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The Sunset Junction Music Festival began in LA's Silver Lake district 30 years ago, and it's grown into an annual event with dozens of bands and tens of thousands of fans. But this year, it's not going to happen, even though DJ's and music acts were already booked and thousands of tickets were already sold. We find out why the Board of Public Works said, "No."  Also, the Santa Monica School District defies a healthy-food trend and sticks with chocolate milk. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, what's next for Libya and for America's role in foreign adventures?

Banner image: Crowd at the 2006 Sunset Junction Fair. Photo by Clinton Steeds

Producers:
Julia Flucht
Karen Radziner
Christian Bordal

Making News Hundreds of 'Killer' Bees Attack Redondo Beach Man 6 MIN, 37 SEC

Police in Redondo Beach say a 95-year-old man was stung more than 400 times yesterday by thousands of bees. The victim was hospitalized. Officials suspect a swarm of Africanized honey bees. Phil Keenan is a Sergeant with the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Guests:
Phil Keenan, Redondo Beach Police Department

Main Topic Silver Lake's Sunset Junction Music Festival Cancelled 13 MIN, 25 SEC

Auditors say the City of Los Angeles is losing big money from people who don't pay parking tickets, community groups that don't pay permit fees and others at a time when money is scarcer than ever. The latest evidence of a crackdown on collections comes from the Board of Public Works, which has cancelled the Sunset Junction Music Festival, despite 30 years of tradition. (The Board refused our invitation to come on our program and festival sponsors said they were too busy.)

Guests:
David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times (@DavidZahniser)
Taylor Brown, Vanaprasta

Main Topic What's Next for Libya and America's Role in Foreign Adventures? 27 MIN, 6 SEC

What's Next for Libya and America's Role in Foreign Adventures?Moammar Gadhafi is still at large, but the US, NATO and neighboring countries are already preparing for Libya's next regime. We update action on the ground and in the world of diplomacy. 

Guests:
Mansour El-Kikhia, University of Texas at San Antonio
Martin Chulov, The Guardian (@martinchulov)
Aaron Snipe, US State Department
Robin Wright, US Institute of Peace (@wrightr)
David Rothkopf, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Libya's Qaddafi

Mansour O. El-Kikhia

Reporter's Notebook Santa Monica Schools Stick with Chocolate Milk 5 MIN, 23 SEC

The LA Unified School District has banned chocolate milk for its hundreds of thousands of students, on the ground that it contains too much sugar at a time when childhood obesity is epidemic. Last night, the subject was taken up by the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board, a much smaller district where kids already get whole wheat pasta, lunchtime salad bars and fresh vegetables every day. Contrary to the expectations of many people, they will still be served chocolate milk. Jose Escarce is a Professor of Medicine at UCLA and President of the School Board.

Guests:
Jose Escarce, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

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