Plea deal reached in 2001 Boyle Heights bar murder; kitty baby boom overwhelming animal shelters; tow trucks companies put the brakes on moving homeless RVs

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  • The Los Angeles County District Attorney has reached a plea agreement with a man in connection with the December 2001 murder of a Boyle Heights bar owner who was stabbed more than 100 times.  Investigators working on unsolved murder cases used DNA evidence from a pair of gloves to link Hugo Lara to the slaying of Alfredo Trevino of the former La Cita bar on Whittier Boulevard. Lara, who is currently in prison on a separate robbery conviction, is expected to be sentenced to 22 years under the plea agreement.   LAPD
  • A kitty baby boom finds many city shelters running out of room to house the kittens. The North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights, for example,  is housing 50 kittens. Officials are asking residents to foster the kittens until they are old enough to be adopted. Daily News
  • The city is facing delays in removing RVs and campers occupied by homeless people from public streets after two towing companies declined to renew contracts with the city. The companies said their workers faced unsanitary conditions towing the vehicles and they could not make any money under the agreement with the city. Daily News

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  1. For the same reason LA will always have things that are declared illegal but not enforced (gas leaf blowers, sidewalk tacos etc.) they are all attached to an empty bag. The people with checkbooks will still get the chicken sh** tickets for going 31 in a 25 zone but the empty bags run this city.

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