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  • Curious how public transportation in Los Angeles County works? Metro CEO Art Leahy is speaking at the Transit Coalition's free monthly meeting tomorrow night. Add bonus: it's at Philippe the Original.
  • Thanks to social media tools like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, the LAPD stands a better chance to catch the Laker rioters who committed crimes last Thursday night.
  • There are more details about the shooting that occurred at The Echo early this morning, says The EastsiderLA: there's a possibility of a Hell's Angels connection, but it's still not confirmed that a motorcyclist fired off shots. The victim shot in the torso remained hospitalized.
  • A woman was killed in a crash this morning in Northridge: her SUV was stopped in a turn lane hen a Mercedes behind her hit her with "excessive speed," pushing her into the intersection.
  • "Los Angeles’ public parking is about to get a whole lot smarter," says KPCC. "The city got a $15 million federal grant to figure out how to make the city’s meters and parking garages better serve drivers looking for places to park."
  • Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver wants city council meetings to stop being so damn long (ever hear them on KCRW around midnight?) and is proposing ways to shorten them: one way, city councilmembers would have to talk less.
  • Congrats to Lynwood, which was named one of the 10 All-America City Award winners last Friday.
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