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Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Gun Suit Shot Down A Ninth Circuit Appeals panel has rejected a lawsuit, filed against gun manufacturer Glock, related to the 1999 Granada Hills shooting at a Jewish community center and the subsequent murder of a letter carrier. Two judges ruled that Glock cannot be held responsible for the illegal use of its products. L.A. Times

  • The Laptop Jungle The L.A. Unified School District is backing a state senate measure to allow students access to software that will install their text books on personal computers. L.A. Times

  • It's Definitely Rocket Science Rocketdyne, with complexes in Canoga Park and Chatsworth, is poised to profit big time from NASA's next phase of space explorations, thanks to the company's J-2X propulsion system. L.A. Daily News

  • Foothill Gold Line Derailed San Gabriel Valley residents are going to miss out on an MTA rail extension from Pasadena because last week $66.7 million of federal stimulus money went instead to the Downtown-East L.A. extension -- which is nearly finished. Pasadena Star-News


  • L.A. House Sales Up, Prices Down Last month county house sales rose 44 percent over April, 2008's, although the median price, continuing to fall, is down to $303,000. L.A. Business Journal

  • Illegal Tiger in the Tank Sunrise Ford dealerships in North Hollywood and Fontana have been fined $175,000 by the state's Air Resources Board for installing unauthorized gas-maximizing devices on vehicles sold from 2005 through 2007. L.A. Daily News



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