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10:13 AM PST on January 30, 2023

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— Carla Green offers critical tools for fighting your "shady landlord." The guide covers resources you need to uncover your landlord's past treacheries, including easy ways to check if your building should have rent-control protections and how to research their past legal cases. [L.A. Public Press]

Venice: Demonstrators reportedly blocked traffic at Lincoln and Venice Boulevard on Sunday to protest the police killing of Keenan Anderson, who died of cardiac arrest a few hours after being restrained and shocked with a stun gun by officers at that location following a traffic collision. “While Keenan Anderson was being electrocuted by the LAPD, traffic just drove by as if his life did not matter... Now, everyone is going to stop. Everyone is stopping since we’re here,” said Rev. Mark Chase of Pasadena's All Saints Church. [KTLA]

Beverly Crest: Three women were shot and killed around 2:30 am on Saturday in a parked car outside of a short-term rental property in L.A.'s Beverly Crest neighborhood, north of Beverly Hills. Four other individuals outside of the vehicle were also wounded by gunfire. The unidentified shooter or shooters remains at large. [ABC]

—Chile's 16-year-old rapper MC Millaray uses her music and performances to fight for the rights of the country's indigenous Mapuche. "Above all, she calls for the return of Mapuche ancestral lands, known as Wallmapu, which stretch from Chile’s Pacific seaboard and over the Andes to Argentina’s Atlantic coast." [NYT]

—Lisa Loring, the actress who portrayed Wednesday Adams in the original televised version of the Adams Family, died at 64 in Burbank from complications from a stroke caused by high blood pressure. [THR]

—When L.A.'s most notorious gangster, Mickey Cohen, walked out of the hospital after taking two slugs to the shoulder in 1949, he went to a local Cadillac dealer to get a custom car that could stop a .38-cal armor-piercing shell. But Cohen never had a chance to put it to the test. [Hagerty]

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