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shredding moms Yesterday moms in Laguna Niguel skated a bowl in a mothers' day fundraiser. "Kids are proud to have a nonconforming parent," the LA Times writes, which puts a nail in the skating-as-rebellion coffin for us. Wait, we hear more banging — it's 35-year-old mother Jenny Sparks, who tells the paper: "Skateboarding is the new Jenny Craig."

immigration numbers An AP report in the Daily Breeze says that it's going to be hard for Washington to come up with immigration legislation since no one can agree on the numbers. As in, do undocumented immigrants cost the US in social benefits, or do they contribute taxes and social security dollars to the economy?

LA is #1 Speaking of contributing to the economy, LA is the #1 city in the nation to spend your counterfeit bills. More than $6 million in phony money was passed in the LA area in 2005, and $2 million was seized before it made it to the street.

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theirs is real The LA Business Journal is out with its (guesstimated) richest Angelenos list. To spare you registration, LA Observed takes a peek at a few. Including Kirk Kerkorian, who may be rich but he sure ain't pretty. Don't click and say we didn't warn you.