Afternoon Cram: Pleitez Joins The Clique

There are now five major players in the mayoral race and everything else you need to know from today’s local news headlines

Emanuel Pleitez Invited To KPCC Mayoral Debate After All
Count him in.

D.A.: It’s Likely Chris Brown Faked His Community Service
Giving bad guys a bad name.

Two High School Seniors Lose Fingers In Bizarre Tug-of-War Accident
Nine fingers were detached in all.

Elite Unit of LAPD Trained to Recognize When Someone is High
Like a straight-laced sibling, but with the power to arrest you.

Man Struck and Killed by MTA Bus in West Hollywood
This happened around midnight last night.

Pew: 61% of Facebook Users Go On Social Media Hiatus
Status: Bored or busy.

Report: L.A. is the 2nd Most Traffic-Jammed City in U.S.
So remember, it could be worse.