Extra, Extra: Jermaine O'Neal Hearts Kobe and Outsourcing Local Journalism
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- Indiana Pacers star power forward Jermaine O'Neal wants to be traded to the Lakers. Bad.
- Even Southern California is starting to feel the pinch of congestion and overcrowding.
- Frustration with a lack of action at the federal level has prompted states to enact a raft of new immigration laws in the first 6 months of 2007 - more than twice the number that was passed during the same period last year.
- A North Hollywood man was arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in Van Nuys.
- The siblings of a 29-year-old South L.A. man shot by a State Park Ranger in Tapia Park allege that he was shot "in cold blood."
- The New Yorker shows the L.A. blogosphere some love with its new "Postcard from Los Angeles" blog.
- That'll make local reporting a bit trickier: the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper group's copy desk is being moved to San Bernardino.
- Have you ever wondered what the 10 busiest fire stations in L.A. are?
- Hundreds of rescuers are searching for a party of six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet below ground by a powerful cave-in near Salt Lake City, Utah.
- More progress in Iraq: 28 people, including at least 19 children, were killed when a suicide bomber blew up this truck this morning in a Shiite area of Tal Afar.
- More presidential candidate positions on the issues than you can shake a stick at.
- Miss Lohan is going to try to see if rehab outside of LA might work better for her.