AM news: water, murder, mayors, farmers. And fashion.
The LA Weekly begins a series on water and LA's lust for H20 as the DWP contemplates a rate hike in July. And in fluffier news, for fashion week the paper's Steffie Nelson looks at age-appropriate fashion — including some very nice photos, thanks to the website's redesign — and concludes that even 40-year-olds can shop at Forever 21.
A mystery in Long Beach: a deputy who was found dead on her way to work yesterday morning was thought to have accidentally shot herself. But no, her gun wasn't fired, and the bullets that killed her were of a different caliber. Police are now trying to figure out who killed Maria Cecilia Rosa.
Mayors from across the nation will meet in Los Angeles today, and our own Antonio Villaraigosa will be talking about poverty. We hope he got a chance to sleep last night — he looked pretty tired on Channel 9 News's Ask the Mayor (scroll down to the Top 5 videos).
CityBeat catches up with the South Central Farmers and their efforts to hold onto the 14 acre community garden in South LA. It's a response to a piece 2 weeks ago in the LA Weekly that exposed dissent among the activists and organizers — CityBeat's story says it was a few malcontents. While the developer who owns the land has been told by the courts that he can sell the property, the city continues to negotiate quietly to prevent that from happening.