Oscar Nominations Announced The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads pack but, Dude, where's my Gran Torino?
Van Nuys Community Seeks Asylum -- In Sherman Oaks L.A. Daily News' Rick Orlov reports on an another group of Van Nuys residents who want to break away from V.N. and be rebranded as part of Sherman Oaks. "Not so fast!" says Sherman Oaks.
Chron Ousts Robert Scheer S.F. Weekly blog carries news of famed L.A. columnist's removal from San Francisco Chronicle's op-ed page.
RV Parking Siberia Sought Once more feeling pressure from Venice constituents, L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl calls for RVs to be given special parking zones -- away from residential neighborhoods.
Strip Mall Torched for Third Time A mystery deepens as The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports part of a La Puente mall has be set on fire three times in two weeks.
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Carona Jurors Complain of Pressure L.A. Times and O.C. Register carry stories about two jurors who have come forward with claims they were pressured to acquit former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona.