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BRIEFLY GROUP TO ATTEMPT VILLARAIGOSA RECALL.

A group of residents announced plans on Wednesday to try to recall Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa because of his plans to run against Mayor James Hahn for a second time.

The group of five residents from his 14th Council District filed the notice to recall Villaraigosa, citing his promise to serve a full four-year term as council member when he was elected in 2003. They said further details will be released on Friday.

Aides to Villaraigosa dismissed the threat as politically motivated.

- Daily News

Cardenas seeks answers on tents

Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas on Wednesday called on leaders of the Department of Water and Power to explain why the department apparently bought tent shelters that do not meet fire safety standards.

Cardenas, who chairs a committee that deals with the municipal utility, said a DWP official misled the committee Wednesday into believing the tents it had bought did meet the fire safety standard.

The tents are used as shelter from the elements by DWP employees who work in desert areas.

- Daily News

Romer and LAUSD sue over Web site

Superintendent Roy Romer and the Los Angeles Unified School District filed a federal lawsuit Monday over a Web site that uses Romer's name and a picture of his face, but contains gay pornographic images.

The lawsuit alleges David Grant has been promoting the site royromer.com by sending illegal spam e-mail to more than district 500 employees.

Romer and the district also and claim Grant intended to lure the district's some 700,000 underage students to the site.

- City News Service

$397,000 going for public safety

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's Office will receive a combined $397,000 for a public safety program for unincorporated areas, a supervisor announced Wednesday.

The Sheriff's Department's share is $147,000, with the District Attorney's Office getting $250,000. The money will be used to continue the Citizens' Option for Public Safety program, which provides funding for front-line law enforcement services and criminal prosecution in the unincorporated areas.

The funds are part of a larger state grant earmarked for front-line law enforcement.

- City News Service

Burglar steals saber, other items

LANCASTER - A weekend burglar stole a U.S. Air Force saber in a wooden case, a USAF Academy class ring, a USAF insignia and a Russian military stopwatch, a sheriff's detective in Lancaster said Wednesday.

The ring is 10-karat gold with a star sapphire setting, said Detective Sgt. Paul Kaser of the Lancaster sheriff's station.

He said the burglary occurred some time over the weekend in the 45700 block of Saint Andrews Street. Anyone with more information about the break-in or the stolen items is asked to call Kaser at (661) 948-8466.

- City News Service

Body discovered in Canyon Country

SANTA CLARITA - A man's body was found Wednesday in a Canyon Country residence, authorities said.

The body was discovered in the 13100 block of Soledad Canyon Road about 5:45 a.m., said Deputy Josie Woolum of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

The name of the dead man and the cause of his death were not immediately known.

- City News Service
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