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Morning Scoop: Pondering pot limits, budget blues, bearing witness

November 23, 2009 |  9:26 am


Good morning from the City Desk, where we're hoping that the morning freeway traffic will start lightening up soon for Thanksgiving. Some California stories from today's Los Angeles Times to help speed you on your way:

Pondering pot limits: The L.A. City Council's scheduled to take up debate this week on how many medical marijuana dispensaries the city should allow.

Budget blues: Sacramento columnist George Skelton takes a look at the bleak budget landscape ahead.

Starting over: Choosing board members will be key to the success of a completely revamped Martin Luther King Jr. medical facility.

Bearing witness: A seminar focusing on Jewish history helps prepare Catholic educators to teach students about anti-Semitism.

Helping hand: Mental illness is a nearly taboo subject in many Asian communities. A Rosemead nonprofit offers support to those in need.

We'll bring you more news as we get it. Got news for us? An idea for a story? Drop me a line at nita.lelyveld@latimes.com.

-- Nita Lelyveld

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