Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Morning Scoop: DNA database, San Pedro nuns, Montecito Country Mart?

October 5, 2009 |  9:54 am


Good morning from the City Desk, where we're enjoying the slight nip in the air. Some California stories from today's paper to get your work week started right:

Sacramento columnist George Skelton takes on Meg Whitman and her comments about "selfish and arrogant" state workers.

The DNA database run by the Orange County district attorney's office has nearly quadrupled over the last nine months, with about 15,000 individual profiles.

A new union campaign focuses on the big hotels of Long Beach.

San Pedro nuns get ready to celebrate a saint of their own. Some are going to the Vatican for the big event next Sunday.

A former member of the Chinese national basketball team now is an anti-communism crusader in America.

Will the Brentwood Country Mart's cozy charm translate well when it's duplicated in Malibu, Montecito and Marin County?

Firefighters continue to make good headway on the Sheep fire. We'll keep you updated on that story and other news.

Got news of your own to share? Feel free to drop me a line at nita.lelyveld@latimes.com

-- Nita Lelyveld

Twitter180Leave us your comments here or follow @latimescitydesk on Twitter.