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  • A drive-by shooting that took place late Friday in Harbor Gateway claimed the life of its 17-year-old victim Daniel Moran early this morning when he succumbed to his wounds.
  • Hundreds of students and parents took part in a protest today in Jefferson Park against a proposed light-rail line that would go through their community.
  • It took 16 years, but a suspect has finally been caught in the 1992 hit-and-run murder of two elderly pedestrians in San Pedro. The suspect was arrested when he tried to cross the Mexican border.
  • Need a good way to get out of going to jail? How about if the patrol car you're in gets hit by another car; it just happened last night in Santa Ana.
  • From the "snack attack" files: Four young boys ranging from 11-14 were caught the other day breaking into the campus snack bar of Valencia High. After they'd snuck in through a vent they were found chowing down on candy bars and Gatorade.
  • An interesting look at one of our city's Councilwomen with an intriguing title: Jan Perry Has Balls. Well alrighty then.
  • The Daily News has a profile of former talk show host and Sherman Oaks resident Jenny Jones, who now runs a foundation that awards grants to individuals seeking to improve their communities. The article begins a bit dubiously, though: "Jenny Jones was a daily fixture on daytime television for so long that there are some people who think her talk show is still on the air." Seriously? Who are you people?
  • It's contest time again! Win tickets to see Cafe Tacvba and Ima Robot at the Greek. Just head over to this part of LAist and leave a comment telling us where you think a scramble crosswalk should be set up in LA.