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Good morning -- here's what's happening 4.09.08

Jack Anderson, acting sheriff in O.C., suspended five employees and has called for an FBI investigation after the release of jail transcripts revealed grave misconduct by jail guards. Times staffers explain.

Better check your flight status if you've booked on American Airlines -- it canceled 850 more flights for safety inspections. Full story here.

That modest DWP rate hike the City Council gave the nod to last week? Not so modest after all. Add in surcharges that have quietly been tacked on and bills will rise at least 23% over a four-year period. Details from David Zahniser.

San Francisco braces for thousands of protesters as the Olympic torch 's "Journey of Harmony" continues to stand in for its Chinese host's human rights record. John Glionna and Barbara Demick have the story.

A captain in the Marines serving in Iraq wins $3.6 million when a jury decides his insurance firm, which specializes in working with military personnel, cheated him. Tony Perry explains what happened.

It's curtains for the Tomato Board, which spent farmers' money on stuff like expensive meals, fancy trips and stretch limos, but kind of ignored its mission -- to promote California tomatoes. Full story from Jordan Rau.

-- Veronique de Turenne

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How much does it take to realize that OCSD is not all it is supposed to be? Maybe with a new man at the helm the department will become what it once was. I know the last two sheriffs couldn't do it.


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