- Mission Accomplished? Three brothers from Hong Kong hoped their plans to expand their popular restaurant into a dining and residential complex would help revive San Gabriel's historic Mission District. Were they wrong. L.A. Times
- May Day: A Busman's Holiday As anti-war and immigrants' rights supporters converge on City Hall from six directions (including eastbound Sunset Boulevard), in separate marches, and at varying times Friday afternoon, MTA buses will detour around the city center. L.A. Daily News
- Earl Scheib Goes Private With the acquisition of the country's oldest car-painting chain by a San Diego investment firm, Earl Scheib will go private. L.A. Business Journal
- Young Guns on Campus Two Covina High School students separately admitted their intentions to bring guns to an assembly and begin firing into the audience, West Covina police say. Two high-caliber hand guns were seized. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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Cruise Ship Flu-Detoured to Pedro Another cruise ship has been diverted from the Mexican Rivera, a casualty of the swine flu epidemic epicentered in Mexico. The 2,600-passenger Princess Star docked in San Pedro, where shuttle buses took tourists to glamorous Long Beach for a day of shopping and sightseeing. Daily Breeze