Jun 19, 2009

Four today

1. Social-media networks continue to tune their tools to respond to public interest in the Iranian protests. Facebook recently launched a Persian-language site and now Google has added a Persian-to-English/English-to-Persian translator to its Google Translate function. Google

2. Jakarta correspondent Paul Watson has left the Los Angeles Times to return to the Toronto Star. LAO

3. The city of South Pasadena has found a unique way to raise revenues in this down economy. It involves the police department and a school bus. LAT *Updated: Looks like the SPPD wants to make this go away. LAT

4. Californian vs. Californian. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, cast the deciding vote to squash an amendment from Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, that would have forced the federal government to keep funding the Guantanamo Bay prison. Politico

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