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Extra, Extra: Littering Sometimes Gets You a DUI

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  • Best headline, as found at the California Progress Report: "Scientific Study Reveals That Conservatives Lack Brain Power – Unable To Break Bad Habits, Correct Mistakes."
  • Yesterday's tentative ruling on an Echo Park apartment rent control lawsuit has "implications for about 26,000 people who live in rent-controlled buildings and receive federal subsidies." So far, the people are protected.
  • The only major event for the Los Angeles Fire Department was a morning crash between a Gold Line train and a truck between at Avenue 55 and Marmion Way. Blocking both tracks, buses "bridged" passengers to the next train station. By 1:30 p.m., the Gold Line was back in action.
  • Going off grid: The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has a plan of making all nine of its campuses powered by solar energy. East Los Angeles College started building its solar power farm last month with Chevron Energy Solutions.
  • The Los Angeles Convention Center strives to go green too.
  • Russia bound? Starting next summer, Transaero will begin regular flights between Moscow and Los Angeles.
  • The Ethics Commission, today, fined both Mayor Villaraigosa ($5,200 for 30 counts) and Council Zine ($8,080 for 32 counts) for campaign fund-raising violations.
  • Don't litter stupid! Soap opera actress Kirsten Storms was pulled over on the 101 freeway early Friday morning for throwing a cigarette out her window. Then officers noticed the smell of alcohol. Whoops! Jail she went.

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