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Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Waiting for Wal-Mart Far from fearing a big-box store, job-hungry Florence-Firestone residents are petitioning to get a Wal-Mart put in their community. L.A. Times


  • Heal the Aquarium An octopus exploring its tank at the Santa Monica Aquarium loosened a water-control valve, flooding the facility with more than 200 gallons of salt water. L.A. Times


  • Manny Says No to Millions The Dodger left fielder, Manny Ramirez, has rejected his team's $45 million offer to keep him for two more seasons. L.A. Daily News

  • Mongols May Plead Reports say that some members of the Mongols motorcycle gang will plead guilty and offer their cooperation with prosecutors in the face of an 86-count federal case against them. Assistant U.S. Attorneys are asking a judge to seal the plea bargains to protect members of the West Covina-based group from retaliation. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • Inflation Hits Parking Meters You'll now have to pay $1 an hour to park on San Pedro's streets. That's still a bargain compared to downtown L.A., where 60 minutes costs $4. Daily Breeze

  • The Mother of All Lawsuits inched closer to reality as the City of Industry unanimously  approved developer Ed Roski's proposal to build a new NFL stadium off the 57 and 60 freeways. The neighboring towns of Diamond Bar and Walnut, whose governments are opposed to the project, are preparing legal responses. San Gabriel Valley Tribune


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