• Common Cause Different segments of L.A.'s huge Iranian community are uniting to protest their homeland's presidential election results. L.A. Times, L.A. Daily News

  • Special Order 40 Upheld A state appeals court upheld the LAPD rule banning officers from seeking information about suspects' immigration statuses. L.A. Daily News

  • Local Education Cuts The L.A. Unified School District's internal watchdog office will lose 25 percent of its budget, while the union representing Arcadia High School teachers agreed to a 1.25 percent wage cut in order to save its members' jobs. Meanwhile, the subscription-required City News Service reports that participating members of the L.A. teachers union are ending their hunger strike protesting layoffs today. L.A. Daily News, Pasadena Star-News

  • Off and Running Brick-and-turf racetracks like Santa Anita and Hollywood Park may be doomed, but shares of YouBet.com, the Woodland Hills-based online bookies, have soared on news of a company agreement to allow horse bettors to gamble with electronic cash. L.A. Business Journal

  • Manny's Comeback Beginning? There are signs that disgraced Dodger star Manny Ramirez, who is nearing the end of his 50-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing substances, will ease into shape by playing in the team's California League Class AAA team, the Inland Empire. Associated Press

  • Police Sweeps Week Long Beach cops arrested 35 suspected gang members in a sweep responding to a spike in gang crime. Meanwhile, responding to the ongoing problem of prostitution along East Colorado Boulevard,  Pasadena officers busted 18 men and one woman on solicitation and loitering charges Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News

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