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'Meatball' looks over his new home in Alpine, CA, after being captured Wednesday morning in La Canada. (Courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Game / September 13, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, September 13. A murder suspect who led police on a chase through Echo Park and downtown L.A. Tuesday is a North Hollywood resident.

Ian Schlesinger, 24, was arrested on a warrant for the slaying of former Marshall High basketball star, according to Patch. He faces additional charges for shooting at a police officer during the chase.

What kind of people apply to be on the Studio City Neighborhood Council? An actor, a medical marijuana distributor and TV writer. Election takes place Sept. 20. Patch

Sarah Aujero, who has spent the summer ghost-writing tweets for the Glendale bear 'Meatball,' finally got to meet the friendly neighborhood ursine IRL. How did it go? He burped in her face. Glendale News-Press

In a city where everyone drives, two Burbank brothers allegedly got in a knife fight over a bicycle. Burbank Leader 

As November nears, Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, who are both Democrats, are now collecting Republican supporters in a race for a newly-drawn SFV congressional district. L.A. Observed

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