Tuesday news and notes: 6.10.14

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Top of the news

Aaron Kushner has a somber, awkward meeting with the Register newsroom staff. Daily circulation going down, not up. Expected growth hasn't happened yet. Another round of cuts is possible. But stay optimistic. OC Weekly

Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot Brian Lee was killed in the crash of his airplane in San Bernardino County while off-duty. LAFD

A Pacoima man with an assault rifle was arrested after leading police on a two-hour chase, climbing on roofs in a North Hollywood neighborhood then barricading himself in a home on Hartsook Street. He was flushed out by SWAT using tear gas. LAT, DN

Ed O'Bannon, the former UCLA basketball star, took the stand as the lead plaintiff in a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA arguing that college players shoudl be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses in television broadcasts, rebroadcasts, video games and more. LAT

David Kanuth, one of the Democrats who ran in the 33rd congressional district, raised $912,000 -- "a staggering sum for a first-time candidate" -- and got just 1,191 votes. LA Weekly

Dunkin' Donuts will reopen in California in the fall with locations in Santa Monica, Long Beach, Whittier, Downey and Modesto. LAT

KCET's "SoCal Connected" this week features Leimert Park, the Gibbon Center in Santa Clarita and Charles Phoenix. Airs first on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The Santa Barbara News-Press downsizes from four sections to two. Romenesko

Video of the day

Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles picks up the story of Tail o' the Pup, the hot dog stand formerly on San Vicente (and before that on La Cienega) that closed eight years ago.

On the move on the 405 in February:

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