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- Mayor Villaraigosa is in Sacramento today trying to make the best of the possible state raids on local tax dollars. “Our willingness to sacrifice on the State’s behalf does not represent an open-ended commitment or a blank check,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “We must be sure that our hard-earned tax dollars make their way back to taxpayers as quickly as possible.” (via press release)
- With losing the political support of Sen. Harry Reid, the MagLev train between Vegas and Anaheim seems to be less and less a future reality. He's now backing a high speed train called the DesertXpress that would go between Sin City and... Victorville.
- Chrysler is the new Fiat, says the Supreme Court.
- What's the city's transportation committee looking into tomorrow? StreetsblogLA has the scoop: "Three motions would move just over sixteen and a half million dollars from the city's general transportation funds to advance the Green Line Extension direct to LAX, the downtown Streetcar project for Broadway and pedestrian safety improvements for the Foshay Learning Center after the Expo Line is completed.
- A fight over equal rights! It's Donald Trump vs. Rancho Palos Verdes.
- Laker Parade? We haven't won yet, but plans are being discussed, just in case, ya know?
- A baby gray whale has been hanging out in Marina Del Rey for about a week now and those curious enough to get a close look are worrying officials.
- To boom or not to boom? NASA is trying to figure out how to reduce the intensity of sonic booms. But to do that, they must go boom, boom, boom (Will.I.Am!) and then study, study, study. On Thursday, multiple sonic booms will be heard Thursday morning in the Antelope Valley produced by F/A-18s, according to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center (via press release).