‘Derby Divas’: Going head-on with women race car drivers

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Cheryl Hyland, a.k.a. the Queen of Destruction, participated in the “Derby Divas” all-female demolition derby at the Irwindale Speedway. Photo by Rider Gardner.

Once a year, an all-female demolition derby at Irwindale Speedway offers a high-adrenaline night of destructive mayhem — all to benefit breast cancer research. The LA Zoo wants to expand within Griffith Park, but some say it’s an environmental mistake. And a retiring librarian shares a farewell to LA’s Central branch.