• CalTrans Slammed in Flintridge Crash Laura Olhasso, the mayor of La Canada Flintridge, claimed that CalTrans has ignored her town's concerns about runaway trucks on Angeles Crest Highway. A big rig killed two people and injured 12 Wednesday when its driver lost control and struck several vehicles before plowing into a bookstore on Foothill Boulevard. City News Service

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  •  AIG's Bible Thumping  A retired California judge and AIG shareholder named John Bible has filed a lawsuit against the beleaguered insurance giant in L.A. Superior Court. It's possibly the first of many by disgruntled shareholders seeking to recover money given to AIG execs as bonuses. L.A. Business Journal
  • JetBlue May Depart Long Beach After JetBlue airline CEO Dave Barger suggested his company is impatient with Long Beach Airport's upgrades, a company spokeswoman wouldn't rule out the possibility of the popular airline pulling out of LGB. Long Beach Press-Telegram
  • Privatizing Housing Checks The county's housing authority, which has been chronically late certifying Section 8 applicants' eligibility, will hire a private firm to do the job for $750,000.  Antelope Valley Press
  • Cops Offer Reward -- for Their Stolen Guns Montebello's police department still hasn't gotten back an assault rifle and shotgun that were taken from a stolen patrol car last month. (The car was later recovered.) The department is boosting its $1,000 reward offer to $10,000. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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  • And Then There Was One Josiah Angel, Nadya Suleman's seventh octuplet baby, has been released from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower. Only one infant remains in the hospital. Meanwhile, a vandal threw a baby seat through the window of Suleman's minivan. L.A. Times


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