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A.M. News: Fed Cash, Green Goodness, OIS & MTA

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Daily News tells tales of earmarked federal funding to go to the wayside in the Valley due to Democrats going lean on the budget. Of course, it won't be just the Valley. Watch out basin/metropolitan LA.

The California Report looks into the future of rest stops along California's highways. Coffee vendors, farmer's markets, solar power, wifi and more. (Download Audio Here)

Closer to home, Art Center College of Design's downtown campus's roof is green.

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The Holidays are not good for criminals with weapons or pretend weapons. A Valley Traffic Division (VTD) Officer shot and killed a man after a 15-minute pursuit when the assailant pulled an object and pointed it like a gun at the officer. It was a spark plug socket. The end of the pursuit was broadcast live on the local news.

Acronym of the day: OIS (Officer Involved Shooting).

Finally! MTA's Transit Access Pass (you know those TAP Here boxes?) is explained: "Prepaid 'smart cards' would provide access to buses and trains from 11 regional agencies."