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8 Things We Learned from the LA Times Today

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- Happy Mother's Day! 88-year-old grandma of six, Rose Gilbert, is the "oldest full-time teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District, apparently the oldest in California and one of the oldest in the nation."
- Talking the future of Little Tokyo.
- A profile of the husband-wife team that owns the paparazzi agency, X17, Inc.
- More on the 'kinda' palm tree ban.
- Threatening to blow up a newspaper building because you didn't get coupons doesn't work.
- Government failure, taxes and opinions.
- Contrast of the Santa Barbara News Press 46 years ago vs. today.
- "The Times has built a database of more than 15,000 contributions [to LA County Supervisors] and, starting today, it is available at A review of the donations provides the most comprehensive look yet at who has given money to the supervisors since voters approved strict limits on campaign contributions in 1996."

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