• Intoxicating Salaries The high wages earned by administrators of the publicly funded Tarzana Treatment Center are raising eyebrows. L.A. Times

  • Prop Company Clears the Set The second-largest film and TV prop company is folding, a victim of production slowdowns due to Industry strike fears. L.A. Daily News

  • Forest for the Trees Dept. Environmentalists are hailing a federal judge's opinion stating the Bush administration made illegal recommendations regarding how land-use projects would affect endangered wildlife species in four L.A.-area forests. Pasadena Star-News

  • Monkey Business The L.A. Zoo will not be getting three rare golden monkeys from China, despite a promise made by Beijing officials to then-mayor James Hahn in 2002. L.A. Daily News

  • STD Test Program OK'd L.A. County will launch the nation's first large-scale campaign for the home testing of sexually transmitted diseases. The Board of Supervisors has allocated $450,000 to purchase kits that allow women to screen themselves for STDs. Daily Breeze

  • Paparazzi Ban Considered Santa Monica City Councilman Richard Bloom is considering introducing an ordinance creating paparazzi-free buffer zones around schools attended by children of celebrity parents. L.A. Times

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