Afternoon Cram: Something’s (Not) In The Air


Southern California Air Quality is Up, But It’s Still Not That Great
Deep breathes.

More Incoming Freshmen Apply to UCLA Than Any Other U.S. Public College
A whopping 80,494 seniors would like to attend school in sunny Westwood, CA.

San Diego State University Students Are Trying To Solve the Boston Bombing Whodunit
They happen to specialize in making sense of digital data, such as pictures and video.

Nearly 15,000 Counterfeit Toasters Seized in Long Beach
The toasters were real, the security markings are not.

Woman Arrested Wednesday Following a Standoff at Eddie Kaye Thomas’ House
The unidentified suspect barricaded herself inside for nearly five hours while Thomas was not home.

The Race For Mayor Just Got Punchy
Garcetti called Greuel the “handpicked candidate of the DWP union” in last night’s debade. Greuel hit back by calling hypocrisy.

The Plastic Bag Ban Could Go Statewide
A new bill prohibiting single-use plastic shopping bags from grocery and convenient stores is circling the state senate.

The Lakers Are Going to the Playoffs
And with a seed to spare!

Golden Globes Set 2014 Air Date
Mark your calendar for Sunday, Jan 12.

National news:

Explosion at Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas Kills 2, Injures Dozens
More tragic news this week.