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Crime & Justice

OJ Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

Simpson's chances of winning release were considered good, given similar cases and his behavior behind bars. His defenders argued, too, that his sentence was out of proportion to the crime and he was being punished for the two murders he was acquitted of during his 1995 "Trial of the Century" in Los Angeles.

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Environment & Science

No more feeding the wild burros in Riverside County

A new law takes effect Thursday imposing a fine of up to $500 for feeding the animals. The animals' ranks have swelled into the hundreds, and as more people have been feeding them, they're losing their instinctual fear of humans, which has led to a rise in the number of burros injured or killed by cars.

 

 

 

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SoCal, What's Good?

The Triforium

What it is:
Designed by artist Joseph Young, the Triforium was initially supposedto be a "polyphonoptic" sculpture. Young wanted to use motion sensors and a computer system to translate the motions of passers by into psychedelic patterns of light, sound, and music.
Why it's cool:
The computer system never worked quite right, but it’s still a unique work of overlooked public art in downtown LA.
You should know:
Parking downtown can be tough. But taking the Red or Purple Line to Grand Park Station will put you within walking distance (about four blocks). Get directions.