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AM news: the Governator, the DWP and biking biking

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The LA Times looks inside Schwarzenegger's Governorship and finds the Governator "difficult to predict," "mercurial," "fun," Democrat-kissing and peach-schnapps-drinking. We're thinking "loose cannon."

The Daily News scrutizes the DWP's budget and doesn't like employee perks like a choir, breastfeeding classes and training. A rate hike is in the works so they're a little cranky — axing a $28,000 choir program won't save our current rates.

Yesterday 5 bicyclists started a 33-day, 3,000-mile ride from Dockwiler Beach. The Airline Ride Across America is raising funds and remembering the airline staff who died in 9-11. Each day of the ride is dedicated to one vicitm and will end with visits to the crash sites.

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Driving through Echo Park we ducked swarms of bikes yesterday and realized that the postponed LA Scavenger Hunt was in session; and LA Voice tell the story from the inside (and with photos!)