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The Supreme Court allowed to stand a court ruling that found the Los Angeles County Flood Control District liable for stormwater pollution that flows down both the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers. SGV Tribune
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has accepted Pasadena City College's invitation to deliver this year's commencement address, after previously being uninvited and replaced. KPCC
NBC News named Chris Jansing as the network's senior white house correspondent and Peter Alexander as national correspondent. "Jansing and Company" will end on MSNBC. Politico
Politics journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, the authors of “Game Change” and “Double Down," will join Bloomberg in the coming days to start a new site that will focus on American politics and policy. They also will do a daily TV show streamed online. NYT
Mark Miller resigned as deputy editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter. Fishbowl LA
3 reasons why the Board of Supervisors should say no to the new jail plans, per Celeste Fremon. Witness LA
Google Shopping Express is expanding same-day delivery service to the Westside of Los Angeles, and Amazon is coming to town too. LAT
The Baseball Reliquary elected Dizzy Dean, Don Zimmer and Rachel Robinson as new members.
Herbert Hyman, founder of the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain in Los Angeles, died at age 82. LAT
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