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Morning Scoop: Death row perks, no-fishing zones, broken by war

November 11, 2009 |  9:17 am

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Good morning from the City Desk, where we're celebrating the rare and beautiful feeling of zooming down the freeways. Some California stories from today's paper to help you rev up your brain:

Death row for life: On California's death row, the state's condemned have special privileges – and little chance of being executed. Some convicts want to go there.

No-fishing zones: A state panel approves landmark fishing restrictions for the Southern California coast, from Santa Barbara to Mexico.

Hurting at home: Steve Lopez says veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan need to get more help when they return home.

Marine's sad end: Trevor Neiman survived three tours in Iraq as a Marine, only to killed while installing cable TV service at a home in Victorville.

Missed shots: L.A. County health officials say few African Americans have come to their free H1N1 vaccine clinics, and they're worried.

Give them shelter: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to override the mayor's veto and expand the city's controversial sanctuary policy.

Crenshaw line: Transportation officials recommend light rail for a proposed transit corridor from the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw area to just outside LAX.

We'll have more details this morning on a woman apparently raped on Halloween. Police are looking for the man who tortured her and threw acid on her face. We'll bring you other news as we get it.

Today is Veterans Day -- and events are planned all over the region.

I'm always eager to hear story ideas and news tips. Got something for me? Drop me a line at nita.lelyveld@latimes.com.

-- Nita Lelyveld

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