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Extra, Extra: Rufus Wainwright Tix, Jena 6 & The Health Care Fix

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  • About the above photo by Jonathan Alcorn: "Sept 15 2007 Los Angeles, CA - A firefighter was injured in a fire that broke out tonight in a single-story commercial building in East Los Angeles and produced a plume of smoke visible throughout the Los Angeles basin, a fire official said. The fire was reported at 6:17 p.m. at 2840 E. Olympic Blvd. and extinguished after an hour and 45 minutes."
  • Don't forget to enter our Rufus Wainwright contest, which ends tonight. Win a pair of tickets for his concert this Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl!
  • Interested in city wide WIFI? There are two upcoming town hall meetings where you can put your 2-cents in.
  • Murrieta, CA based cyclist and 2006 Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has been found guilty of doping with testosterone by a three-member arbitration panel today.
  • NPR's Morning Edition reports on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's statewide health care plan that would cover the 6.5 million Californians without insurance
  • A small group of 30-50 marchers protested in support of The Jena 6 down Sunset Blvd. this morning.
  • Another protest in Simi Valley over a church harboring an illegal immigrant got so big, the police responded in more than one way: they sent the church, who did not organize the protest, a $40,000 bill for police overtime costs.
  • Someone won the Super Lotto at this writer's local 7-11 in Sherman Oaks. Boo!

Carrie Meathrell also contributed to this report.
Photo by Sundogg via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr