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  • Good news [for democracy] Voter registration for Tuesday's election is about 700,000 higher than during the last California presidential primary four years ago. Bad news [for politicos] Some county elections officials project that roughly 20 percent of the ballots might not be tallied until Wednesday or later.

  • Good news [for Obama] The Ill Sen. received the nod of approval from the largest Spanish language newspaper in the nation, La Opinion. In their endorsement, the editorial board said, "we were disappointed with [Clinton's] calculated opposition to driver’s licenses for the undocumented, which contrasts markedly from the forceful argument in support made by Obama." Bad news [for Obama] He still trails Clinton by as many as 7 percentage points in California.

  • Good news [for presidential supporters] Today, Clinton unveiled a new stump speech at Cal State L.A. with a star-studded backdrop behind her that included local politicians, Magic Johnson and others. An Obama event at UCLA tomorrow will not feature the candidate bu will showcase his wife, Michelle and Oprah, Caroline Kennedy and others (RSVP here).Bad news [for some Clintonists] Some were not impressed by Clinton's East L.A. appearance, but with three days left until Tuesday's historic primary, who among us won't miss the fervently political atmosphere in a town mostly devoted to entertainment?

  • Good news [for drivers]: Mayor Villaraigosa plans to eliminate rush hour parking on busy city streets to unclog the arterial traffic during peak times on Pico and Olympic. Bad news [for some local shops] Some are decrying the move as anti-business.

  • Good news [for Exxon] The oil giant posted record profits, announcing yesterday that it earned $40.6 billion last year. Bad news [for drivers] Oil costs around $100 a barrel, but is holding steady at around $3.00 a gallon.

  • Bad news [for for Sunday in the park-ers] A light storm is supposed to hit Southern California tonight, dropping as much as an inch of rain.Good news [for Sunday in the park-ers] Weather casters are mostly wrong.

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