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LA County pays $1.7 million to settle jail suicide lawsuit

The lawsuit by Eric Loberg's daughers alleged that Twin Towers staff failed to properly assess his mental condition or the degree to which he was a suicide risk. Loberg had been diagnosed as schizophrenic, and his condition was severe enough that he had been placed under the conservatorship of the L.A. County Public Guardian.

 

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Meltdown Comics & Collectibles

What it is:
If the success of numerous superhero blockbusters is any indication, this could very well be the golden age for Meltdown Comics & Collectibles in West Hollywood. The shop has an incredible variety of comic books, graphic novels, zines, toys, figurines and gifts for the nerd you love.
Why it's cool:
Unlike some specialty shops, Meltdown has a legacy of meeting customers where they are. In other words, even someone looking to buy their first comic is welcome.
You should know:
In addition to the selection of comics and collectibles, Meltdown hosts a variety of live events (screenings, stand-up, podcast tapings, talks, etc.) almost every day of the week. Check their site to find one that suits you.