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After hearing the news of the the LA Times' decision to cut the California section, which gives us local, regional and state news, Councilman Eric Garcetti went on Facebook and created a group that now has over 1200 members. "Save the California section of the LA Times before it is too late," Garcetti writes. "We need a dedicated section that focuses on the news of the Los Angeles area and the state of California. Cutting the section is the latest blow in cutting the coverage of our community" (the NYT has also chimed in on the matter). Apparently, the Times had a choice in the matter--the Business section could have been axed. In related news, a Superbowl story in the paper this morning ended like this: "Editor's note: This review has been ended because of cutbacks. We wish the writer success in his future endeavors." Some say it was dissent, others say it was a contextual joke, but hey, there's truth in comedy.