LA Closes Clinic Catering To Porn Industry
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Hello Kitty Hooks Generations On Cute, Kitsch
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Imagine A Saturday Without Mail
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Revolutionary Mural To Return To L.A. After 80 Years
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Legalized Pot's Unlikely Supporters: Moms And Cops
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Jars full of medical marijuana are seen at Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles in May. As of the end of September, the dispensary was still open. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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How Many L.A. Pot Clinics Will Survive Crackdown?
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Carlos Gardel: Argentina's Tango Maestro
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Zapping Inmates To Control Them: Harmless Or Torture?
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Treme Brass Band: Living And Breathing New Orleans
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Administrator Takes Over $20 Billion BP Fund
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LAPD To Sort Out Discovered Infant Skeletons
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Marcia Muller's long-running Sharon McCone mystery series is set in San Francisco and follows Detective Sharon McCone as she helps clean the city up -- one murderer at a time. shakestercody/Flickr hide caption

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Sharon McCone: P.I. On The Pier Of San Francisco Bay
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Last month, former adult film star Diana Grandmason and officials from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced a lawsuit against Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, or AIM, a Los Angeles-area HIV testing clinic funded by and serving the adult film industry. Grandmason and another former adult film actress, Bess Garren — who is also her daughter — are suing because they say the release forms actors are required to sign at the clinic are too broad. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Mom-Daughter Porn Actresses Want Medical Privacy
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Real-life "Madonnas" of Echo Park: Sixteen-year-olds (from left) Ana Rivas, Michelle De Leon, Brenda Marones and Yesenia Pum pose at a neighborhood grocery store on Sunset Boulevard. They are all participants in the writing group 826LA. Mandalit Del Barco/NPR hide caption

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'The Madonnas Of Echo Park': Residents, Reinvented
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