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Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Not in My Back Sky The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked Santa Monica's ban of fast private jets from its municipal airport -- until an FAA review of the proposed restrictions is finished. L.A. Times

  • Ports o' No Call L.A.'s twin harbors can expect a 13.5 percent drop in traffic this year. On the bright side, according to the L.A. County Economic Development Corp., the downturn should be a brief one. L.A. Daily News


  • Bernard Melekian, Action Figure Pasadena's off-duty police chief chased an alleged drunk driver, who'd abandoned a crashed vehicle on the 101 Freeway, into a Santa Barbara RV camp. Although the man then commandeered a bicycle, Melekian made his collar and held the perp until Santa Barbara cops took him away. No word on what Melekian was doing in Santa Barbara. Daily Sound

  • Lakewood Kids Get Dizzy  Eight Mayfair High School students were hospitalized after popping unidentified pills allegedly brought in by one of the students. Long Beach Press-Telegram

  • Mayor Shows Budget Ax L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked the City Council Tuesday to speed up approval of 26-day unpaid city employee furloughs, as well as 1,000 layoffs, to help plug a $529 million budget deficit. Associated Press



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