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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ February 27th, 2007

2:35 PM PST on February 27, 2007

Babydol Gibson

Madam's Trick Book Reveals Clients
Of all the famous LA names in Babydol Gibson's little black book, only one had the cojones to step up and be counted-- our main man Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols and more recently FM 103.1. The music man, unlike Tommy Lasorda and Bruce Willis said: "It's possible I crossed paths with her back then. She was a madam, but if I remember right, she wanted to be a singer in a band." Jones' subtle implications is that he might have gotten his services for free because of his music pull, while giving himself enough wriggle room to get out of it completely. Everyone else named in the book is threatening to sue, although thus far there have been no credible reasons as to why their names and cel numbers would be in the madam's black book. Babydol ran one of the city's highest-end prosty rings with the perfect name of "California Dreamin'", with featured ladies including Penthouse and Playboy models and porn stars. Other names mentioned in the book include Robert Horry, Ben Affleck, and Sly Stallone.

Disney Sues to Prevent Undesirables From Moving In
It's just 225 units low-income housing units out of a proposed 1500, but the big Mouse is saying "Go Away". Concerned that low-income types could damage the look and feel of the neighborhood around their Anaheim park, Disney is going to court to prevent people they say would be "out of place" in the tourism-choked district. It's the first time Disney has ever sued the city of Anaheim.

Student Tags Bus As Villaraigosa Rides
fficials say a high school student scribbled graffiti on a bus that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other dignitaries were riding while promoting a school safety plan. Witnesses say the boy tagged the rear exit of the bus with a marker as the officials rode around a South Los Angeles school to showcase efforts to improve student safety in the gang-plagued neighborhood.

Downtown News Development Map
Cool map released by Downtown News which shows all the development projects in downtown-- 162 in all. via Curbed LA.

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