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- Gov. Schwarzenegger has announced he will appoint Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado to fill the vacated Lieutenant Governor position. The Governor revealed his choice while appearing on tonight's Jay Leno Show.
- In other position-filling news, new LAPD Chief Charlie Beck named his leadership team today.
- Cuts, cuts, and cuts approved today by the Orange County Transit Authority's Board of Directors. Expect route elimination and shortenings.
- The former Pasadena cop turned criminal known as the Polite Bandit was sentenced today to 13 years in federal prison for a series of robberies he committed last year.
- Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry's daughter Alexandra will not face DUI charges as a result of her being pulled over recently in LA on suspicion of drunk driving.
- Some kids in Calabasas took TV's South Park to heart and followed a Facebook post saying Friday was "Kick a Ginger" Day by beating up a red-headed classmate. The incident, is not, however, being treated as a hate crime.
- LAist alum Caroline on Crack tells Squid Ink readers 5 tips for taking "food porn" pictures. Happy picture-taking! Don't forget to put your "food porn" shots in our LAist Featured Photos pool; we may use them for our ongoing "Eye Nosh" series.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.