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  • Watch out: "Robbers armed with baseball bats assault victims in Echo Park & Franklin Hills."
  • Employes and customers were detained, some reportedly arrested, by the LAPD in a raid of a Venice marijuana dispensary Thursday night.
  • Another train crash: "A surgical team amputated the arm of a conductor Friday to free him from the wreckage of a locomotive that struck a slow-moving freight train on tracks 50 miles east of Los Angeles."
  • A number of California school districts are accused of charging fees to students and their parents to attend public school, an ACLU lawsuit says.
  • Two suspects in the killing of a man who had just won money at a Hawaiian Gardens casino have been captured by police.
  • KCRW's Elvis Mitchell will co-host a new show, "At the Movies," with Roger Ebert on PBS.
  • Which Los Angeles City Councilmember can rock the facial hair? Apparently Eric Garcetti who is winning 63 to 46 to Ed Reyes.Vote on this poll, which at last check, had Eric Garcetti winning.
  • Some housekeeping: Our iPhone app, Istaverse, is working again. If you recently updated and it's still not working, please delete it and re-install.