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- There was actually was some real drama regarding last night's Dancing with the Stars. A 34-year-old Florida man overzealously looking for Olympian Shawn Johnson was arrested after he allegedly tried to jump a security fence at the studio where it was being taped. Today he was slapped with a temporary restraining order from Johnson and charged with three criminal counts including stalking and carrying a loaded firearm.
- In addition to approving a new billboard ordinance, the Planning Commission also okayed the Museum of Tolerance's expansion, which, ironically enough, the neighborhood was not too tolerant of. City Council will be the ultimate decided on the two issues.
- Does having a Trader Joes in the neighborhood make it more walkable area?
- The LA Times will soon be launching a weekly paper called.... Brand X. For some, its off to a rocky start already, the website is a holding page from Register.com. Nevertheless, it should be an interesting and hopefully good source for information when it officially launches.
- There's another Korean taco kid on the block and he's got some fighting words for Kogi BBQ
- An 86-year-old woman in Downey went tree sitting last night, but it wasn't to save trees or the environment, she was apparently distraught over the loss of her home, CBS reports. She eventually came down early this morning and later showed up at City Hall.
- Today's Metro Board of Directors meeting was unusually crowded with construction workers. They were there to urge the board not to allow a contract with railcar maker Ansaldo Breda to expire. They also approved the purchase of 41 new compressed natural gas busses and it was CEO Roger Snoble's last meeting before Orange County Transit's Art Leahy takes over.
- "Ski legend and Olympic Valley resident Shane McConkey, 39, died today in Italy where he was filming his latest movie," reports the Sierra Sun. "In 2005, McConkey became one of the first to ever complete a triple back flip while basejumping with skis on, a trick he completed off a 400-foot drop near Lake Tahoe."