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This L.A. Man Is Drinking 10 Cans of Coke a Day For a Month

beta.laweekly.com — For the past month, George Prior has been drinking ten cans of Coca Cola every day, all to prove a point that 50 percent of all Americans ingest that same amount of sugar every day. If you're doing the math, that equates to nearly a half-pound of sugar entering your body on the daily.

Diplo Will Be an Uber Driver This Afternoon

laweekly.com — After you read L.A. Weekly's "Confessions of an Uber Driver" story, exposing the ethically questionable economic model of the ridesharing service, you might have found yourself thinking twice about using Uber instead of a good old-fashioned taxi service. Well, now Uber has an answer to that: How would you like...

Weekend DUI Crackdown Targets Hollywood

laweekly.com — Here's a story you don't want to tell your family at the Thanksgiving dinner table: You got busted for drunk driving. The Los Angeles Police Department actually wants you to avoid that embarrassment. To that end, it's warning you about where and when its officers will be looking for DUI...

Inside the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

video.laweekly.com — When L.A. Weekly was allowed to take its video camera inside the one-of-a-kind gay wing of Los Angeles Men's Central Jail, the first comment the videographer heard was "I love her shoes." Then an impromptu fashion show broke out as gay men and transgender women romped between metal bunk beds showing off their hand-sewn mini-dresses and shabby chic jail couture fashioned from sheets and prison blues.

Porn's California Condom Rules Could Arrive Soon

laweekly.com — Even though efforts to legislate mandatory condom use in California porn have failed repeatedly in recent years, that hasn't stopped the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) from making rules of its own. See also: Porn's Condom Law Goes Down The problem, as the L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation sees it,...
Nov 21, 2014

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Vegans, Here's Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner in L.A.

laweekly.com — Sorry to be all vegan activist-y, but if you eat turkey on Thanksgiving, you're an asshole. Seriously, why would anyone want to participate in what some estimate to be the slaughter of approximately 45 million birds when there are so many delicious alternatives that didn't used to be alive? Besides,...

The Good News Is That More Homes Are on the Market in L.A.

laweekly.com — L.A. is one of the most expensive cities in America when it comes to paying rent or buying a house. But the folks at real estate website Zillow have at least a little good news for us today. They say L.A.'s relatively low number of homes for sale is on...
Nov 21, 2014

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L.A. Will Have the Worst Traffic in America for Thanksgiving Travel

laweekly.com — L.A. has the worst traffic in America anytime of the year, rain or shine. So it should come as no surprise that the folks at traffic app firm Inrix have concluded that "Los Angeles tops the list of the country's most congested cities this Thanksgiving season," according to a statement...
Nov 21, 2014

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UC Tuition Could Surpass $15,000 a Year

laweekly.com — In 1960 the California legislature essentially approved then Gov. Pat Brown's Master Plan for higher education, which included the tenet that a world class education should be accessible for all California's children who show promise. The University of California system has lived up to its calling as a destination for...
Nov 21, 2014

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Want to Go Back in Time and Fly First Class in a Pan Am 747? Now You Can

laweekly.com — On Saturday, for the first time in decades, Rick Collins put on his Pan Am captain's uniform with four gold epaulettes on the shoulders and boarded one of his airline's Boeing 747s. The jacket was a bit snug but Collins hardly minded, given the evening's nostalgia factor. Collins met his...
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 20, 2014

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