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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ January 16, 2007

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Obituary, Atheist and Repulsion Confirmed for L.A. Murderfest
Not sure exactly what that means, but it's got to be the headline of the day.

Cops Want Moratorium on Weed Stores
The LA Times says: "Concerned by a 2,350% increase in the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles in a one-year period, Police Chief William J. Bratton is calling for a moratorium on new facilities until strict rules can be adopted governing them."

Mariachi Hotel Saved
The Mariachis of the Boyle Hotel are signing sweet songs today, after a community group purchased the hotel where many of them live, saving it from becoming condos etc. The property needs a lot of work but the group hopes to raise money to both improve the conditions and solidify the status of the hotel as a musical landmark.

LA Loves Bananas?
Blogging.la has the scoop on the NY Times assertion that LaLa Land is goo-goo over banana cream pies. Are banana cream pies part of the LA taco lifestyle? Wethinks not but who knows? Perhaps we're just out of it.

LA RnB Singer Suave Proclaims Innocence From Behind Bars
Waymond Anderson says he can now prove he is innocent of 1993 slaying. He's currently serving a life sentence in the pen.

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