Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • May Day Cops Dodge Bullet No LAPD officers involved in the 2007 May Day melee in MacArthur Park will be fired, although Chief Bill Bratton had called for four terminations. L.A. Times
  • Cut the Comedy Birmingham High School administrators will be disciplined for allowing Sacha Baron Cohen to use the school's football players in a photo shoot featuring Cohen's gay-fashionista character, Bruno. L.A. Daily News
  • Supes Urge Baca Not to Close Jail The L.A. County Board of Supervisors instructed Sheriff Lee Baca to cut $25 million in administrative costs instead of closing a detention facility in Castaic to balance his department's budget. L.A. Daily News
  • Sewing Trouble? L.A.-based clothing manufacturer American Apparel says a federal investigation has revealed that about one-third of the company's workforce are illegal immigrants. Associated Press
  • Waxman Hospitalized A semi-confirmed report claims L.A. Congressman Henry Waxman was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tuesday afternoon, after Waxman complained of not feeling well. Talking Points Memo, via L.A. Observed
  • Farrah Fawcett Mourned Ryan and Redmond O'Neal, Kate Jackson, a bagpiper and a few mourners carrying Farrah Fawcett's iconic swimsuit poster were among 500 people attending the late actress' Catholic funeral services, held at downtown's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Associated Press

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