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News, The Informer Why Amanda Bynes' Drugged Driving Case Might Not Be a Slam Dunk

Why Amanda Bynes' Drugged Driving Case Might Not Be a Slam Dunk

If actress Amanda Bynes was accused over the weekend of drunk driving instead of drugged driving, she'd likely be toast. Eight out of 10 drivers facing DUI allegations are convicted, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. But suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs alone is a...…
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News, The Informer "Yes Means Yes" Sex App Is Here

"Yes Means Yes" Sex App Is Here

The ink was barely dry on California's groundbreaking "yes means yes" sexual consent law when we heard about Good2Go, an app that lets adults put their lovemaking affirmation on the record. The bill by state Sen. Kevin De León requires state colleges to establish a standard of "affirmative consent" for students...…
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News, The Informer Downtown L.A. Stadium Dream Is Still Alive ... Barely

Downtown L.A. Stadium Dream Is Still Alive ... Barely

The folks behind a four-year-old dream to build a stadium called Farmers Field next to Staples Center downtown want six more months to see if it can happen. Anschutz Entertainment Group, operator of Staples and L.A. Live, said in a statement late yesterday that it's asking L.A. city leaders for...…
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News, The Informer Powder Cocaine Dealers Are No Longer Special Under the Law (Sorry)

Powder Cocaine Dealers Are No Longer Special Under the Law (Sorry)

Used to be that being successfully prosecuted for holding a decent quantity of crack could put you behind bars for up to five years. No longer. California Gov. Jerry Brown last night signed a bill that will make possession of crack and possession of powder cocaine for sale the same...…
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News, The Informer Full Legalization of Marijuana Could Come to California in 2016

Full Legalization of Marijuana Could Come to California in 2016

Legal marijuana isn't hard to get in L.A. Just go to a doctor who advertises in certain weekly publications (ahem), tell her you have back pain, get a piece of paper, show it to the dispensary nearby, and buy some bud. But pro-marijuana activists in California have been envious of...…
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News, The Informer "Yes Means Yes" Sexual Consent Law Coming to College Campuses

"Yes Means Yes" Sexual Consent Law Coming to College Campuses

A bill that would require affirmative consent by California public college students about to engage in sex was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, his office announced over the weekend. Campus adjudication panels weighing sex-assault allegations will be required to determine if accusers actually said yes, verbally or otherwise,...…
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News, The Informer When Guerrilla Marketing Met the LAPD

When Guerrilla Marketing Met the LAPD

There are many ways to capture the attention of the Los Angeles Police Department. Aiming a massive white light toward the sky can probably be added to the list. At least that's the story of 29-year-old Greg Cayea, a public relations and marketing guru who's producing next month's edgy Carpe...…
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News, The Informer Why Fall Is L.A.'s Best Season

Why Fall Is L.A.'s Best Season

Many people have an almost superstitious hatred of fall in Los Angeles. Admittedly, it hasn't always had a good track record. Fall is the time of merciless Indian summers, apocalyptic brush fires and that natural sandblasting better known as Santa Anas but also referred to, more ominously, as the devil...…
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News, The Informer Water Slide Is Denied Permission to Happen in Downtown L.A.

Water Slide Is Denied Permission to Happen in Downtown L.A.

The city of Los Angeles has rejected plans for a giant water slide event on a downtown street. Organizers today informed those who purchased tickets to the sold-out, Sept. 28 happening that it has been canceled. The Slide the City event had received the approval of local city Councilman Jose...…
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News, The Informer Soon You Might Be Able to FaceTime and Text 911

Soon You Might Be Able to FaceTime and Text 911

Don't try this at home, kids, especially if you have a real emergency. According to a motion from city Councilman Paul Krekorian, "Today, in Los Angeles, if residents send a text message to 911 they will receive a return message telling them to call 911." Yeah, and flaming emojis probably won't...…
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News, The Informer DEA Cracks Down Big-Time on Marijuana Wax

