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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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News, The Informer Daniele Watts' Story About a Racist LAPD Stop Is Falling Apart

Daniele Watts' Story About a Racist LAPD Stop Is Falling Apart

African American actress Daneile Watts cast her run-in with the Los Angeles Police Department last week as one tainted by racial undertones, but cops this week are fighting back. Watts' white boyfriend, chef Brian James Lucas, took to social media to accuse the LAPD of stopping the pair because they...…
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News, The Informer Hey Eric Garcetti, It's Time to <i>Really</i> Get "Back to the Basics"

Hey Eric Garcetti, It's Time to Really Get "Back to the Basics"

Mayor Eric Garcetti has eschewed a grand vision (such as Tom Bradley's call for globalization) or single issue (education reform under Antonio Villaraigosa) as his political raison d'être at City Hall. Instead, his is a multi-pronged approach, "Back to Basics," that involves addressing every day problems: good jobs, reliable city services...…
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News, The Informer Final Dodger Games to Be Televised For Free

Final Dodger Games to Be Televised For Free

Time Warner Cable has pissed off a lot of Dodger fans in L.A. because it has a monopoly on broadcasting the team's games, and most of Los Angeles isn't seeing them. Of course, there are two or more sides to every story, and TWC says the folks it has been...…
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News, The Informer White Californians Say Young Border Crossers Should Be Sent Back

White Californians Say Young Border Crossers Should Be Sent Back

There are more Californians who want young border crossers from Latin America to stay than who want them to go. But remember that, earlier this year, Latinos took over as the largest ethnic group in the state. When you break down the numbers, the Golden State doesn't appear to be that...…
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News, The Informer Yes, L.A. <em>Is</em> One of the Most Expensive Cities For Car Insurance

Yes, L.A. Is One of the Most Expensive Cities For Car Insurance

It's not your imagination: Angelenos pay some of the highest car insurance rates in the nation, according to a new study conducted by Quadrant Information Services for insuranceQuotes.com. You could probably guess why. We live in a dense city with dense traffic. We buy nicer cars. We're the hit-and-run capital of...…
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News, The Informer Kissing While Black Draws LAPD Response, But Cops Have a Different Story

Kissing While Black Draws LAPD Response, But Cops Have a Different Story

The white boyfriend of black actress Daniele Watts said over the weekend that police stopped the pair in Studio City and questioned him as if he were the "client of a prostitute." He also said in another interview that officers treated Watts and himself not as girlfriend and boyfriend but...…
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News, The Informer Splitting California Into 6 States? FAIL

Splitting California Into 6 States? FAIL

A proposed initiative by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into six separate states failed to gather enough signatures to make the ballot, the California Secretary of State's office said today. The office said in a memo to local voter registrars and county clerks that "the petition...…
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News, The Informer L.A. Pot Factory Churned Out Millions Worth of Weed, Cops Say

L.A. Pot Factory Churned Out Millions Worth of Weed, Cops Say

In the middle of the scenic San Fernando Valley stood a 14,000-square-foot warehouse. And in this warehouse, cops say, was much weed. So much weed, in fact, that the operation allegedly churned out $3.7 million dollars with of street-value marijuana every two months, the Los Angeles Police Department announced in...…
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News, The Informer Skate Contest Honors Carlos Arellano, Killed in Echo Park For His Board

Skate Contest Honors Carlos Arellano, Killed in Echo Park For His Board

Twenty-two-year-old Carlos Arellano was reportedly walking with his girlfriend, skateboard under his arm, when he was approached by three suspects and ultimately stabbed and killed over the board. This on a busy night last month on Sunset Boulevard as many young patrons walked the streets between venues hosting the Echo...…
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News, The Informer The Top Bang-For-Your-Buck College in America Is Right Here in L.A.

The Top Bang-For-Your-Buck College in America Is Right Here in L.A.

This week Caltech, UCLA and USC ended up in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Colleges" ranking of national universities. Though it has its critics, the list is America's most widely read guide to the nation's most well-regarded schools. There's one other guide, however, that promises...…
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News, The Informer Iggy Azalea Is Pissed Off About Sex-Tape Reports

Iggy Azalea Is Pissed Off About Sex-Tape Reports

Vivid Entertainment, the nation's most-prominent adult video production company, today said someone has come forward with a purported Iggy Azalea sex tape. The Australian rapper who recently appeared at the Made in America festival in downtown L.A. has lashed out against the suggestion she made such a video. The "third...…
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News, The Informer You're Paying $2,500 a Year to Drive on L.A.'s Crappy Roads

You're Paying $2,500 a Year to Drive on L.A.'s Crappy Roads

L.A. has the worst roads in the nation, and they're an embarrassment. But, worse than that, if you drive a vehicle regularly, they take money directly out of your pocket. See also: America's Worst Roads Are in L.A. A new report from national transportation research group TRIP says that you pay...…
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News, The Informer Body Dump Haunts LAPD, But No Connection to Other Murdered Women Seen

Body Dump Haunts LAPD, But No Connection to Other Murdered Women Seen

Los Angeles police this week again asked for the public's help in identifying a woman whose remains were found at a recycling center in 2010. The right tip could earn $50,000 in reward money. "Based on how she was disposed, we do believe it was a homicide," Los Angeles Police...…
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News, The Informer California Is Not a Good Place to Have a Baby

California Is Not a Good Place to Have a Baby

Having a baby is hard enough these days. The costs of diapers and daycare can add up, not to mention a mother's astronomical physical pain and two solid years of never sleeping 8 hours. In California those given hardships are compounded by living in a state with one of the...…
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News, The Informer "Los Angeles Has Become the Epicenter of Narco-Dollar Money Laundering," Fed Says

"Los Angeles Has Become the Epicenter of Narco-Dollar Money Laundering," Fed Says

Federal raids on downtown Los Angeles Fashion District businesses and related bank accounts turned up a whopping $65 million, much of it in cash, that authorities say was drug money headed to the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, the U.S. Attorney's Office in L.A. announced today. The whopping seizure of...…
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News, The Informer L.A. Marijuana Delivery Could Benefit From Disappearing Pot Shops

L.A. Marijuana Delivery Could Benefit From Disappearing Pot Shops

L.A city voters last year decided to shut down a vast majority of the medical marijuana businesses in town, and the City Attorney's office says many of them have indeed closed their doors. But a new study by UCLA social welfare professor Bridget Freisthler suggests, at least, that shutting down pot...…
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