Today’s Headlines

  • Woman Raped on Metro Bus for 10 Minutes (LAT)
  • “A witness — who was the only other passenger on the bus — tried unsuccessfully to get the bus driver’s attention” (Daily News)
  • Maps, Charts Show Who Did and Didn’t Vote for Measure J (The Source)
  • Villaraigosa Muses That Maybe Voters Didn’t Understand the Measure (Neon Tommy)
  • 1 Million Less Young Voters in California (KCET)
  • Long Beach Councilman’s Hearing on SCIG Railyard Draws Crowd of Protestors (NRDC Switchboard)
  • Driver Who Hit and Killed Alan Deane on His 61st Birthday Awaits Sentencing (LACBC Blog)
  • Alarcon Loses Assembly Race, Could End 20 Year Political Career (CC Times)

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