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A magic mushroom arrest, "not guilty" Playboy plea, and billboard with a message -- it's last links!

September 2, 2008 |  5:45 pm

Safe_and_sound That American Airlines 737 with a blown tire landed safely at LAX. LAT

The Ventura County man accused of slamming his car into the front gates of the Playboy Mansion pleads "not guilty." Daily News

Grand opening of a new LAPD Rampart station station this Thursday. Angelenic

"Stop the Killing" -- that's the message of a billboard in Carson, created by the families of slain children. Daily Breeze

A trade agreement with China that allows tour groups to get travel visas will bring millions of tourists to Los Angeles. SGV Tribune

A woman in Garden Grove has been arrested on suspicion of growing psychedelic mushrooms. OC Register

Ontario is jazzed about its helicopter crime patrol. Daily Bulletin

Tonight in rock. LAist

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times