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  • Not to be a downer on your "hump" day, but just in case it was off your radar as of late, don't forget to worry about the radioactive waste that threatens our splendid California coast.
  • What's that saying about people in glass houses? What about owners of glass houses who put sexual images on their personal websites then go to work as a judge condemning those who have similar interests and practices?
  • The troubled King-Drew Medical Center may have just been resuscitated by the University of California, who are considering taking over running the hospital.
  • Speaking of reprieves, tomatoes from our fair state may have been deemed okay (although it seems folks are adapting to a tomato-free lifestyle fairly well) but local growers are still worried that the recent salmonella outbreak may impact sales of their crops.
  • Good news for Mercury Insurance policy holders: Your car insurance might be going down soon thanks to a change in law that lessens the importance of what zip code your car gets parked in every night.
  • Just in case you ever thought it was a good idea to bring home a snake you happened to find in a park, let this gentleman from Inglewood's tale be a lesson to you.
  • What happened to the days when bad kids got their reps by ditching math class, smoking in the john, making out under the bleachers, and swigging covert gulps of Dad's Jack Daniels? Three 14-year-old boys in the OC have been arrested in connection to the weekend death of another 14-year-old boy; the incident is believed to be gang-related.
  • There's still a couple of days left on the clock for our Rilo Kiley concert tix giveaway. Head over to this part of LAist and leave us your thoughts on the best things to do in Los Feliz before or after a show at the Greek.