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  • Governor Jerry Brown issued a hiring freeze on all state positions.
  • Arlon Watson, a 22-year-old young man affiliated with a gang, was convicted in the 2009 murder of 18-year-old high school football star Dannie Farber, 18.
  • A man sleeping outside a residential garage in the Monterey Hills area was accidentally struck and killed this morning by a woman who was pulling out of the parking structure.
  • Culver City Unified is the latest school district to say "thanks, but no thanks" to participating in Jamie Oliver's reality TV show.
  • Actor Mickey Rooney accused his stepson and stepson's wife of abuse, and has been granted protection from the two by a local court.
  • After being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai for congestive heart failure last week, Elizabeth Taylor is steadily improving.
  • 55-year-old Jeffery Wayne Langford was convicted of a string of home robberies that targeted elderly women.