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Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup


  • Sheriff to Close Jails? Going far beyond the early release of county inmates, Sheriff Lee Baca may also close a jail or two to cope with a massive budget shortfall that his department faces. L.A. Times

  • Candidate Boycotts Own Press Conference L.A. City Councilman and City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss was a no-show at his own press conference, which had been scheduled to announce the support of local environmental activists. Sausage Factory, L.A. Observed

  • Cough Him Up Dept. South Bay Congresswoman Jane Harman published an op-ed piece Monday in the rightwing Washington Times urging the White House to pressure Pakistan into letting unnamed agencies "question" that country's nuke patriarch, AQ Khan. The controversial physicist has been ordered freed from his house arrest by Pakistan's Supreme Court. Daily Breeze


  • West Covina Firebombings  Now two homes on the same tiny street here have suffered incendiary attacks, spaced mere weeks apart. Local police venture that "there might be a connection." San Gabriel Valley News

  • Celebrity Pet Store in Doghouse A judge might level a default ruling against Pets of Bel Air for failing to respond to court motions stemming from a lawsuit that charges the store is a puppy mill selling sick animals. Clients have included Paris Hilton, Demi Moore and Britney Spears. Associated Press

  • Bridge Jumper Dies A Monrovia woman who apparently leaped from Pasadena's landmark Colorado Street Bridge Monday morning died later in a hospital. Pasadena Star News