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Good morning -- here's what's happening 6.30.08

June 30, 2008 |  7:57 am

When_long_beach_was_a_beach Is getting rid of the breakwater in Long Beach a good thing? Would the city flood with water, or would it be tourists that came pouring back if the sea were unleashed? Great photo package, too.

Oversight of the Sunshine Canyon landfill, a huge dump in the San Fernando Valley, moves to the state. For now.

Arnold Schwarzenegger does "Meet the Press" and Tom Brokaw gives him a hard time.

Things go wrong in California hospitals -- sometimes very wrong -- about 100 times a month. A file mix-up leads to the wrong patient getting an appendectomy, a busy nurse doesn't quite connect a baby's oxygen hose, a woman dies when dosed with two drugs her doctor never prescribed. What's going on and who's going to fix it?

Custody cases plus immigration law in deportation disputes equal major complications.

Magic_is_still_magic_2 Magic Johnson never really retired his magic touch -- he just switched venues. Great profile of the basketball player as savvy and successful urban entrepreneur. In fact, let's start a rumor: Magic for mayor!

Au, shucks, Kobe Bryant talks Olympic dreams.

Director Oliver Stone takes on the father-son relationship between the two Georges Bush, father and son, in his new film.

Meet Ben Burtt, the man behind Chewbacca's yowls, R2-D2s tweets and Wall-E's beeps.

Headed for Vegas for our nation's birthday? Plan carefully -- I-15 will be closed for roadside blasting for hours at a time.

-- Veronique de Turenne

Photos: Los Angeles Times