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  • Despite the concerns of some animal rights activists, Brenda Barnette was confirmed yesterday in to head up LA's Animal Services Department.
  • Mayor Villaraigosa is blogging over at the HuffPo today about his Summer Jobs program.
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  • A Ventura Co. judge has ruled it's time to get the trial underway for the Oxnard school shooting that was sparked by a student's sexual orientation.
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  • Earlier this morning, a broken water main caused flooding in Downtown.
  • The NYT has a piece this week about the trend of movie sing-a-long events. We think we do a pretty respectable job with The Sound of Music and other films here at the Hollywood Bowl.
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