Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • DiFi Says No to Alt-Energy Desert Corridor California Senator Diane Feinstein is readying legislation to keep a large swath of the state's desert region off-limits to solar- and wind-power projects. L.A. Times
  • Keach Returns to Do Nixon Actor Stacy Keach, whose mild stroke last week removed him from the Ahmanson Theater production of Frost/Nixon, is returning for the show's final performances. Variety via L.A. Observed
  • Northern Revolt Against V? L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich is teaming up with Assemblyman Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) to dilute Los Angeles' power on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board. Knight is proposing legislation to replace one MTA board member appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with someone representing North County interests. Antelope Valley Press
  • Hating the Homeless In response to an upsurge in violent attacks against members of the county's homeless population, the Board of Supervisors is requesting the Sheriff's Department and D.A.'s office to begin tracking crimes against homeless victims. Associated Press
  • The Talented Mr. Rockefeller The District Attorney's office is convening a grand jury to examine the role of alleged impostor Clark Rockefeller in the disappearance of a young San Marino couple in 1985. Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, is a German national currently facing trial in Boston for the kidnapping of his daughter. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Massive Drug Bust U.S. and local law enforcement agencies have conducted raids in 38 Southern California locations, targeting a family-run heroin ring operating in Mexico, East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. L.A. Times

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