• Tarnished Star A veteran sheriff's deputy has been relieved of duty and charged with perjury for lying about a 2007 drug-possession arrest. L.A. Times

  • Candidate to Cedillo: Donate Spree Money Longshot Congressional candidate Rafael Nadal has asked fellow candidate Gil Cedillo to donate to homeless charities $125,000 — the same amount in campaign contributions the L.A. Times reports Cedillo spent on himself at luxury stores and restaurants. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • Carson Bails Out Car Dealership The giant Cormier Chevy dealership is getting a bailout worth nearly $8 million from the city of Carson. The city council voted to acquire the sprawling car lot property and lease it back to Cormier at a subsidized rate. The dealership is worth $550,000 in annual sales tax revenue to Carson. Associated Press

  • Yes! We Have No Bananas Case An L.A. Superior Court judge threw out a lawsuit against Westlake Village Dole Food Co. filed by Nicaraguan plaintiffs. A Dole lawyer produced evidence the litigants were hired by a lawyer to complain they'd been made sterile by a banned pesticide. L.A. Business Journal

  • Something He Ate? NBC talk-show host Jay Leno's first-ever program cancellation, and his trip to a hospital, may have been linked to food poisoning — although an NBC representative has reportedly denied this. WENN, Insider

  • Something They Drank The FBI has now been called in to investigate how poisoned water bottles made their way into a Santa Clarita middle school's vending machine. A dozen students were sickened and hospitalized today. City News Service

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