DEA Cracks Down Big-Time on Marijuana Wax

The popularity of marijuana-derived concentrates, including wax, honey oil, and shatter, has correlated to a rash of extraction-lab explosions across Southern Calfornia over the last two years. But police operations specifically targeting the makers of this potent form of medicine have been few and far between, with authorities often breaking...…
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News, The Informer Daniele Watts Denounced by Black Leaders

Daniele Watts Denounced by Black Leaders

The tide of public opinion seems to have fully turned against actress Daniele Watts after she suggested racial profiling was behind her police stop in Studio City last week. Her white boyfriend, self-proclaimed "rawk star chef" Brian James Lucas, went so far as to say cops questioned Watts and himself...…
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News, The Informer Gordo the Dog's Leg Is Likely Saved (PHOTOS)

Gordo the Dog's Leg Is Likely Saved (PHOTOS)

Surgery was wrapping up this afternoon on Gordo the dog. An official at Advanced Critical Care-Los Angeles said veterinary surgeons were working on saving his leg and that the operation was almost complete. The owners opted to save the pooch's right, rear leg rather than amputate, said hospital representative Shannon Brown...…
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News, The Informer $1.65 Billion Hollywood Tax Giveaway Approved, and It's a Shame

$1.65 Billion Hollywood Tax Giveaway Approved, and It's a Shame

The moguls of Hollywood are laughing all the way to the bank today as Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a tax giveaway for film and television production that will take $1.65 billion of your hard-earned cashed and give it to producers over a 5-year span. The idea is to...…
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News, The Informer Turning Immigrants Into Citizens Puts Money in L.A.'s Pocket

Turning Immigrants Into Citizens Puts Money in L.A.'s Pocket

Most Californians are on-board with federal legislation that would create a path to citizenship for the undocumented. See also: White Californians Say Young Border Crossers Should Be Sent Back Maybe we're just being selfish. It turns out that naturalization, the process of going from immigrant to citizen, puts cash in our...…
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News, The Informer Gordo the Dog Steals L.A.'s Heart

Gordo the Dog Steals L.A.'s Heart

Gordo, a fluffy white Maltese dog, stole L.A.'s heart over night after he was hit by a van being chased by police in South Los Angeles. The canine was receiving emergency care this morning. Cops started chasing a white Chevrolet Astrovan about 8 p.m. near LAX, apparently after discovering that...…
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News, The Informer Law Would Make it Harder For Cops to Take Your Stuff

Law Would Make it Harder For Cops to Take Your Stuff

Cops, backed by federal law, have been taking stuff from innocent people, and some not-so-innocent people, at alarming rates for more than a decade. The government's "equitable sharing" civil forfeiture rules encourage federal agents and some local cops to seize goods from folks they believe are criminals. Encouragement comes in...…
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News, The Informer L.A. Is Overrun by Single People

L.A. Is Overrun by Single People

If you're single and ready to mingle, then you're in the right city. The Atlantic's CityLab looked at U.S. Census data and determined that L.A. is a top 5 American big city when it comes to the proportion of singles in such urban populations. In other words, L.A. is flooded...…
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News, The Informer Can You Refuse to Identify Yourself to Police?

Can You Refuse to Identify Yourself to Police?

The story of actress Daniele Watts' confrontation with police last week has sparked a raging debate in Los Angeles. Do you have the right, as Watts insisted, to refuse to identify yourself to cops? See also: Daniele Watts' Story About a Racist LAPD Stop Is Falling Apart In situations like the one...…
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News, The Informer Porn Gets its Own Search Engine

Porn Gets its Own Search Engine

You ever go online and think, Wow, there's just not enough access to adult material here? Yeah, us neither. In any case, a Los Angeles startup, Boodigo (yeah, Boodigo), announced this week that it has launched as "the first adult-oriented search engine that takes users straight to the online action...…
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