Afternoon Cram: Microsoft Hits The Beach

The software company might rent office space in West L.A. and everything else you need to know from today’s news headlines

Microsoft Eyeing Offices in Santa Monica
‘Silicon Beach’ is booming.

L.A. Residents Are Buying About 200 Guns Per Day
The results of a one-month survey are in.

194 LAUSD Jobs Saved
School counselors, psychologists and social workers will be paid from a general district fund instead of individual school funds.

A Sales Tax Increase Could Fund Raises For L.A. City Employees
Most of Measure A would cover salary costs if it passes.

Passenger Riding In Car’s Trunk in North Hollywood Leads To Kidnapping Investigation
A trunk is not a legal place for passengers to sit.

Lady Gaga Has Canceled A Concert Tour
She’ll have hip surgery instead.

More People Watched David Letterman Than Jimmy Kimmel For Once
The ratings competition gets interesting.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Releasing Their Own Wine
So we can all find out what the most beautiful wine on the planet tastes like.

First Double Amputee To Compete in the Olympics Using Prosthetic Blades Charged With Murder
South African runner Oscar Pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend.