LAT in 90 Seconds

-Two dozen animal rights activists protest at the Los Angeles Zoo after a 48 year-old elephant dies, demanding that the remaining pachyderms be moved from their stuffy concrete cages an animal sanctuary. Most interesting fact: there is a “Los Angeles Alliance for Elephants.” Insert your own sarcastic comment about the Los Angeles homeless population here.

-In a softball Q-and-A that somehow never mentions the word “China,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt shows why he wouldn’t be a good Hollywood executive: “We don’t do things perfectly. We make mistakes.”

-This was Sunday, but it’s too good to pass up: Steve Lopez reports that county supervisor Mike Antonovich is printing and mailing — on the taxpayer’s dime — mailing that reprint copies of columns by Ann Coulter and Bill O’Reilly, articles from loony right wing site Newsmax, and articles alleging that the Russians removed Saddam’s WMDs before we could find them. Imagine what better uses that tax money could be put towards. Like saving an elephant.

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