- Best Buy announced that it will close the Westwood Village store by the end of May.
- Interstate 5 reopened this morning over the Grapevine after being closed last night by snow.
- Another money manager for performers and celebrities, Sean Larkin, is in the docket for allegedly mishandling the funds.
- The issue of merging the city's police forces is back: this time it's whether the General Services cops who guard City Hall and other facilities should join the LAPD.
- Joan McNamara will expand Joan's on Third to a former post office on Ventura Place in Studio City.
- The Kings won again in Vancouver to take a 2-0 lead in their NHL playoffs series. It's the first time in decades that they have won the first two games of a series.
- Dodgers starting pitcher Aaron Harang struck out nine batters in a row, one shy of the record, as they won 9-8 on a walk-off walk. Blessed by the schedule gods with playing only the awful Padres and Pirates so far, the Dodgers are 7-1 to start the season. Vin Scully missed his fourth straight game with illness.
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