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  • The feds are cracking down on undocumented immigrants who reenter the country after being deported, the LA Times found. Attempts to nab the offenders makes up more than one-third of all prosecutions in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. The logic behind the push, feds say, is to keep the more dangerous elements off the street but some public defenders who represent the undocumenteds are calling BS on them.
  • Attention 11th and 12th graders: the University of California is considering dropping the SATs from admission requirements. Smart move, UC. The test has proven to be racially and economically biased and does not test intelligence but test taking skills. Oh wait, college is sort of like that too.
  • Police in Hermosa Beach arrested a man who allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and stabbed her current boyfriend multiple times. Current boyfriend is alive but in serious condition while ex-boyfriend and current madman surrendered to cops after a stand off in the apartment.
  • The Kodak Theater could be the site of this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Kodak might be an unusual choice due to its relatively small number of seats, compared to past venues. Especially because each musician needs two seats: one for himself and for his ego.
  • A man in Palm Springs is counting his lucky stars today, having been rescued after falling about 200 feet from Mount San Gorgonio Saturday afternoon. That'll teach him for falling.
  • The Washington state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $2.25 million to five children who were wounded or traumatized when a parolee from Washington fired 70 rounds into the Granada Hills Jewish community center, wounding five before killing a mail carrier in August 1999. The families of the boys argued the state should have done more to check up on the parolee which, had they done so, would have revealed the dude was stashing weapons in his house. The families originally sued for $15 million. Therapy ain't cheap, people.
  • Two people were shot in Sun Valley this morning during an apparent case of road rage. Five people in one car fought with two people in another, each eventually pulling guns. What happened to the good ol days when rivals would just have dance offs in alleys and have names like Jets and Sharks?