Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Cedillo Rolls Up Another Opponent Longtime San Gabriel Valley politician Ed Chavez has removed his name from the Congressional race to replace Hilda Solis. Chavez announced his support of state Senator Gil Cedillo, who faces a tough challenge May 19 from Judy Chu, who sits on the State Board of Equalization. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Lowering the Net on Manhattan Beach The organization responsible for the country's premiere volleyball event is threatening to remove it from its longtime home, Manhattan Beach -- unless the group is allowed to commercialize the event more. L.A. Times
  • Rosemead's Norm Coleman Rosemead Mayor John Tran is going to court to block the results of this month's election, which had him lose a re-election bid by five votes. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • L.A. Defense Contractors Win Bids Three Southland defense companies scored military contracts Monday. Thousand Oaks' Teledyne Technologies Inc. won a $52.5 million deal with the Navy to develop gliders; L.A.-based Northrop Grumman announced a deal with the South Korean military to supply navigation units for South Korea's new fighting vehicle for an undisclosed amount; Aecom Technology Corp. won a $33 million contract to repair an airfield on a remote Air Force Base at the end of the Aleutian Islands. L.A. Business Journal
  • OctoNannies Fired Nadya Suleman, the mother of eight newborns, has fired the nannies that had been provided her by the Angels in Waiting nonprofit group. Associated Press
  • East Meets East Japan and South Korean faced off at Dodger Stadium in the World Baseball Classic, which Japan won 5-3 in 10 innings Monday. The record-breaking attendance was placed at 54,846. L.A. Times

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