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Extra, Extra: Another Great Move by the Guv and Santa Barbara's Art Meltdown
- Eric Richardson of Blogdowntown snaps the above shot from a downtown commercial shoot yesterday: "Pictured is one scene from the commercial being shot, where a gaggle of females drop their workout to come press up against the window and see some brown guy. I would hope this'll make more sense by the time we see it on TV." Out best guess is that he is made out of chocolate.
- Los Angeles could soon be hit by a storm system - leftover from Hurricane Dean - currently making its way over northern San Diego County.
- A forklift punched a hole in a cargo box containing low-grade radioactive material at LAX yesterday night.
- Large numbers of immigrant rights activists marched through downtown L.A. in support of Elvira Arellano, a recently deported illegal immigrant from Mexico and a staunch advocate of immigration rights.
- Great job, Ahhnold: citing the need for a "prudent reserve," the Governator cut out a $55-million program from the state budget that helped thousands of mentally ill homeless people improve their lives.
- Santa Barbara's "lightblueline" art project has been shut down following an acrid debate over local property values.
- After all these weeks, there are still no signs of the 6 buried miners in Utah.
- Could Attorney General Al Gonzales soon be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff?
- Is it even feasible that Bush could pull a Harry Truman and see his abysmal approval ratings rise following his exit from the White House?
- Get a clue New Haven: Two people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism after sprinkling flour in an IKEA parking lot for runners in a club to follow a path.
- The East Side Riva gang in Riverside placed a classified yard-sale ad threatening District Attorney Rod Pacheco: "Big Blowout -- Going Out of Business... Proceeds benefits Rod Pacheco Memorial Fund."