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Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup


  • Hospitals Blocked From Skid Row Dumping City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has secured protocols -- and a $1.6 million settlement -- with Orange County's College Hospitals to prevent them from future patient-dumping on L.A.'s Skid Row. Associated Press, City Attorney's Office

  • Hate Tags A white Los Alamitos woman with mixed, African American children had her minivan spray-painted with swastikas and racial epithets. The tagging comes against a backdrop of escalating hate crimes in Orange County. City News Service

  • Borderline Cases The number of government-made arrests and near-deportations of Southland citizens and legal residents has provoked an examination of immigration sweeps. L.A. Times

  • Speed Bumps Despite an increase in the number of pedestrian-involved traffic accidents in the affected areas, a city panel is recommending that car speed be posted higher for four San Fernando Valley streets. Residents are angry. L.A. Daily News

  • Covina Says No to Mental Health Buckling to pressure from local residents, the Covina City Council rejected an expansion bid by Aurora Charter Oak Hospital to add 39 beds to the psychiatric facility. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • Pasadena Elks Ruled by Doe The Pasadena chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks has installed its first woman Exalted Ruler in the lodge's century-old history. Pasadena Star-News