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Good morning -- here's what's happening 10.24.08

October 24, 2008 |  8:33 am

Little foxes on the hillside

More grim news on the financial front as a global sell-off of stocks led to another very bad day (are there any other kind right now?) on Wall Street. Meanwhile, former Fed chair Alan Greenspan is shocked, shocked! at the economic meltdown his free market policies have helped create.

A happy ending for the the island fox in the Channel Islands as the removal of fox-eating eagles has resulted in the successful comeback of the island native.

Thanks to new regulations, all California nurses now have to be fingerprinted.

County supes Zev Yaroslovsky and Gloria Molina are having a very public spat over Measure R, the rail safety measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Metrolink is suing the employer of the engineer who was at the helm of the ill-fated train that crashed headlong into a freight train last month, leaving 25 people dead and scores more seriously wounded.

L.A.'s top cop, Bill Bratton, has recorded an automated phone message (yes, it's that time of year again) in support of Barack Obama.

Good news for nearly 400,000 mortgage holders -- B of A's Countrywide unit may cut interest rates.

A new state law about how foreclosures are handled may slow down the pace of defaults, if not the amount.

Former UCLA Chancellor Charles Young is on campus again, a treat -- and surprise -- for students who know him only as the name of a street or a building.

SAT scores have been eliminated for several kids from Granada Hills Charter High School who illegally got hold of tests in advance.

Because the Phillies whipped beat the Dodgers to edge them out of the World Series, I'm happy to say the Rays won last night and the series is 1-1.

Kris Kristofferson plays tonight at the Cerritos Center.

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times