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Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup


  • From Yellow Cab to Green? Santa Monica's angst now extends to worrying whether it has too many polluting taxis, driven by impolite cabbies. A freeze is in the works. L.A. Times

  • Bill Commemorating the Other Holocaust Once more Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) will introduce a bill to commemorate the Armenian genocide committed by Turkey. Schiff says he is confident the bill has better chances of passage under an Obama presidency, although Middle East realpolitik indicates otherwise, given the recent rift between U.S. allies Turkey and Israel. Associated Press

  • Cactus League Epiphanies One thing the Dodgers' new spring training facilities have in Glendale, Arizona over the old digs at Vero Beach, Florida -- they're only five or six car hours away from L.A., or an hour by plane. L.A. Daily News

  • Kicked Off TJ's Fearless Flyer Trader Joe's stores have initiated a voluntary recall of peanut-buttered items suspected of being tainted with salmonella: Vegan Trail Mix Cookies (Northern California Stores Only), 12-ounce; Sweet, Savory & Tart Trail Mix Bars, 7.4-ounce, and Trail Mix Fruit & Nut Bar (item sold individually), 1.6-ounce. O.C. Register

  • Ontario to Hug NFL Stadium Battle lines continue to be drawn as the City of Industry moves forward to approve developer Ed Roski's plan to build a football stadium near the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways. Ontario's City Council has indicated its support of the plan, owing to potential revenue it will get from people staying in town for games. Meanwhile, Diamond Bar and Walnut remain implacably opposed. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • Sylmar Passes Ordnance The LAPD bomb squad has safely removed and detonated what may have been military ordnance from a residential back yard. No word on what it was or how it got there. Associated Press