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  • A suspicious package was found at LAX's Terminal 4 today around 1:45 p.m. The terminal was locked down for an hour with no flights affected. Police have not released the contents of the package and if there are any suspects. (via phone call to LAX Public Information Office)
  • Sorry to be such a bummer, but Trader Joe's OG wine guy, Robert Berning, passed away today at the age of 73. He was a pioneer in bringing cheap, cheap wine to California. He will be missed as well as Estelle Getty. Cheers some two-buck-Chuck to Estelle and Robert!
  • A Long Beach woman was injured today when she tried to separate a fight between her two pit bulls. The pit bulls turned their aggression on her and she received an unconfirmed amount of bites.
  • The 405/101 interchange has been a thorn in many an LAist side, but what really makes it a "classic bottleneck?" The Bottleneck Blog has the answer with some interesting improvement options proposed by Caltrans.
  • If there is a god, there will soon be beer at Anaheim's GardenWalk movie theater.
  • Straight out of a Jenji Kohan storyline, there was a huge DEA raid on tract homes all over the southland. They found over 5,600 marijuana plants and arrested 4 men all said to be linked to an Asian crime group.
  • From a Federal Prison, former U.S. Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham has asked President Bush for clemency for his role in accepting millions of dollars in bribes. Sorry "Duke," doubtful if Bush even thinks you're a good guy...