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
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- 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