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While we only watched a little bit of the Grammys last night, all the local papers lede with the results of the Awards ceremony. The Daily News notes that Ray Charles was the night's big winner with 8 post-humous awards while The Los Angeles Times's Robert Hilburn wonders if the accolades aren't just a little too late for a man whose most creative and significant years were decades ago.

Details about the Devin Brown shooting continue to reveal themselves as The Times outlines his last day. It is disturbing to read about how normal his night was before the chain of events began that would end his life. Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas announced on Saturday that there will be public meetings on February 26th to discuss the incident and hear community concerns.

Quick Notes: The prosecution is about to rest in the trial we're trying our best to ignore and President Bush has officially declared the Southern California floods and storm earlier this year a disaster.