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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ June 25th, 2007

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Local Screw-up: LA Fails to Get Federal Transport $$$
The Feds were offering millions of dollars in funds for the nation's most congested cities, but Los Angeles failed to qualify. The reason, the LA Times has discovered, is most likely based on not following the instructions and for typos and a general lack of attention to detail.

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20 Year Old East LA Resident Killed in Iraq
Growing up in East Los Angeles, Army Pfc. Justin A. Verdeja carried around a boom box so he could sing ballads to pretty girls. He dashed for touchdowns at Garfield High School, bused tables to help support his mother and brothers, and dreamed of joining the LAPD's SWAT team.

Supermarket Strike Part II: It's On Again
Unionized grocery workers rejected a proposed labor contract and authorized a strike against the major supermarket chains serving Southern California. Workers voted to reject the contract proposed by Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons supermarket chains and approved a strike authorization against Ralphs and Vons, by an overwhelming vote of about 95 percent.

Delgadillo Corruption Overview
Confused by Rocky and Michelle Delgadillio's misdeeds? LAist has a roundup.

East LA Cityhood Rears Its Head Again

East LA has been exploring cityhood for sometime, we last reported on it in December. The proposal is gathering some steam, but it remains to be seen if the move will be economically viable. Local leaders believe they will be able to generate more in tourism and expand the tax base if they have more control over local affairs.

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