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AM news: a stack of shorts
the good news - The Valley's Orange Line bus is a big hit: after just 7 months, it carries 22,000 passengers a day. It wasn't expected to reach those levels for another 14+ years.
the good news pt 2 - Crime is down! Murder is down 10.8% citywide, overall crime down by 11%. Chief Bratton is smiling.
the bad news - South LA accounts for 43% of all the homicides in the city — while only being home to 13% of the city's population.
the bad news, pt 2 - Officer Kristini Ripatti, who was shot in the chest by a suspect whose bullet snaked through the armhole of her bulletproof vest, is paralyzed. Doctors do not predict a full recovery.
congrats - Yesterday was graduation day for students at CalTech and the Los Angeles Police Academy Magnet schools.
see a blogger - Today outgoing LAist editor Carolyn has a yard sale in advance of her move to Pittsburgh. See the vintage furniture and fun detrius that won't make the trip — and the blogger who will — at Berendo & 1st in Koreatown.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
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