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  • Ed Fuentes at View from a Loft reports that as the LAPD preps for an appeal "to the community at large, Councilmember Ed Reyes' staff asked if bloggers can help get the word out as well" regarding a 21-year-old suspect blamed for a rash of recent hot prowl and sexual assault incidents in Lincoln Heights.
  • "As many as 600 students at Locke High School fought in a lunchtime brawl that has left the campus locked down and four students arrested, police and school officials said this afternoon." Alain Leroy Locke Senior High School is located in the Century Palms neighborhood of South LA.
  • Two minor quakes hit Southern California today. A magnitude-4.1 in Riverside County and a 3.4 near Telescope Park, which 102 miles west of Las Vegas, according to KNBC.
  • Good news from Congressman Adam Schiff via his blog: "After a seven year long effort, the President signed a measure into law which I authored called the Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act. This legislation will direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to analyze an expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley. These are the mountains that surround the 29th Congressional District and neighboring areas."
  • Antioxidant orchard salad? Beverly Hills gets a new restaurant called Greenleaf.
  • Speaking of healthy food, M Cafe de Chaya of Melrose fame opened its second location in Culver City last Sunday. The macrobiotic eatery's menu is all vegan... except for the fish.
  • From A to Z, everything in the USA can be found in Azusa. That includes crime. Last night 50 cars were damaged with a pellet gun along 11 straight blocks.
  • A little meta fun: LA Times' eco-blogger, GreenLAGirl at Emerald City, nudges LAist's Editor (this writer) for still owning a car in a reader question response about de-caring in the Valley: "Zach Behrens, editor of LAist, lives in the Valley and manages to get all over L.A. sans car. He does, however, still own a car..." As for getting to Santa Monica from the SFV? Take the Metro Rapid 761 to Wilshire and transfer to the 720 or 920. Completely doable and quite a relaxing ride over the hill.