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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Jeffrey Jones, known for his role as Dean Edward R. Rooney in the 1980s comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off was charged today with a felony count for not updating his sex offender status, according to NBC News.

Jones, 63, was arrested on June 23 on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender. He later posted $20,000 bail.

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Echo Park residents showed up in force at a neighborhood meeting to oppose a proposed development that many locals fear would eliminate the historical character of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

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View photos from the mega-rave in the "Electric Daisy Carnival: 60 Most Memorable Moments" slideshow and "Electric Daisy Carnival: The greatest show on earth?" slideshow.

The president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has temporarily banned raves at the venue following the death of a 15-year-old who had attended the massive Electric Daisy Carnival there over the weekend.

In a Wednesday letter obtained by the Weekly, commission president Barry A. Sanders responded to county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's request for a temporary ban on raves at the historic venue: "I, as president, will instruct management to observe such a moratorium in the period between now and our meeting" in July, at which a longer ban will be discussed. Of course ...

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View photos from the mega-rave in the "Electric Daisy Carnival: 60 Most Memorable Moments" slideshow and "Electric Daisy Carnival: The greatest show on earth?" slideshow.

[Post updated on July 15, after the jump].

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Video of a crush of gatecrashers Saturday at the controversial Electric Daisy Carnival rave in Exposition Park depicts the event getting out of hand, at least two injuries, and staffers who appear to be overwhelmed.(See the video after the jump).

A 15-year-old who attended the Los Angeles event died at a hospital Tuesday in what doctors believe was suspected drug intoxication, although an autopsy had yet to be completed. Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on Wednesday called for a temporary ban on raves at county-run facilities, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also questioned whether such events should be held at government-run facilities such as the Memorial Coliseum, where EDC was held.

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A new report from from the Trust for America's Health confirms it: We're not as unhealthy as the rest of really unhealthy America. Sure, we're pretty unhealthy, but for now let's take in the good news and celebrate with a Double Down.

California is America's 41st fattest state, sitting in the second tier amongst Utah, Montana and some states in the Northeast. Colorado is the fittest, which is not surprising to anyone with friends from there -- they're always hiking a mountain with a kayak strapped to their back while pregnant. Most of the fat states lost the Civil War.

This data actually matters a great deal to state budget writers, and there's public policies we can enact to improve the situation.

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The solution to Los Angeles traffic congestion: flying cars.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved plans to move ahead with developing a highway-worthy airplane, according to CNN. The aircraft, called "The Transition", was created by Massachusetts-based company, Terrafugia. It is a car/plane hybrid designed to drive on public roadways and park in a standard garage.

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A boutique called Tough as Nails is suing the starlet/train wreck Lindsay Lohan for $17,000, alleging she bought clothes, jewelry and accessories and said her business manager would settle up, but the cash never arrived, according to the suit.

In March Lohan had to wait in line at a club -- the horror! -- and promptly said she was considering moving to New York City. Given that store owners around here sometimes expect to get paid in addition to the whole waiting-in-line thing, perhaps it's understandable she'd want to go East, though there's no reason to expect New Yorkers won't be totally merciless with her. They can be that way there.

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Black Eyed Peas Rapper Will.i.am used his iPad's built-in tracking system to locate $10,000 worth of belongings (including his new iPad) stolen from his Bentley last week.

According to KTLA News, Will used the tracking system to locate the thief's location and forwarded the information to the police. The suspect is still on the run, but the police was able to find some of the stolen goods and return them to the rapper.

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Nine hundred clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have threatened to strike unless companies make concessions. Though no walkout date has been set, the union voted unanimously on Tuesday night after shipping companies failed to reach an agreement before the July 1 contract expiration date. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the union and a collation of international shipping companies have been meeting in an attempt agree on contract terms since April 19.

According to John Fageaux, president of the Office Clerical Unit of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's Local 63, workers are looking to prevent employers from outsouring jobs.

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View photos from the mega-rave in the "Electric Daisy Carnival: 60 Most Memorable Moments" slideshow and "Electric Daisy Carnival: The greatest show on earth?" slideshow.

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Following the death of a 15-year old girl at a weekend rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky called for a temporary ban on raves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and other facilities overseen by the county.

Yaroslavsky is calling for his proposal to be placed on the agenda for an upcoming meeting of the commission intended to review all criteria required for organizers using the venue.

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