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Parking lot ‘brawl’ turns into demolition derby

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The holidays are a stressful time for all of us, but normally that angst translates into Black Friday fistfights, not vehicular assault. In Los Angeles, a fight over a parking spot went from a simple disagreement to bloody knuckles and eventually full-on carmageddon, as a pair of SUVs did their best to literally destroy each other.

Details about how the rapidly-escalating kerfuffle began are sparse, but witnesses told a local L.A. ABC affiliate that a stolen parking spot was the spark. Fists quickly began to fly, and at least one of the pair of woman drivers involved ended up absorbing a few haymakers while laying on the pavement.

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Mike Wehner

November 30th

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Police Search LAX After ‘Loud Noises’ Mistaken for Gunfire [Updated]

Los Angeles International Airport shut down all incoming traffic Sunday night while officers investigated reports of shots fired, KTLA reports. According to an LAPD spokesperson, investigators found no evidence of a shooting and determined the alleged gunfire was “loud noises.”

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Hudson Hongo

August 29th

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A Big LA Fire Isn’t Worse Because People Are Finally Preparing for the Worst

It had all the elements of a catastrophe: a truck hit an electrical pole in the bone-dry canyons outside LA, exploding a transformer. Winds were brisk with temperatures above 90 degrees. Despite that, the 500-acre blaze that looked particularly scary has only damaged three structures, reportedly because local residents had take the right precautions to protect themselves from wildfire.

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Alissa Walker

June 5th

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Is LA’s Blackout Scare Just a Conspiracy to Keep the City Running on Fossil Fuels?

Last week a report from a coalition of energy providers scared the hell out of Los Angeles, claiming the region would face blackouts due to its catastrophic four-month-long natural gas leak. But a loud and growing group of Southern California energy experts are calling bullshit, saying this is just a way to keep LA dependent on natural gas and other fossil fuels. Here’s the theory.

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Alissa Walker

April 14th

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After a High-Speed Chase in LA, Suspected Burglars Have Time to Pose for Selfies Before Cops Arrive

It’s not really how anyone expected one of LA’s most bizarre police chases to end.

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Alissa Walker

April 7th

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LA Will Face Blackouts This Summer Due to Its Gigantic Natural Gas Leak

Though the catastrophic natural gas leak outside of Los Angeles has been contained, the repercussions are still far from over, according to a new report. For weeks leaders of the region’s utility companies have been warning customers about potential disruptions to their energy service. Today, they’re telling Los Angeles to brace for blackouts this summer.

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Alissa Walker

April 5th

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Papasan Convertible Is LA’s New Laid-Back Approach to Fighting Traffic

Angelenos stuck in gridlock have high hopes for the opening of the Expo Line, which will bring rail transit to the western half of the city for the first time in 50 years. But stealing all the LA transportation headlines is another solution for improving the commute—a car made from a papasan chair.

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Alissa Walker

March 23rd

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This Terrifying Skyslide Just Won Observation Decks

With LA’s Wilshire Grand to be crowned as the new tallest building west of the Mississippi , you might expect the former tallest building west of the Mississippi to just sulk into oblivion. No way! The US Bank Tower is one-upping every observation deck on the planet with a soon-to-be-vomit-covered slide. ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.

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Alissa Walker

March 1st

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California’s Bullet Train Will Now Start In the Bay Area—Which Might Save It

Organizers for California’s high-speed train just announced that when their bullet train opens, it’ll start service out of the Bay Area, not Southern California like originally planned.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 18th

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The Big Problem With LA’s New Football Stadium

Who cares who won the Super Bowl yesterday—Los Angeles is getting a football team (again)! But luring the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles was perhaps the easy part of a much bigger challenge when it comes to the urban planning issues around the stadium itself.

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Alissa Walker

February 8th

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