Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • UCLA Lab Fire Fine The University of California, Los Angeles, was fined more than $31,000 by Cal/OSHA for safety violations in a 2008 fire that led to the death of a research assistant. L.A. Times
  • Oakridge Residents Return After 170 days, residents of the mobile homes not destroyed by last year's Sayre Fire came back to them Monday. L.A. Daily News
  • Boater Missing Off Catalina The Coast Guard is searching the waters off Santa Catalina Island for Lawrence Nash of Redondo Beach. Nash's 12-foot skiff was reported disabled and adrift early Monday morning. KNX
  • They're Off and Bidding! A bankruptcy judge has ordered that the landmark Santa Anita Race Track be sold at auction this September. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Polanski Scheduled to Be a No-Show Roman Polanski will not appear this week for his lawyer's motion to dismiss 32-year-old sexual misconduct charges against the auteur. While L.A. County Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza agrees that Polanski was the victim of judicial misconduct in the late 1970s, he says he cannot rule in Polanski's favor if the Chinatown director does not first personally appear in court. Associated Press
  • Lakers Lack Rocket Science, Lose  The Houston Rockets scored an upset 100-92 victory over the L.A. Lakers in Game One of the Western Semifinals. L.A. Daily News

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