- Molina Slams Obama on Saenz According to Supervisor Gloria Molina, the White House, fearing a confirmation fight over Thomas Saenz, dumped him as its choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Criticizing the administration, Molina claims the L.A. mayoral advisor's pro-immigration-rights stance was a red flag scaring off the White House. L.A. Observed
- Fugitive U-Haul Driver Gets Six Months Most televised cop pursuits fade into memory or, at best, blur into one another. An exception was the unforgettable chase of U-Haul driver Alisha Nichole Mankin, who in January led cops on a breathtaking tour of L.A. and Ventura counties for 90 minutes. In return, she's received a six-month jail sentence. From Palmdale to Point Mugu, the cigarette-smoking Mankin showed her driving chops while eluding police and their spike strips, until the inevitable park-and-run that ended with her being tackled and arrested. LAist
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- Lohan's Captured Tweets Volatile actress Lindsay Lohan's weekend Twitter messages were allegedly captured and posted by a person with access to her account. According to the Associated Press, Lohan will not attend a court session Monday in Beverly Hills regarding her DUI probation. Defamer
- Long Beach Shore Remains Closed Raw sewage that seeped into L.A.'s storm drainage system from South Pasadena has kept Long Beach's shoreline closed pending water tests. Associated Press
Getty to Slash, Burn Thanks to investment losses of $1.5 since July, the J. Getty Trust is cutting operating expenses at its two museums by 25 percent. L.A. Times