Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Starbucks Kills Decaf Non-buzz The L.A. Times reports that the java behemoth, wounded by the recession, will cut brewing decaffeinated coffee after noon.
  • Supes: Tough Times Require a TV Studio As L.A. County's safety net of social services frays, the L.A. Daily News reports that the Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 to set aside $2 million for a county TV studio. It would be built in the Hall of Administration's press corps offices, forcing news outlets to reduce staffs there.
  • Rackauckas on Trial The Orange County Register covers testimony that has begun in the civil rights trial of O.C. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who is accused by a former prosecutor of politicizing his department.
  • Tejon Ranch a Threat to Condors? A story in the Antelope Valley Press says the massive development has filed its habitat conservation plan, but environmental critics charge it's a license to kill condors.
  • Australian Family's LAX Nightmare The L.A. Times carries a story about the ordeal of an Australia family who flew to the Southland for a family reunion in La Habra, only to be detained at LAX for hours with little to eat or drink. The family was eventually put on a flight back to Australia without attending the reunion.

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