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A.M. News: Gangs, Art, Water & The Food Network

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Los Angeles Sunday on NPR
Last night, NPR featured, almost back to back, two stories about LA. The first, an interview with LAPD Chief Bratton on LA's increased gang problem. A few minutes later, Al Shelton's Western Art storefront on Ventura Blvd. is featured. (All Things Considered, NPR)

LA's Reservoirs
"Facing new water regulations prohibiting open-air reservoirs of potable water, the city would prefer to cover Elysian and Upper Stone Canyon reservoirs with fabric, metal or concrete. But local residents are fighting to have the sites somehow reclaimed as parkland or open space." (LAT)

Meet Iron Chef, Ronald McDonald
When you watch The Food Network, and especially Iron Chef, you would expect some better subliminal (or, ugh, viral) advertising (Digg):