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Extra, Extra -- San Diego had a Beach Riot

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  • About the Above Photo: "Every Sunday from sunrise to sunset since February 15th 2004, a temporary memorial is erected in the sand just north of the pier at Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles and at Sterns Wharf in Santa Barbara, California and other locations around the country by local chapters of Veterans For Peace (VFP) and volunteers. This memorial is known as Arlington West... By the end of July 2007, using the U.S. government's own “officially acknowledged” account, the death toll for U.S. Armed Forces has surpassed 3,600 while the combined total of wounded and medical evacuations exceeds 114,000."
  • Major events for the Los Angeles Fire Department today include a traffic collision with entrapment in North Hollywood and a reported drowning of an adult male in Sylmar. Last night the LAFD fought structure fires in Hollywood and Van Nuys and a vehicle fire at Topanga Canyon and the 101 Freeway.
  • Four people were shot in alley today near Downtown in what police says is a gang-related attack.
  • Seven deaths are blamed on the heat this past week. NBC4 reports 12.
  • This Sunday's edition of the printed LA Times will include the first olfactory ad, frosted-cake flavor mind you.
  • It's so hot out, the interior of cars are getting to be about 180 degrees -- that's enough to do a little cookie baking through your front windshield.
  • Beach Riot! 16 people arrested, 100 people fighting, 70 police officers, pepper balls, police ATV almost pushed into the ocean. Ah, Labor Day in San Diego.
  • There have been three moderate quakes in the past three days in SoCal.
  • After the August 11th LAX technology related incident that stranded 17,000 international travelers, the airport is getting its upgrade ahead of schedule.

Photo by michelereverte via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr