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so you wanna be a rock-n-roll star Sherman Oaks' own Katharine McPhee sailed through the latest "American Idol" round. The 22-year old wowed viewers with her rendition of the abysmal "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins.

want to be the governor Despite not getting an endorsement from the Democratic party, State Controller (and Democrat) Steve Westly is still running hard for California Governor. At a debate with Phil Angelides yesterday, the two tusseled over their environmental credentials and campaign donors; tune in to see for yourself this Saturday at 3:30pm on Channel 7.

hard to be the mayor The LA Weekly looks at immigration and Antonio Villaraigosa; the issue may have catapulted him onto the national stage, but it's also a minefield. As we can tell from our comments, even just typing the word "undocumented" throws some people into a tizzy.

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want a drink? The Pasadena Star-News reports on the city's efforts to bring an NFL team to the coliseum: turns out beer is on the table. City leaders "certified an addendum to the Coliseum's environmental impact report that sets the stage for city approval of signage and alcohol allowances the NFL desires." Cheers!