Good morning 8.30.07

Feral pigs, bad spinach, no parking, and Antonio's got a thing for uniforms. Entrez.

Bend it like Beckham

Knee injury sidelines pricey import David Beckham. Again. And the Galaxy lose. Again. Billy Witz in the Daily News.

Lions and tigers and bears - oh no!

Cash crunch may close the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, the nation's largest exotic-wildlife sanctuary. Dana Bartholomew in the Daily News

Toon town

OC Weekly reporter gets caricatured in local Vietnamese press.

They're outta there

Feral pigs successfully removed from Santa Cruz Island. Gregory W. Griggs in LAT.

No parking. Anywhere. Ever.

Well, not that bad, but almost, according to Steven Leigh Morris, who examines new city parking regs in the LA Weekly.

More bad spinach

Bagged greens recalled after testing positive for salmonella. No illnesses reported so far.

West Nile in Riverside

First human case of the bird-borne mosquito-transmitted illness confirmed in the county.

Antonio speaks

To the LAT, about school uniforms. (scroll a bit)

I'm passionate about it. [...] I hated, when I was in Catholic school, the once-Friday-a-month when we had, you know, free dress, because I didn't have the clothes, and I hated it. And it was embarrassing. And I think that's true for a lot of kids. And you know I'm a big believer in uniforms, and obviously we're going to get our stakeholders excited about that effort as we are about parent and student compacts and a lot of the other initiatives.

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