• The Thin Blue Pencil The LAPD union, which has $30 million invested with the new owners of the San Diego Union-Tribune, wants some editorial changes made at the paper. L.A. Times

  • A Wing and a Prayer A military T-38 Talon training jet crashed north of Edwards Air Force Base, outside Mojave, Thursday afternoon. The fates of the pilots are unknown. Associated Press

  • Demographic Shift Judy Chu's Congressional primary win over Gil Cedillo, while not unforeseen, surprised many by its margin of victory in the Latino-majority district.  Pasadena Star-News

  • Two Trains Coming Blue Line trains struck people in two separate incidents Thursday. A critically injured woman was hit by a train near Venice Boulevard and Flower Street, while earlier in the day a man was killed when struck by another Blue Line train on East 48th Street, near Long Beach Avenue. L.A. Daily News

  • Gross Polluter The state has fined the Metropolitan Transit Authority $162,000 for not controlling heavy diesel emissions at its terminals. Daily Breeze

  • The Eyes Have It Hawthorne tech firm OSI Systems Inc. has won a $3 million follow-on order to its original $40 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration to supply its Rapiscan X-Ray scanning systems to airports. L.A Business Journal

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