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  • The former manager of a WeHo marijuana dispensary was sentenced today to 5 years probation for "maintaining drug-related premises" on North La Brea known as the Yellow House.
  • Tonya Mae Schaefer of Alhambra also received her sentence today; the 43-year-old will now serve 25 to life for the murder and abandonment of her newborn baby in 2006.
  • It's a not guilty plea for a Santa Ana teacher whose .38 handgun was found in her classroom by an 8-year-old student at Diamond Elementary School earlier this month.
  • A grandmother holding her 2 year old grandson was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Garden Grove. The 70-year-old is visiting from Korea, and although has been hospitalized, is not expected to survive.
  • However, some elderly women aren't as fragile, like the 90-year-old Norwalk woman who now stands accused of beating her son's dog to death with a garden shovel.
  • Today is the last day for Dutton's in Brentwood, and now comes the news that Santa Ana's indie bookshopLibreria Martinez might have to close the book on retailing.
  • Is architectural marvel Frank Gehry setting up new offices in El Segundo? CurbedLA has the buzz
  • LAist has all the info you need to get a handle on your May Day, from transit troublespots to protest participation potential. But The Sausage Factory clues us in to another special celebration tomorrow: "Councilman Ed Reyes and Police Chief Bill Bratton are participating in a 'Tamales for Peace' event with organizers of tomorrow's May Day parade as all parties involved pledge there will not be a repeat of last year's clash with police." No word if actual tamales will be involved.