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September 2017 Archives

Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, the legend behind the massive Playboy empire, died this week at 91. Hefner, or "Hef," was known for creating Playboy magazine, first published in 1953.

Earthquake Brings Disaster to Mexico

A 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico earlier this week, leaving over 200 dead and leaving millions without power. The country is still recovering from an 8.1 quake that occurred earlier this month off Mexico's southern coast; killing 61 people. The newest quake happened on the 32nd anniversary of a huge earthquake that killed almost 10,000 people in Mexico City in 1985.

Pieology Apologizes for Employee's Anti-Police Message on Officer's Receipt

Pieology, a pizza chain with a location in Torrance, donated over a dozen pizzas and met with Torrance police officers earlier this week in apology for an earlier incident. The week before, a Pieology employee left an obscene message on a police officer's receipt.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Sexually Assaulting Two Inmates

Giancarlo Scotti, a deputy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and a San Pedro resident, was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of two counts of rape under color of authority and oral copulation under color of authority. His arrest followed just hours after female inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood filed a complaint and a subsequent investigation showed two alleged victims.

Monkey Selfie Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

A lawsuit brought on behalf of a monkey known as "Naruto" by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in 2015 settled out of court earlier this week. Part of the settlement requires photographer David Slater to donate 25% of proceeds from sales or use of Naruto's "selfie" that gave rise to the conflict to charities that protect Naruto's species - crested macaques.

Hurricane Irma Headed for Florida

Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm, is expected to hit Florida late Saturday with enough force to tear down trees and powerlines and rip roofs off buildings. Irma has already caused excessive damage in the Caribbean, where more than 20 people have died as a result of the storm. The National Hurricane Center reported 150 mph winds and the risk of "life-threatening innudation" in the Florida Keys.