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April 2016 Archives

Los Angeles City Hall lit purple in homage to Prince's death

Renowned musician and artist Prince died at 57 on Thursday, proving that the year 2016 is shaping up to be the leading cause of death in music icons. His death marks the latest of quite a few losses so far this year; including David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Maurice White, Glen Frey, and Natalie Cole (who died on 12/31/15 - just on the horizon of 2016).

ESPN's Curt Schilling fired for discriminatory Facebook post

ESPN fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling on Wednesday due to a controversial Facebook post. Schilling shared a Facebook meme featuring a man in a wig and tight outfit and wrote below "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves." The post was in reference to the transgender community and equal access to public restrooms, a social issue recently pushed to the news' forefront as a result of newly crafted legislation.

City of Torrance to pay $900,000 to son of a man killed by Torrance Police

The City of Torrance must pay $900,000 to the son of a man killed by Torrance Police in 2013, as ruled by a federal jury. Torrance Police shot Asa James Dolak on December 26, 2013 at Madrona Middle School. Following a verbal domestic dispute on Christmas Day, Dolak set his ex-girlfriend's apartment on fire, with his son inside, and then set fire to his mother's home.

Can You Ignore LAPD's Automated Photo Red Light Tickets?

When red light cameras appeared on the traffic scene in Los Angeles several years ago, drivers across the county inwardly groaned. The cameras photograph vehicles that enter an intersection against the red light, and typically issue a ticket. In California, a red light ticket can run upwards of $300. However, recent reports claim that red light tickets issued in Los Angeles County can be ignored with no consequence - is this true?

Federal class-action lawsuit filed against Bay Boys "surfer gang"

The notoriously territorial and aggressive group of surfers that dominate Lunada Bay known as the Bay Boys came under fire this week when two surfers filed a federal class-action lawsuit against them. The suit argues that the Bay Boys are a criminal street gang, and seeks a gang injunction based on grounds that the group is known to "confront, threaten to kill, assault, vandalize property, extort, and bring harm to other persons" and that they "uses the unpermitted Rock Fort [a seating area purportedly constructed and maintained by the Bay Boys in Lunada Bay] to conduct criminal activity."