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Extra Extra: Silver Lake DASH, One Day Only
- Who made this weekend festival weekend? There are about a million different events going on around the city this weekend, so enjoy the fall weather and get out there!
- One strike against pirated movies: the MPAA is filing a lawsuit against internet video sharing sites cinematube.net and ssupload.com, claiming that these sites infringe upon the MPAA's copyright.
- Kiefer Sutherland could be facing up to 18 months of jail time for his drunk-driving arrest. Next thing you know he'll shave his head, get knocked up, and develop an addiction to sex while in rehab. All at the same time!
- A Santa Monica woman was sexually assaulted in her own home and then robbed of her 2003 Mercedes last night; authorities are asking people in this otherwise safe neighborhood to contact the Santa Monica PD immediately if they have information on her attacker.
- Over at KCRW, Kevin Roderick is calling for a do-over of the Phil Spector case: "They better not blow it again either, not with the boss up for reelection and voters wondering why celebrities rarely get held to account in this town."
- Where did the LA kids murals on the 101 Freeway near Main go? Looks like CalTrans painted them over.
- Immigrants to the U.S. now have to answer 100 new questions on their naturalization tests -- immigration officials redesigned the test to emphasize American history, geography, and governmental structures. The word "pilgrim" has been replaced by "colonist." Check out the new questions here.
- Those Amgen layoffs must be hitting their employees pretty hard -- authorities uncovered a suspected ecstasy lab at the Woodland Hills home of an Amgen scientist.
- The Guvnuh signed a bill this week that will enable conversion of an old women's prison into the state's first "community re-entry facility" for inmates serving the final months of their sentences.
- Tomorow is your chance to try out the Silver Lake DASH. Leave your car at home and see how many Silver Lake spots you can hit: a walk around the reservoir? Lunch at a restaurant? Grocery shopping? Music lessons? The route will be running at 15-minute intervals from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Give it a try!
Photo of the Magnum P.I. carnival ride by cmeathrell via flickr.
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.