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Mahony has it both ways
In a letter to the future pope, Cardinal Roger Mahony said that a damning videotape by accused priest Father Lynn Caffoe proved there was sexual misconduct with underage boys. To parishioners, Mahony apparently said the tape did not reveal much. LAT
Antiquated LAPD systems need overhaul
Controller Laura Chick's audit finds that the department loses millions of dollars to waste and inefficiency. Daily News headline deserves a mention: Your Grandfather's LAPD. Also in the Times.
Mayor vetoes airspace gambit
Villaraigosa is for the higher density, but he wants power to approve or kill individual projects. It's only his second veto. LAT, DN
Alarcon back at City Council
"Like I never left," the former councilman and senator and assemblyman and mayoral candidate says. DN
James Beard finalists
As usual there are a zillion categories and nominees, but not many from here this time. Jesse Katz of Los Angeles Magazine is up for the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his piece on taco trucks. Patric Kuh of Los Angeles and Brad A. Johnson of Angeleno are finalists for best "Newspaper or Magazine Restaurant Review or Critique." LA Biz Observed, Eater L.A.
Remembering the 747
All the A380 hype reminds Breeze columnist John Bogert of the the other giant airliner's debut. Breeze
Pellicano pleads not guilty again
The jailed private investigator and five codefendants pleaded not guilty Monday to a new wiretapping and racketeering indictment. Times
Ca' Brea closed temporarily
Website says the La Brea eatery had an electrical fire and that the place will be shuttered for at least a month. Eater L.A. also reports there is a new branch of the Valley's venerable hot dog purveyor The Stand in the CAA building in Century City.

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