Extra Extra: The Airbus, Big Air, and Good Ol' Bob
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- The WORST NEWS IMAGINABLE: you know that shiny new Fender Strat Rock Band controller? It's probably going to break. I KNOW. Harmonix is finally responding to the issue, but we hear it's fairly easy to fix at home.
- More fallout from striking writers: the Democratic party has cancelled next month's candidate debate due to a contract dispute between CBS and its many creative staffers.
- The Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, is at LAX this week, where it will be here until Friday for "for tests, private tours and an invitation-only demonstration flight."
- Home sales in October dropped 20% nationwide, and over 30% in the Western part of the country alone. I think the time is ripe to invest in a condo!
- The LAUSD is now hiring consultants and a public relations firm to fix its image -- and why, pray tell? Because city newspapers "love to focus on all the negative going on in the district."
- Cockfights! Oh, and caged fowl were also involved. Gardena police found more than 100 roosters, plus many more dead birds, in a cock-fighting bust earlier this week. 30 of the more than 100 fight attendees were detained for questioning.
- The new Todd Haynes Dylan flick looks fantastic -- too bad you can't say the same of much of Dylan's own oeuvre. LA Weekly takes a closer look at Dylan duds like "Renaldo and Clara" and "Eat the Document."
- Fire-fighting felons? Actually, the Department of Corrections program of "fire camps" for inmates not only helps battle blazes like the one in Malibu this week, but program participants are less likely to return to jail, and the state ends up saving $80 mil every year.
Photo by Osmany Rodriguez, courtesy of the Whiskerino project