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Good morning -- here's what's happening 6.27.08

June 27, 2008 |  7:59 am

Men_plan_god_laughs What does the Supreme Court decision backing ownership of handguns mean to you? For starters, gun advocates in San Francisco want to roll back a law that prohibits guns in public housing. More about yesterday's ruling, and what changes may be ahead in the full story. We've got pix too.

A tagger defacing a garage shot the owner in the chest when the man confronted him.

The mayor of Inglewood faces four criminal charges regarding how half a million dollars in public money was spent.

Oil hits $140 per barrel and stocks take a dive. The Dow dropped 350 points, to a 21-month low. Meanwhile, some economists are predicting (are you sitting down?) $7-per-gallon gas. Oy.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger scoffs at the thought that offshore drilling would bring down oil prices. "Blowing smoke," he says of politicians who say otherwise.

A look at the NBA draft yesterday, in general, and in L.A., with the Clippers and the Lakers.

More about Antonio Villaraigosa's fundraising sprint, this time with a Hollywood twist.

The plastic surgeon who operated on singer Kanye West's late mother hours before she died is caught driving the wrong way down a Bay Area freeway and is charged with DUI.

Judge not lest ye be judged. A jurist in the OC was bounced from the bench by state officials who say she  lied on her expense forms, then lied again when questioned about them. She's the first judge in the county (but the 24th in the state) to be removed from office since 1960.

A house remodeled becomes a house divided as Echo Park's neighborhood activists suffer a meltdown over gentrification and hurl angry accusations.

--Veronique de Turenne

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