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  • The LADWP and L.A. City Council are duking it out again, this time over a $600,000 bill the utility's board is refusing to pay.
  • The U.S. House has passed a ban on animal cruelty videos.
  • L.A.'s new head of city planning is said to be the city's chief zoning administrator and Long Beach resident Michael LoGrande.
  • With the salary scandal going on in Bell, we might be hearing about a lot of high salaries around the state. The latest: the head of the California School Boards Association earns $562,333, more than 50% than in 2006.
  • Will it help? A street in Rialto known for is crime may get rebranded with a new name. Out with Jackson Street and in with Golden Eagle Lane.
  • Officials at the Port of Los Angeles are working on a project that they hope cleans up Cabrillo Beach, known as one of the most polluted in the state.
  • If you're white (also, perhaps not overweight) and become a missing person, there's more chance the news media will cover the story, says a professor.
  • Attention Socialists: "The Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist body in the United States, is about to restart its Los Angeles local," says a Professor Emeritus at the UCLA on the Huffington Post.
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