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Extra Extra: One Million Trees? Not So Fast.

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  • Los Angeles is cleaning up after a wet weekend that drenched the southland and knocked out power to thousands.
  • Want asthma? LAUSD is building seven new schools near freeways, despite scientific studies saying such construction could damage the children's lungs.
  • Huell Howser is here. That's amazing!
  • The city's neighborhood councils could be in for some major changes. Maybe now, you'll actually understand what they are.
  • A Los Angeles man suspected of shooting his pregnant girlfriend in front of her two children surrenderedto police today.
  • Stemming from an Aug. 6 accident in which she hit a car and walked away, Britney Spears has been charged misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and driving without a valid license. She could get time.
  • Continuing his green (and blue) push, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger addressed a United Nations summit on climate change.
  • The chairman of the Cal State Long Beach journalism department on Friday was ousted after criticizing an idea broached by a college dean to eliminate print editions of the campus newspaper. He may have also been a poor leader.
  • Foothill Cities Blog is sick and tired of "un-sweet" and "un-new" development in the area. In an attempt to highlight new projects that will be a boon for the area, readers can nominate their pick for the "sweetest new development".
  • The Mayor's girlfriend is going back to work. Will she be covering the action at City Hall where the action is hot and the affairs are steamy? Nope.
  • And how is the Mayor's One Million Tree initiative going? Eh, not so well.

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