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Nancy Pelosi and Consumer Watchdog Duke It Out Over Prop. 45

laweekly.com — Consumer Watchdog, the non-profit group behind Proposition 45, is firing back at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over her opposition to the measure. The proposition would give the state's insurance commissioner the power to reject excessive rate hikes for health insurance. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial...
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

Lefty vs. lefty: RT @GeneMaddaus Nancy Pelosi and Consumer Watchdog Duke It Out Over Prop. 45 laweekly.com/informer/2014/… … via @laweekly

Should You Thank Fracking For This Crazy, Sub-$3 Gas in L.A?

laweekly.com — Oh, Los Angeles, we know you love to hate fracking. But like a lot of controversial science, it has its upsides. The L.A. City Council has already said not in my backyard to fracking, largely because environmentalists fear that the process of pushing pressurized liquid into rock formations to squeeze...

The Fashions of Hello Kitty Con 2014

laweekly.com — The dream of Hello Kitty was alive at the opening night of Hello Kitty Con 2014. All the fashionable girls and boys donned their best ensembles for the VIP opening party. Guests were treated to live modeling of the Hello Kitty fashion on display at Lovely Kitty Wonder: A Hello Kitty Fashion Installation curated by Stephiee Nguyen of JapanLA Clothing.

Here's Where You Can Take Candy From the Rich on Halloween

laweekly.com — During this alleged recovery from the 2007-to-2009 Great Recession, economic gains in America have completely bypassed the middle class and below. In other words, the rich got richer, and the rest of us are still living recession-style. Nowhere is the growing gap between rich and poor greater than in the...
Oct 30, 2014

Here's Where You Can Take Candy From the Rich on Halloween laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Oct 30, 2014

Not very nice, admittedly, but here's where to go to get candy from L.A. rich folks tomorrow: laweekly.com/informer/2014/… pic.twitter.com/gMql7bAlFQ

Film Podcast: John Wick Restores Our Faith in Violent Movies

laweekly.com — On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we welcome Village Voice contributor and filmmaker Zachary Wigon, who tells us about his paranoid thriller The Heart Machine (iTunes).We also scoop out some time for John Wick, which helps restore our faith in violent movies, Horns, Nightcrawler (be sure to read our...

The L.A. Spots Where Your Favorite Horror Movies Were Filmed

laweekly.com — Springwood, Haddonfield, Santa Mira, and Cuesta Verde are just some of the bone-chilling movie neighborhoods found in Los Angeles. Being that some of our favorite tales of ghosts and ghouls, maniacs and monsters, were shot on incredibly tight budgets, practical locations were the only logical choices for some of our favorite horror filmmakers.
Oct 30, 2014

The L.A. Spots Where Your Favorite Horror Movies Were Filmed laweekly.com/slideshow/the-… via @laweekly

After Our Uber Exposé, Their PR Team Tried to Dupe Us

laweekly.com — Yesterday - barely 24 hours after we published a first-person essay critical of Uber - L.A. Weekly's editorial assistant was contacted by a stranger offering a first-person essay about how great Uber is. It was kind of strange. It was purportedly written by a former taxi driver named Cabdi Xuseen ("Confessions...
Oct 30, 2014

@laweekly puts Uber on blast: After Our Uber Exposé, Their PR Team Tried to Dupe Us laweekly.com/informer/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

"A former cab driver with his own PR handler? Curious." laweekly.com/informer/2014/… Uber fail.

Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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21 Days of Solitude Mandated For California Ebola Suspects

laweekly.com — If you've been to West Africa and had contact with a confirmed Ebola patient, you're probably in for 21 days of confinement under a new California Department of Public Health mandate. Yeah, the Golden State is the latest in the union to jump on the bandwagon of implementing Ebola-containment policies...
Oct 30, 2014

21 Days of Solitude Mandated For California Ebola Suspects laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

This Halloween, Beverly Hills Mom Rainbeau Mars Is Giving Out ... Live Worms

laweekly.com — Horror stories about apples with razor blades and anthrax-laced candy terrified trick-or-treaters in the 1980s and '90s. But this year, one Beverly Hills mom is purposely resurrecting the fear and paranoia surrounding trick-or-treating, with a modern spin. Rainbeau Mars (and yes, that's her real name, according to her publicist, who says...
Oct 30, 2014

So California, and so wrong: This Halloween, Beverly Hills Mom Rainbeau Mars Is Giving Out Live Worms laweekly.com/squidink/2014/… via @laweekly

Labor Union Titan Maria Elena Durazo Leaving L.A. County Fed

laweekly.com — Arguably the most powerful unelected official in Los Angeles - Maria Elena Durazo - is stepping down as head of the L.A. County Federation of Labor and taking a job as vice president for immigration, civil rights and diversity at UNITE HERE, a union for hotel, restaurant and casino workers.
Oct 30, 2014

