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- At least some of it will (is expected to) open this year. The Expo Line's first phase, which will go between downtown and Culver City, is behind schedule.
- Congresswoman Diane Watson announced her retirement today and Assemblymemember Karen Bass announced that she'll be running for the seat.
- Will it ever be cool again? MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta stepped down today. That's just nine months after he took the new gig after leaving a high level position at Facebook.
- It's not just Toyota, take heed Honda owners: 437,000 cars added to global air bag recall.
- Watch those beans! Chili Addiction on La Cienega has soft launched with a full opening on Friday.
- WTF lede of the day: "An 18-year-old Manhattan Beach man was arrested at Pacific Elementary School on Monday after reports surfaced Friday that he had offered to pay a third-grader for his urine."
- The Downtown Art Walk is tomorrow, here's the big preview of it.
- Who doesn't like sleep? "Do dread going to sleep because you're unable to go online for eight hours?" CNN asks.
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