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Extra, Extra: Hal Fishman Signs Off
- RIP: Veteran KTLA newscaster Hal Fishman passes away at age 75.
- Southern California's 11 bridges are A-OK, officials said based on recently completed emergency inspections.
- To reward him for his groundbreaking and much talked-about late night show "Last Call", NBC has decided to give Carson Daly a two-year extension. Way to secure last place, NBC.
- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has decided to resign from DreamWorks Animation SKG's board of directors and to sell close to 10 million of his shares.
- You'd think that an art exhibit entitled "The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820" would mount information in Spanish to appeal to the swathes of Latin American immigrants who rarely patronize LACMA's galleries. You'd be wrong.
- A Russian-Armenian crime ring accused of canvassing truck yards and stealing merchandise has been broken up.
- A mentally disabled U.S. citizen wrongly deported to Mexico earlier this year has been found and ordered released from the L.A. County Jail.
- Better late than never: storied Anaheim rock club Doll Hut will receive a city permit to charge for live music after 20 years of operating illegally.
- Say it ain't so: Brit singer Lily Allen has been barred from entering the U.S. after an altercation at LAX.
- Hurray for us: L.A. has the fourth best big-city downtown in California according to California Policy & Development Report's Paul Shigley.
- Starting in 2008, California's six largest preferred provider organizations (PPOs) — including Aetna, HealthNet, Cigna, Blue Shield, Well Point and United — have agreed to provide data on quality of care and patient satisfaction for a new consumer report card.
- Apple devotees rejoice: Steve Jobs announces new iMacs, keyboards and iWork.
- Be free: NYT finally unleashes TimesSelect articles unto the unwashed masses.
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