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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ February 21, 2007

5:18 PM PST on February 21, 2007


Conan Busted in High Speed Desert Chase
Randy Conan was arrested in near Victorville on three separate warrants totaling $150,000 for drug charges out of Los Angeles. The interesting part of the story is that the chase originally started when a cop pulled over another vehicle whose driver claimed to be following a third car that he said contained a thief. It turned out that employees of the first man saw Conan checking door handles to vehicles parked behind the business, and thought he was trying to steal them, or items within the vehicles. The police concluded later that this was not actually a crime, but because of Conan's warrants, arrested him anyway. It being the desert, there's no video-- but here's the best car chase video of the week, hands down.

First New School in East LA in 85 Years
Yes, that's a real headline. Ground was broken Wednesday on the first new high school to be built in East Los Angeles in 85 years -- a project aimed at relieving overcrowding at nearby Roosevelt High School. With the creative name of East Los Angeles High School No. 1, the school will have an emphasis on science programs and will be home to about 1,000 students beginning in fall 2009. The $71 million high school will be located at First Street and Mission Road, about two miles east of downtown.

Wrongfully Convicted Venice Man Free After 20 Years
In one of those stories that makes you want to go outside and burn everything down, yet another inmate is released, after 20 years, for a crime he did not commit. The full story is at

LA Buses to get TV
In our continuing coverage of the Bus Beat (props to the original bus blogger of course), we're pleased to report that Transit TV is now bringing television to MTA buses all over Los Angeles. There will be two Spanish and one English station broadcasting inside the buses, which should help ease some of those long commutes. Either that or subject you to random ads, but either way it doesn't sound bad to us. What does the Bus Riders Union think? We don't know because they've stopped returning our emails.

Student Shot, Goes to School
A Frontier High School student was shot in Pico Rivera this morning, then boarded a school bus to the Whittier campus, where he was taken to a hospital, authorities said today.

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