• First '09 Downtown Murders Two men were shot and killed at Skid Row's Lamp Lodge hotel early Easter morning. They were the first Downtown murders since June, 2008. L.A. Times

  • Native Habit Threat Conservationists are worried about an oil-company's proposal to build 3,900 new homes in the middle of the Puente-Chino Hills wildlife corridor. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • LCF Big Rig Co.'s Bad Driving Record Drivers for the company whose contract driver was involved in a fatal La Canada Flintridge crash were removed from highways 33 percent of the time after federal inspections — compared to a national figure of 6.8. Pasadena Star-News

  • Charity Gets Wildfire Bill The state's forestry department has handed a group caring for disabled children with a $2.9 million bill for a 2007 Santa Clarita wildfire. The charity says the fire was not started on its property nor by any of its children. Associated Press

  • Backroom Wetlands Deal Charged Environmentalists and some Long Beach City Council members charge that negotiations leading to a land-swap deal for the Los Cerritos Wetlands were too secretive. Long Beach Press-Telegram

  • Dodgers Open at Home Dodger fans will get to see what the home team can do Monday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants. For what it's worth, with the season one week old, the Dodgers are in the Western Division's second place and the Giants, last. Associated Press

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