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Extra, Extra: High Speed Rail Funding Killed, NBA Lockout Hurts Hooters, Christian Sex Addiction Treatment

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  • The U.S. House passed a spending bill that kills federal funding for California's high-speed rail for the year.
  • Hooters (and we're sure other downtown bars) have taken a big hit with the NBA lockout.
  • NBC profiled a Christian treatment center in Laguna Beach that treats men suffering from sexual obsession.
  • Curbed LA shares its favorite parts about the NYT piece on LA rentals.
  • Hate crimes are down 28 percent in LA County (but hate crimes against gays have spiked in Palm Springs).
  • California has 2 million kids in poverty.
  • ICE discovered a massive tunnel under the Mexican border.
  • Reporters are trying to figure out what the city knew about the tree that killed a woman in Costa Mesa.