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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ March 20th, 2007

11:21 AM PDT on March 20, 2007


Kody "Monster" Scott Caught by Police

We're a little late on this story, but alleged Eight-Tray Crip Monster Scott, who literally wrote the book on thug life, was arrested earlier this month in Los Angeles. Scott says he has converted to Islam and renounced violence and the life he made famous in the book Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, but the police don't believe him. The book, which is a great read, is being made into a movie by Antoine Fuqua. Police Chief Bill Bratton said of the arrest "I didn't like his book, and I didn't like him. Now we got to put him back behind bars again."

Cable TV Watchdog: Time Warner Cable Sux
The LA Times reports: A top Los Angeles cable TV watchdog on Monday called the merger of pay TV and Internet systems in the city a "near failure" for subscribers and asked Time Warner Cable Inc. to explain what went wrong, how it would fix the problems and how soon.

Undercover Lobsters Bust Poachers

Using a crack team of lobsters, some of whom donated their lives for the cause, local cops have busted poachers who were illegally trapping the crustaceans in Santa Monica Bay. The suspects were members of the 246 person group allowed to trap lobsters in the LA area, but they were setting their traps in off-limits areas.

Gigantic Jet Invades Los Angeles
The new Airbus Mega Jet is supposed to have a bar, workout center, and over 20 rides and coasters, or something like that. In any case, the only local media to really nail the story was LAObserved and their crack reporter Jacob Soboroff, who was on the scene with a video camera and some enthusiasm.

Perez Hilton: LA Fashion Week Sucks... and Not in a Good Way
LA's #1 blogging boy says the week is lame, and Tara Reid sucks too. He reports, you decide.

Photo from our man Larsz via Flickr.

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