- LASD Scores Paranoid Emails The Sheriff's Dept. is criticizing an email alert warning residents of a Santa Clarita neighborhood about a "suspicious van," according to the L.A. Daily News. Turns out the terror van belongs to a vacuum salesman.
- Honor Thy -- Nah! Rancho Palos Verdes' Planning Commission rejected a new housing complex on city property that would provide affordable homes for senior citizens. The Daily Breeze says the city council will review the proposed project next month.
- Teachers, District OK Health Benefits The L.A. Times reports that the United Teachers L.A. and the L.A. Unified School District have reach a tentative accord on a key contract sticking point, the teachers' medical benefits. UTLA claims the agreement preserves its members' fully funded medical benefits.
- 234 Pink Slips El Monte's Gregg Industries will shut the doors of its iron foundry after 60 years, leaving 234 employees out of work, reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Some neighbors are breathing easier, though, since the foundry was responsible for toxic emissions.
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- Bermuda Premier's Son to Trial AP's Linda Deutsch reports that a Superior Court judge has ruled that Dr. Kevin Antario Brown must stand trial here on charges he sexually molested 12 women -- including an undercover cop and a 15-year-old girl -- at the L.A. clinics he practiced medicine. Brown, the son of Bermuda's current premier, is free on $4 million bond.