‚Ä¢ Forbes.com unveiled its list of the drunkest US cities last week. Milwaukee was #1, and Los Angeles was a full keg behind at #23. Heck, it ain’t for lack of role models – at least we’re number one for most famous drunks, from our pride and joy Mr. Bukowski to more recent notables “Sugar Tits” Mel and Hayley-Joel.
‚Ä¢ Ten minutes after calling in a bomb threat to delay a flight he barely missed boarding, a Florida man was apprehended at Long Beach Airport. While the plane’s departure was only delayed by less than hour while bomb sniffing dogs searched for explosives, the man could face a ten years sentence. (source: LA Times)
‚Ä¢ 3000 miles away, the New York Times picks up on the rash of restaurant robberies up in the Valley, and considers that the “ski mask bandits” might be ex-cops. Among the details, some victims noticed the robbers “kept their fingers on their guns’ safeties, not the triggers.” (h/t Valley Observed)
‚Ä¢ A San Fernando High School teacher is suing the LAUSD, claiming the school principal began giving him negative reports as retaliation after the teacher encouraged students to discuss the war in Iraq critically. The teacher and a school librarian also take issue with military recruiters in the school, and in response have shown “Fahrenheit 9/11” in the classroom. (source: LA Times)