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- New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Thomas Friedman today likened LAX to America's Decline.
- Starbucks wants to stick to coffee, not be the center of a gun debate.
- Budget cuts to Los Angeles County Sheriff's means upper management will be out on the streets patrolling with the rank and file deputies. Yes, even The Sheriff Lee Baca himself may pull you over for running that stop sign.
- Baca also plans to release inmates earlier than usual to address the budget concerns.
- "The Los Angeles Police Department apologized to the family of Robert F. Kennedy for exhibiting the tie, white shirt and black jacket the senator was wearing when he was assassinated in 1968."
- Griffith Park Wayist does a two-part series--read 'em, one and two--looking into the budget cuts affecting parks and libraries.
- Blogging and bitching about confusion for transit users at the Little Tokyo Gold Line station has prompted action and improvements.
- Smartstore is "a brand new mini-market and quick-serve restaurant [that] aims to bring an East Coast sensibility to the South Bay." Manhattan Beach Patch wonders if it's the future of convenience stores.
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