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Match.com Tightens Background Checks After Alleged Sexual Assault
After a Los Angeles woman reported that she was raped by a man she met on Match.com, the colossal dating website has agreed to institute new screening policies for potential users.
The LA Times reports that the site will now begin cross-checking users against a national sex-offender registry, despite previous concerns that such a policy would not be foolproof and may provide a false sense of security. The woman involved, listed only as "Jane Doe" in a lawsuit against the site, is described as Ivy League educated and employed in film and television. She was on a second date with Alan Paul Wurtzel, her alleged attacker, at Urth Cafe in West Hollywood when he followed her home and forced himself on her. She later discovered that he had been previously convicted of sexual battery.
In a statement, she noted that she believed herself to be cautious about potential suitors that she met on the internet: "This horrific ordeal completely blindsided me because I had considered myself savvy about online dating safety," she said.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.