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  • You think your college is a drag? Check out LA Snark's findings on the 10 Least Happy Schools in America. One school on the outskirts of LA made the list. Hint: coolest hangouts there include "a great rec center" and the student commons.
  • Dr. Kevin Brown has pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of sexually abusing patients, including an undercover police officer and a 15-year-old. Whatever happened to good 'ol fashioned fessing up? Sorry Doctor, looks like your leader of Bermudan government father can't get you out of this, or the $4 million bail.
  • Are you stoked on sacred geometry, transformative entertainment, and happen to be looking for a CHEAP apartment in Venice? Curbed LAhas just the thing for you.
  • Cypress Park commuters who saw major delays this morning when the I-5 was closed after a gas spill, can breathe easier now because it has been cleaned up. Traffic can go back to normal congestion.
  • Adamant privacy advocate, Robert Arkow, refused to sign his monthly Metrolink pass because of his brush with identity theft, and now he's facing battery charges against the Metro conductor. Arkow, who enjoys a good verbal fight, isn't backing down that in his 10 years riding Metro, he never signed his ticket. This isn't Arkow's first battle with Metrolink, two years ago he didn't sign his ticket but Metro later sent him a letter waiving a penalty fee.
  • Sigler Park dwellers, be on the lookout for a skinny Latino man in his early 20's. He's attempted to kidnap at least two women walking alone at night. Use the buddy system when you walk at night, everyone!
  • New Years Eve 2006, Laguna Hills resident Gabriel Celli is hugging his mother in front of his apartment building when he is ambushed, tackled, and beaten by Police. Was there motive for the force used by Police? Watch the video and judge for yourself.