Clear Channel Future Murky for AV The Antelope Valley might see a reduction of locally produced radio shows as a result of media giant Clear Channel's continued credit woes. Clear Channel, which holds several AV radio holdings, recently announced 1,800 layoffs nationally. Antelope Valley Press
Highway 39 to Link With Angeles Crest Again After 31 years of closure due to massive rock slides, Highway 39 is about to reopen where it connects with Highway 2. CalTrans will soon start repairing the last four miles of Highway 39, which have only been accessible by foot or bicycle. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
San Gabriel-Area Hospitals Pounded SGV medical centers are getting pummeled by a one-two punch of recession and uninsured patients. Citrus Valley Health Partners has sacked 16 non-medical workers. Pasadena Star-News
Proposition R Giveth and Taketh It looks as though that half-cent sales tax Angelenos voted themselves won't be pouring all that much money into anticipated transportation projects. Not right away, at least, although there is hope that it will, once the recession recedes. CityWatch
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Print's Day of Reckoning Another Blue Monday is being forecast for journalists at the L.A. Times and L.A. Daily News, as more layoff announcements at the papers loom for this week. L.A. Observed