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Extra, Extra: Hide your Cocks!

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  • The identity of one driver caught in the horrific fire on the I-5 Friday night might now be identified by the last call he made. Reports surfaced that the fire in the tunnel was so hot, the concrete began to melt.
  • But, things are going smoothly today, officials said. Or as smoothly as rush hour on the I-5 can be.
  • A cockfighting raid in San Diego over the weekendnetted 4,400 birds at a seven-acre compound. Fifty people were issued misdemeanor citations, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine, and ordered to answer to cockfighting charges. How do you think that conversation goes in jail? Dude, what are you in for? Uh...
  • Mayor Tony endorsed an extensionof the light-rail train line from Pasadena to Montclair today. He reversed his decision, leaving some to wonder, Did his girlfriend move to Pasadena?
  • A gunman remains at largetoday after shooting a man in Silver Lake Sunday night. Investigators believe the attack was gang related. No word yet on whether or not it was related to thisgang war, between "hipsters and homeboys."
  • LA Curbed asks: Are dogs vanishing in Echo Park? Coyotes may be to blame, though the Chupacabracould also be a suspect.
  • Did Franklin Avenuescoop The Drudge Report on a Don Imus return to radio? Mayor Sam says so.
  • It's almost Halloween. Time to start thinking about how quickly you're going to die. I have about 1.4 billion seconds left. Guess it's time to get a move on with Plan B: that underwater pottery store I've always wanted to open.
  • Gregory Rodriguez found a reason to revel in the recent Fabian Nunez scandal: "[It] might finally spell the end of the tradition of left-wing, well-off Mexican American politicians and activists pretending to be in the vanguard of the working class." Interesting take. I hope they don't dispel the working-class myth about my favorite, blue-collar, non-cheating Mayor too.

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