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  • 60-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura "was arrested Friday while visiting Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth territory in the Pacific" for the murder of his wife, which took place in Los Angeles in 1981. Miura is awaiting extradition.
  • The LA Times takes a look at two major Downtown projects that remain delayed, Park Fifth and Grand Avenue. Financing woes and pushed back start dates have led to the observation that "the fate of both projects is increasingly being seen as a tipping point for the future of downtown."
  • Students at Chapman University were told today to remain on alert because "the person who accosted a woman leaving an off-campus fraternity party remained at large."
  • The 14-year-old boy who survived a five person murder-suicide this weekend might be the key for police in figuring out just what happened this Saturday when his stepfather shot everyone in the family at their Yorba Linda condo.
  • Mayor Tony named the people he selected to serve on an education team he's establishing to work on a six-school partnership aimed at improving conditions in LAUSD schools.
  • Three people, including a 78-year-old lawyer, were charged with trying to sell $500 million worth of counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes. The fake notes were printed to include an issue year of 1934 and a portrait of President McKinley, and were made to look old to convince buyers. Now I know I'm not supposed to take wooden nickels, but old looking paper...?
  • The powerful surf that's been pounding our coastline claimed the life of a man last night. The 23-year-old was swept away as he was fishing with two others on the rocks on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The search for the man was called off this afternoon.
  • LAist's own Carolyn Kellogg has a brand new bag, blogging about books at the LA Times' Jacket Copy. She kicked things off with a look at a couple of writers who have embraced the nom de plume for better or for worse, JT LeRoy and last night's Best Original Screenplay Oscar winner Diablo Cody. Congrats, Carolyn!