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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ January 29, 2007

MTA by San Pedro Glue Stick

Court Proposed by MTA
The bus-wielding overlords of the MTA want a new weapon to deal with scofflaws-- their own court system. Currently, the MTA collects less then $1m from those who get onboard without a ticket, a number they feel is far too low, as the vast majority get bounced and never pay their fine or show up to court. How do our friends at the Bus Rider's Union feel about this? We'll let you know as soon as we hear back from them.

Black Panthers Popped for 70's Murder
Two local men are among 7 arrested in connection with the killing of a SF police officer in 1971. 36 years ago, members of the Black Liberation Army, an offshoot of the Panthers, stormed a police station, guns blazing. Sgt. John V. Young took a shotgun blast to the chest and died of his injuries. The men have lived normal lives ever since, holding jobs and starting families. Two of the accused live near each other in Altadena.

Covina Latest PD to Use MySpace to Catch Graffiti Writers
Three teenage boys in California were arrested for spray-painting a wall after authorities found pictures of the graffiti on the social networking website This is why we don't post the address of the best pieces we find anymore...

$50k Reward For Info on Top Doc's Murder
Antelope Valley's Esfandiar "Steve" Kadivar was murdered while tending to his livestock on his farm in the AV. Cops are offering rewards for information and for what they call "rare evidence". $250,000 in rare Persian coins were stolen from Kadivar's house, as well as a few rifles.

Aged Mother Scams Doctor to Get Pregnant
An LA fertility clinic is saying they were lied to by the world's oldest mom. In an interview with a British newspaper, 67-year-old Carmela Bousada says she told the Pacific Fertility Center she was 55. That's the clinic's cut-off age for treating single women. Bousada was 66 at the time but says the clinic didn't ask for any identification.

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