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Trader Joe’s shoppers speak out about summer shooting

LOS ANGELES — Two hostages from last summer’s standoff at the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s said in interviews broadcasted Feb. 16 they thought they were in a mass shooting. “A hundred percent, I thought it was a mass shooting,” Arta Gjonbalaj said. “We’re all going to die.” Cory Page said he was “sort of like Read More…

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Homeless crisis and legal pot are top 2018 stories

Elected officials had a busy year in 2018, trying to solve the homeless crisis, dealing with the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and for many of them, running for re-election. Those were three of the top news stories over the past 12 months as reported by The Independent. Here is our annual look Read More…

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City attorney begins closing illegal cannabis shops

LOS ANGELES — City Attorney Mike Feuer has announced his office, in coordination with the Los Angeles Police Department, has filed 120 criminal cases against 515 defendants associated with 105 illegal commercial cannabis locations across the city. “Los Angeles voters wanted common-sense rules to regulate recreational marijuana so public safety is protected in our neighborhoods,” Read More…