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Rapper recants on LAPD role in Biggie Smalls murder
All these years later, Waymond Anderson says he was part of a scam to link LAPD officer David Mack to the 1997 shooting of Smalls, whose real name was Chris Wallace. Beyond that it gets complicated. LAT
Many red light runners not cited
In the Valley, 45% of drivers nabbed by red-light cameras don't get tickets because their identity can't be ascertained. Map of intersections with cameras is included with the story online. DN or a citywide version in the Breeze
Developers donate $50 million to Antonio's schools
Mayor Villaraigosa today will unveil the gift from Richard and Melanie Lundquist to be paid over ten years to the Partnership for Los Angles Schools, the nonprofit created to give the mayor oversight of two low-performing high schools and the middle and elementary campuses that feed into them. DN
They say tomato, we say....
While KFWB's announcers claim to do the news from the "KFWB Broadcast Tower," sister station KNX claims to be in the "CBS Broadcast Center." In fact they share the same office tower (once known as the California Federal tower) on Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile. Franklin Avenue
New LAPD headquarters up to $437 million
The original estimate to sell the concept was $302 million. Plus it ruins one of the the most dramatic street views Downtown. LAT
Last of Ambassador Hotel to be razed
Almost all of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub that was spared the first wave of demolition at the Wilshire Boulevard site will be torn down to make way for a school. The Board of Education accepted a conclusion that the structure was unsound, over the objections of the Los Angeles Conservancy. LAT
L.A's Wi-Fi pledge
Still as hollow as ever. LAT
More NYT bestsellers
The paper's Book 'Review adds a separate listing for quality paperback fiction. LAT
Blogging the Solar Power 2007 conference in Long Beach
Here's the link to NewEnergyNews.com.
McCourt's Boston estate a tear-down
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry bought the former home of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and plans to level it. The seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion cost $16 million. Portfolio
He shoots, he writes
Former (and returned) Laker Derek Fisher has sold his memoir to Touchstone Fireside.