Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Ah, Wilderness! The House of Representatives has passed a massive conservation bill that would declare as wilderness almost as much land as George W. Bush did during  eight years in office. Included are a new wilderness area centered on Magic Mountain and the cleanup of San Gabriel Valley groundwater. L.A. Times
  • Dawn Patrol About 175 L.A. County residents were targeted for parole, gang and graffiti violations in a big sweep by federal and local authorities carried out before sunrise. L.A. Daily News
  • Walnut Cries Foul Over Stadium City officials have filed a lawsuit against neighboring City of Industry's plans to build an NFL stadium, claiming Industry did not submit the project's design for an environmental impact review. Associated Press
  • Asian Businesses Targeted The Sheriff's Department says it is investigating reports of large-scale extortion threats against Asian-owned business in the San Gabriel Valley. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Lights, Camera -- Stimulus! The L.A. City Council unanimously approved a stimulus package of incentives to keep the film industry shooting in Hollywood. L.A. Business Journal
  • Monster Hybrids With $12.8 million in federal stimulus money in hand, Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus line will soon include 10 30-foot hybrid vehicles manufactured in Riverside. Daily Breeze

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