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'Micro' wrestlers: A subculture still going strong in Santa Ana

December 1, 2010 |  7:55 am

A TWIST ON WRESTING: The Orange County Register explores a wrestling subculture, dropping in on a match in Santa Ana: "Micro Championship Wrestling bills itself as 'half the size, twice the violence' of better-known professional wrestling company World Wrestling Entertainment. None of the six wrestlers and two female referees is taller than 4 feet, 6 inches tall. "

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HEALTHCARE: A medical clinic on L.A.'s skid row carries a heavy burden, according to Neon Tommy: "The burden on these clinics is huge, especially considering the effects of the closure of Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center in 2007, which caused a jump in the number of patients, said Dr. Paul Gregerson, chief medical officer of John Wesley Community Health, which operates the Skid Row clinic."

CUTTING BACK: Cash-strapped MTA is eliminating nine bus lines. (Daily Breeze)

REVIVING LANDMARK: New owners have big plans for a famous Altadena pharmacy. (Pasadena Star-News)

ANCHORS AWAY: A Thousand Oaks man is arrested for allegedly dropping anchor on a cruise ship in Florida. (KTLA News)

LETTER TO THE REPORTER: A reporter recounts getting a thank you note from a man suspected of being the Zodiac killer. (California Watch)

THAT'S A LOT OF SALAD: Rival salad restaurants plan to open 40 locations in Orange County. (Fast Food Maven)

-- Shelby Grad