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The City Council seems set to do everything in its power to keep the city of L.A. a Wal-Mart-free zone. Two council committees approved a new ordinance that will require big box retailers to pay for an economic analysis for any potential new store. Councilmember Ed Reyes expects Wal-Mart to sue the city in response to the legislation. [LAT]
Juan Catalan, the man who was exonerated by Larry David's stock footage, is suing the city for malicious prosecution. The man was falsely imprisoned for 5 months - LAist thinks he's got a case. [LAO]
Franklin Avenue has a nice post on Arnold's return trip to the Tonight Show. It's for the anniversary of Arnold's surprise candidacy announcement. Historians of the future will look upon that day as the moment when media stars began to formally replace politicians as government officers.
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.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.