Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Bloody Sunday Two people were shot dead in Echo Park, and third was wounded by a suspect police describe as driving a black pickup truck. City News Service
  • Sink or Swim Southern California's faltering economy has led to an increase of people applying for lifeguard jobs. L.A. Times
  • No Leap of Faith A naked suicidal man clung to a rusty cross atop West Central Presbyterian Church for more than six hours before being rescued by fire and police personnel. L.A. Daily News & KNX Radio
  • Another Public Access Sign-off Hacienda Heights' quirky KCAT became the latest public-access TV channel to fall victim to a state law that took effect January 1 and which relieves cable providers of the obligation to open airwaves to community television. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Double-Digit Unemployment It's official -- L.A. County's unemployment rolls jumped to 10.5 percent in January, the highest in 16 years. L.A. Business Journal
  • WTF? Tuesday the Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation by Supervisor Mike Antonovich to declare this week March No Cussing Week. Why? Because they give a damn. Associated Press

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