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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ February 13th, 2007


Villaraigosa Bestows WiFi
LAist clues us in to the big local internet story of the year so far- LA will have the country's largest free WiFi Network.

Mayor Shouted Down at Event
More Mayor news: InfoShop reports that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, appearing at the Los Angeles City Hall’s lawn for a Black History month awards ceremony was shouted down for the second time in recent weeks by protesters from the Los Angeles Community Action Network, LACAN. The shouting of “No justice no peace; stop racist police,” rang out and prevented Villaraigosa from being heard for a while, at which point he resumed speaking.

Claim: Inglewood Cops Get Free Sex at Massage Parlors
As part of a crackdown on human trafficking in Asian women sent to work at massage parlors in the Los Angeles area, Inglewood started busting up the happy ending palaces in that city. The FBI claims that instead of shutting them down, at least 6 cops traded silence for sexual favors. The Feds say they've got detailed ledgers from the houses' madams to prove it.

Sidewalk Gardens Take Over Korea Town
Not really, just wanted to share these nice pix of a little sidewalk garden in K-town shot by's Annika Barranit.

Photo by Scott Lowe

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