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Afternoon Cram: Anti Smoking PSA Icon Debi Austin Has Died

This and everything else you need to know from today’s local news pages

Canoga Park Star of Anti-Smoking PSA Dies
Debi Austin has lost her long battle with cancer.
[DN]
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Labor Unions Are Spending Big The Upcoming L.A. Elections
Nearly $3 million on campaigns in recent weeks.
[LAT]

Expectant Westside Woman Nets $5K For Baby Naming Rights
The most surprising part: she beat out 79 other women for the chance.
[NBCLA]

GOOD’s LA2050 Now Accepting Applications for Ideas That Will Change L.A.’s Future
How would you use $100,000 to shape and build the future of Los Angeles?
[LA2050]

There is a “Ficus Fracas” Occurring in Echo Park
What happens when the public is not warned in advance of a beloved tree’s removal.
[The Eastsider]

Antonio Villaraigosa May or May Not Be Dating Kate Del Castillo
New rumors are swirling.
[HuffPoLA]

Crews Remove AMP Radio Towers
Carson Daly was there to take it all in.
[CBSLA]
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