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- The man who led police on a car chase from San Bernardino County to Universal City is a suspect in an attempted murder case in his Indiana hometown.
- Serial killer Rodney Alcala was sentenced to death today for the 1970's murders of a pre-teen girl and four women.
- The MTA has boosted security on our commuter rail lines, though there is no imminent threat, following yesterday's suicide bombings in Moscow.
- LA County Supervisors have voted unanimously to cut ties with United Care, the foster agency who has faced citations and charges for serious incidents involving caregivers and foster children, including one recent death of a child that is under investigation.
- UCLA has launched a gardening course for faculty and staff through their Recreation program to encourage their health and well-being, as well as sustainability.
- Students at a Van Nuys elementary school have raised $4,000 in pennies to go towards relief in Haiti following January's devastating quake.
- A $500,000 grant has been approved by a non-profit group to re-open and help fund Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center.