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Armenian church joins Times fight
The Western Diocese of the Armenian Church is sending out an "action alert" telling members to demand that LAT Managing Editor Doug Frantz should resign over the Mark Arax incident. It's on their website too.
Yang's resignation still in play
There is "growing evidence that the White House was intent on removing" Debra Yang as U.S. Attorney here, says a NYT opinion piece. It's interesting because her office was investigating Rep. Jerry Lewis. Yang resigned for personal reasons — and a big pay day from Gibson, Dunn — two months before the firing of several U.S. Attorneys that looks increasingly like it was political.
Villaraigosa's money buys school races
Euthanasia up, releases down
The annual report from city animal chief Ed Boks says 46,000 cats, dogs and other animals came through shelters. That's a little up over the previous year, as is the euthanasia rate. Live releases, as they are called, were down. This is progress? PDF file
Ethics fines for ex-commissioners
Dominick Rubalcava and Steve Afriat are the latest to be sanctioned by the Ethics Commission. LAT
Dutton's may go for historic-cultural status
Cultural Heritage Commission voted to consider declaring the Brentwood bookstore and complex a city historic-cultural monument. It will come back to the commission in a couple of months. LAT
Now it gets interesting. They eliminated the Vancouver Canucks and move on to the Western Conference finals, opponent to be decided. If the Ducks win again, they play for the Stanley Cup — again.
New box office column
Greg Hernandez' Box Office Buzz debuts today on the front of the Daily News business section. He also does the paper's Out in Hollywood blog.
Breaking the Paris Hilton pledge
The prospect of 45 days in county jail inspires LA Voice to mention a certain skanky heiress.