Fighting Parking Fines, Saving Big Words & Coaching Lives

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new budget plans to bring in more revenue by issuing more parking tickets. Two Angelenos are suing, saying the fines are unconstitutionally expensive. And McDonalds and other big companies and their franchisees are being sued for wage theft: not paying their employees all the wages they’ve earned. Life coaching seems like a flaky thing, but it has gone mainstream and become a $2 billion industry. In our weekly film roundup, we look at some new releases, including John Turturro’s attempt to depict an aging gigolo with Woody Allen and Transcendence, the new Johnny Depp movie. American logophiles were apoplectic this week when they heard that the College Board is dumbing down the vocab section of the SAT.

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