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Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Deputies Shoot Machete Man A young man said to be under the influence of drugs was discovered in a Rosemead back yard by sheriff's deputies. Ernesto Castaneda was shot when he threatened them with a machete and baseball bat. He later died. L.A. Times

  • Molina Slams Obama on Saenz According to Supervisor Gloria Molina, the White House, fearing a confirmation fight over Thomas Saenz, dumped him as its choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Criticizing the administration, Molina claims the L.A. mayoral advisor's pro-immigration-rights stance was a red flag scaring off the White House. L.A. Observed

  • Fugitive U-Haul Driver Gets Six Months Most televised cop pursuits fade into memory or, at best, blur into one another. An exception was the unforgettable chase of U-Haul driver Alisha Nichole Mankin, who in January led cops on a breathtaking tour of L.A. and Ventura counties for 90 minutes. In return, she's received a six-month jail sentence. From Palmdale to Point Mugu, the cigarette-smoking Mankin showed her driving chops while eluding police and their spike strips, until the inevitable park-and-run that ended with her being tackled and arrested. LAist

  • Lohan's Captured Tweets Volatile actress Lindsay Lohan's weekend Twitter messages were allegedly captured and posted by a person with access to her account. According to the Associated Press, Lohan will not attend a court session Monday in Beverly Hills regarding her DUI probation. Defamer

  • Long Beach Shore Remains Closed Raw sewage that seeped into L.A.'s storm drainage system from South Pasadena has kept Long Beach's shoreline closed pending water tests. Associated Press

  • Getty to Slash, Burn Thanks to investment losses of $1.5 since July, the J. Getty Trust is cutting operating expenses at its two museums by 25 percent. L.A. Times

Note: Morning Sixpack will be on hiatus until Thursday.

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