Photo: Trisha Michael has a tattoo on her chest of a her twin sister Kisha, who was fatally shot by Inglewood police last year. Her shirt says, "Rest in paradise, sis." (Photo by Amy Ta)
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An LA Times investigation has found that Dr. Carmen Puliafito, former Dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine, did meth and other drugs with a prostitute in local hotels. He documented it on video. Meanwhile, he was raising hundreds of millions of dollars for USC and seeing patients.
It’s Made in America Week, according to the White House. But not for Ivanka Trump’s business. All the clothes, shoes and accessories are made overseas in poor countries like Bangladesh and Indonesia.
The commingling of the Trump family businesses with government interests has led the head of the federal ethics department to call the U.S. “close to a laughingstock.” We talk about the afterlife of campaign money and what it can be used for. Also, the California bar exam just got easier thanks to the State Supreme Court.
Trisha Michael’s twin sister, Kisha, was shot and killed by Inglewood Police more than a year ago. Kisha and her friend were in a car at 3 am, possibly sleeping. They were killed in a hail of gunfire. The five officers involved are no longer on the force. But Trisha says she doesn’t know much more about the case, and is still pressing for answers. The Michael family has filed a lawsuit against the City of Inglewood.
Trisha Michael has a tattoo on her chest of a her twin sister Kisha, who was fatally shot
by Inglewood police last year. Her shirt says, "Rest in paradise, sis." (Photo by Amy Ta)
Zombie horror flick master, George Romero, died Sunday of lung cancer. His films captivated audiences. Romero was also a trailblazer when it came to casting non-white actors. He died yesterday of lung cancer.
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