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  • About the above photo, taken in Boyle Heights, via the Citizen of the World Inc. blog: "There is no mistaking that the area’s population comes from Latino-descent. But right off of 4th St and Boyle Avenue is the Keiro Senior Healthcare Center - a Japanese and Japanese-American center. My coworker and I spent an entire recording conversations of the Japanese community in their lovely facility, right in the heart of Mexican-American Boyle Heights. The shot above is the center’s pond - a beautiful reminder of Los Angeles’ abundance of cultures."
  • No positive I.D. yet, but a body thought to be that of missing Chelsea King, 17, was found today in the San Diego area.
  • The State of California wants to sell two stale downtown buildings and blogdowntown Editor Eric Richardson is hoping for a chance of revitalization and improvement.
  • Geeeezz. "Pesticides carried from farm fields by the winds make hundreds of Californians ill each year — and advocates for stricter controls say many more cases go unreported."
  • Again? Firefighters rescued a dog in the L.A. River today.
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pitches the city on why the census should be taken seriously by residents.
  • An unheard amount of pelicans--above 300--are being found injured around the state. Will Campbell finds a dead one on the bike path for the second time and tells us how everyone can help.
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