News Extra, Extra By Emma G. Gallegos Published Sep 3, 2011 12:00 AM Photo by leolucido via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr LAist relies on reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. Donate Now Monthly Donation One-Time Donation $5/mo $10/mo $15/mo $20/mo $60 $120 $180 $240 Continue We have a twist on a man bites dog story: man bites snake and gets charged with animal cruelty. You're probably not seeing as many big yellow school buses and here's the explanation. Here's the latest battle in the food truck v. brick-and-mortar wars. Southwest Airlines doesn't care if you're the front-man for Green Day: pull up your pants. The state senate passed an anti-gay bullying measure named in honor of Seth Walsh, a gay student who commited suicide after being bullied at his Tehachapi junior high. Local reps in Sacramento are getting no love from NorCal or SoCal for their downtown L.A. football stadium proposal. An Australian airline checks out our "gangster-glam" cocktail scene.