Maria Elena Durazo, boss of both the Los Angeles City Council & the LA County Fed of Labor, quits. laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

laweekly.com — Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Friday, October 31 Queens of the Stone Age,The Kills THE FORUM The lineup of amusements and distractions assembled by Queens of the Stone Age for their li'l Halloween party at the Forum is "so scary, you'll soil your psychological jeans,"...
Oct 30, 2014

Best concerts to see in LA this weekend. Call a friend, get off your &!?%$! and go. laweekly.com/westcoastsound… pic.twitter.com/JsNTID047e

California Small Business Pays Top Dollar, But Our Taxes Are Almost the Worst

laweekly.com — It's no wonder that people from across the land and around the world still come to California seeking virtual gold. It's still the state with some of America's greatest potential salaries, at least when it comes to small-business employment. So says personal finance site NerdWallet, which this week revealed the...
Oct 29, 2014

California Small Business Pays Top Dollar, But Our Taxes Are Almost the Worst laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Oct 29, 2014

California Small Business Pays Top Dollar, But Our Taxes Are Almost the Worst laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

In Horns, Daniel Radcliffe Might Be Satan

laweekly.com — Alexandre Aja's Horns is the rare YA-ish romance that doesn't make like a guidance counselor and force the characters to shake hands and forgive. It's a biblically tinged, eye-for-an-eye vengeance thriller about an emo boyfriend named Ig (Daniel Radcliffe) whose childhood sweetheart Merrin (Juno Temple) has been murdered underneath the...

$52,000 Was Stolen From a Man's Checking Account, And Wells Fargo Refuses to Pay

laweekly.com — Vladimir Nesterenko left the Ukraine 28 years ago following the Chernobyl disaster, one of the worst nuclear power plant failures in history. The 1986 explosion and fire flung radioactive particles into the sky and across the western USSR and Europe, causing cancers and deformities that are still emerging today. Nesterenko...
Oct 30, 2014

Outrageous: $52,000 was stolen from his checking account, but Wells Fargo refuses to pay laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweekly

Your Weekly Movie To-Do List: Mulholland Drive, Antonioni and Stanwyck

laweekly.com — Friday, Oct. 31 If you're averse to traditional horror films but still want to spend Halloween at the movies, try Old Town Music Hall's 8:15 p.m. screening of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The legendary comedy duo encounter a trifecta of classic Universal monsters (Frankenstein, the Wolfman and Dracula) to produce...
Oct 29, 2014

RT @slowbeard: Playing in L.A. this week: Mulholland Drive, Baby Face(!), & a Blow-Up screening introduced by @KarinaLongworth: http://t.co…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @slowbeard: Playing in L.A. this week: Mulholland Drive, Baby Face(!), & a Blow-Up screening introduced by @KarinaLongworth: http://t.co…

Embattled SeaWorld Appears to be Skipping the Rose Parade This Year

laweekly.com — SeaWorld's stock prices and attendance numbers have deflated, apparently, as a result of criticism from the PETA-promoted Shamu documentary Blackfish. The park in summer announced the expansion of its orca whale captivity pools, a move widely believed to be a response to the criticism. Now PETA is gloating again because...
Oct 29, 2014

Embattled SeaWorld Appears to be Skipping the Rose Parade This Year @peta laweekly.com/informer/2014/…

Oct 29, 2014

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U.S. News & World Report Says UCLA Is a Top 10 Global University

laweekly.com — UCLA is one of the top 10 universities on the planet. If you think you've read that here before, you're right. See also: UCLA a Top 8 University, According To Times Higher Education World Ranking But this isn't a case of déjà vu. It seems more like a case of U.S...
Oct 29, 2014

U.S. News & World Report Says UCLA Is a Top 10 Global University laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Art-Rap Legend Busdriver Gets Racially Profiled in the Grand Canyon State

laweekly.com — Several hours after they crossed the Arizona border, the nauseating flash of lights and sirens forced their rented car to the roadside. The Pillsbury-faced cop commanded the driver to step outside the vehicle. The charge: exceeding the speed limit by three miles an hour. "I repeatedly apologized and told him...
Oct 30, 2014

Art-Rap Legend Busdriver Got Racially Profiled in Arizona laweekly.com/westcoastsound… via @laweeklymusic

Liberal Cities Like L.A. Face Much Higher Housing Prices

laweekly.com — The Democrat-Republican divide often comes down to the difference in how we believe America can best prosper. Democrats say the collective power of the people can protect the financial interests of the everyday worker. Republicans often argue that freedom from government fosters economic well-being. It turns out the Democrat way...
Oct 29, 2014

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