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City Council approves the Hahn - Miscikowski "compromise," two-phased LAX expansion plan in a 12 – 3 vote. They’re already in it for $130 million, so what’s another $10,870,000,000? Organized labor – whose endorsements are heavily coveted come next year when eight City Council seats are up for grabs – throws its weight behind the plan.

The Fourth Floor blogerrs on the side of caution and professional self-preservation, bidding a bittersweet farewell following a nasty exchange with Bernard Parks. LAist will sorely miss the anonymous City Hall employee's insider Council dish and musings on the City Hall morass. And sadly, this abrupt end means Fourth Floor Staffer 1 won't be participating in a LAist Interview planned for next month.

Turmoil strikes the usually tight-lipped corporate culture at the Gettywhen director/VP of Getty Trust Deborah Gribbon resignedthis week. Will decorum cease to reign up at the gleaming white "village" on the hill?

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The case against Michael Ovitz’s competency and discretion at Disney continues to build. If there were ever circumstances involving Schadenfreude without that whole "misfortune" connation, this would be it.

The LA Times LA Weekly, and the Daily News roll out their election endorsements. Stay tuned for our take on some of the issues!

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