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  • $700 million spent on housing and zero to show for it. Check out the LA Times' two-part story on cities across California have mismanaged housing funds.
  • The Echo Curio Curiosity Shop & Gallery, which is known for its music shows in Echo Park, has been shut down by the LAPD. The reasons are still unknown.
  • The Valley is getting a world-class performance venue, which will open in January.
  • Seven healthcare reform bills were signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger last week.
  • In Huntington Beach today: "Hundreds of Californians joined surfing priests and religious leaders from mulitiple faiths to honor the ocean and protest coastal pollution."
  • Despite being of the L.A. region's easiest hikes, Eaton Canyon was no match for four teenagers who apparently got drunk on the trail during high heat and needed to be rescued.
  • Snow views in October? Great! "The National Weather Service says snow will be returning to the mountains overlooking the Southland this week," says KFINEWS on Twitter.
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