A few last links to round out the day
How crazy did things get during the U.S. leg of the
anti-China protests Olympic torch relay in San Francisco today? Crazy enough that at about a zillion police were at the scene, CNN covered it like a sporting event and, at one point, the runner disappeared. Full story here. And pix, of course.
Man dies in a wood-chipper accident in Inglewood. LAT
Two landscapers in Cerritos found $140,000 in cash last month. You're reading about it, so yes, they turned it in. And got a $2,000 reward from the bank whose ATM machines the money was meant for. Daily Breeze
Think the Pellicano trial is dull? Try Nikki Finke's Technicolor take on things. Deadline Hollywood
Voters in more than a dozen cities from Long Beach to Lancaster cast ballots on everything from phone utility taxes to mayor. Robert Greene has a rundown and results. Opinion LA-LAT
Sad about the Dodgers at Dodger Blues.
Two men sentenced for Claremont hate crime. SGV Tribune
LAPD's highest-ranking Asian American officer promoted to deputy chief. LAPD blog
Meet me under the strawberry arches: Garden Grove approves new landmarks. OC Register
Off-trail hikers trampling pristine sections of Griffith Park. Daily News
--Veronique de Turenne & Jesus Sanchez