- Belkin Admits Plug n Pay Scheme The Compton-based electronics firm apologizes for ads offering jobs to writers to place positive "reviews" on retail Web sites.
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- Ledger Coke Vid Suit "Resolved" The Joker gets the last laugh as a lawyer announced the end of a messy lawsuit involving a paparazzi video showing the late Heath Ledger using cocaine. Terms for the settlement were not revealed.
- Nursing Home Fined for Ventilator Death Associated Press reports San Dimas' Casa Bonita Convalescent Hospital has been slapped with a $121,000 fine by the California Department of Public Health. Casa Bonita says it will appeal the fine relating to the death of a 90-year-old patient who was allegedly removed from a ventilator by mistake.
- Altadena Ponzi Woman Pleads Guilty Jeanetta M. Standefor asked for a second chance after pleading guilty to defrauding African American investors in a $17.8 million Ponzi racket. Instead, a judge gave her 12 years in federal prison.
Snark Takes a Holiday The L.A. Times found a normally cynical city giddy with wonder on Inauguration Day.