Extra, Extra: Overlays, Osama, and Trains, Trains, Trains!
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- In order to cover the costs of their $600-million-plus priest abuse settlement, the Los Angeles Archdiocese is selling off its Santa Barbara convent, leaving the nuns with no place left to go.
- Aw, how cute, the 818 thinks it's just like the 310! The San Fernando Valley may be getting a 747 area code overlay in the very near future.
- Are we seeing a theme here yet? A thirteen-year-old boy was killed by an SUV while riding his bike last night in La Puente.
- Congress is giving student aid programs an overhaul, with more money going to Pell grants and fewer funds going towards lender subsidies.
- BREAKING: that new Osama Bin Ladin tape is now available on the net; authorities are analyzing it for authenticity even as we speak.
- North County can now exist on Sundays: Metrolink announced Sunday service on the Antelope Valley line, which serves Union Station, Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando, Sylmar, the Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valleys. Saturday service is also getting a boost with three more trains.
- Speaking of new train service, the Expo Line from downtown to Culver City got its funding! 2010, here we come!
- It costs $8 for this? "NASA can shoot a man into orbit faster than the shuttles often make the five-mile climb to the [Griffith Observatory] entrance. The once-familiar 10-minute drive in a car now can take more than 40 minutes via shuttle"