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Behind the Wall of Sound - Turns out legendary record producer Phil Spector has been quietly filing civil suits as he awaits trial for murder. The civil suits, which include a suit and countersuit with his former assistant, can proceed before the murder trial, a judge has just ruled. The best part: in court documents, the assistant says Spector is visited by only handful of people. One of the chosen few? A wigmaker.

when laundry kills 28-year-old Rodolfo Gutierrez was shot and killed in a laundry room in a Tujunga apartment building yesterday.

from laundry to deep freeze After a report on overcrowding that showed bodies crammed into hallways, the LA County Coroner's Office has announced it's acquired a refridgerated container to expand capacity.

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the kimchi cure The most e-mailed story at the LA Times is on the possible health benefits of the Korean dish kimchi, a spicy fermented cabbage. But you know what kimchi is — you have a bunch every time you feel a cold coming on.