Downtown Los Angeles Restaurant Sparks Controversy with New ‘Security Charge’ on Diners’ Bills

Los Angeles, California – A downtown restaurant in Los Angeles has instituted a “security charge” on its customers’ bills, sparking discussion about unexpected surcharges becoming more prevalent. Perch, a popular rooftop bar and restaurant near Pershing Square, includes an extra 4.5% fee on all checks to ensure the safety of its staff and guests, according to a Perch employee named Melody Lin. The restaurant’s website states that the charge remains with the establishment to cover safety and security resources. The attention to this fee was first drawn by a Reddit post from a user named … Read more

Former Los Angeles Police K-9 Handler Awarded $11.5 Million in Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination and Retaliation

Los Angeles, California – A former Los Angeles police K-9 handler has been awarded $11.5 million in a recent jury verdict. Mark Sauvao, a 30-year veteran of the LAPD, claimed that he faced retaliation and discrimination due to his Samoan ancestry. Sauvao alleged that he was unfairly punished after reporting his colleagues for name-calling and endured false rumors being spread about him. During the trial, Sauvao stated that officers within the department referred to him using derogatory terms such as “cannibal” and “barefoot coconut tree-climber”. Additionally, one supervisor allegedly referred to him as Tongan, which … Read more

Motorcyclist Triumphs with $11 Million Verdict Against City of Los Angeles in Landmark Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A motorcyclist in Los Angeles was awarded an $11 million jury verdict after being hit by a city vehicle, according to a recent court decision. The plaintiff was struck by the vehicle while riding his motorcycle, resulting in severe injuries. The incident occurred when the victim was traveling through a busy intersection in Los Angeles. A city vehicle, whose details were not disclosed, collided with the motorcyclist, causing significant harm. The victim suffered from multiple fractures, internal injuries, and other physical trauma as a result of the crash. The jury’s decision … Read more

Federal Investigation Targets Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Los Angeles Home Amidst Controversial Lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sean “Diddy” Combs, the music mogul and rapper, is under investigation by federal authorities, according to reports from Rolling Stone and local news station Fox 11. On Monday, federal agents raided Combs’ Los Angeles residence as part of an ongoing investigation, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and local law enforcement partners. The raids were also reportedly conducted at Combs’ Miami residence. It remains unclear whether Combs himself was present during the raids. Combs, who founded Bad Boy Records, is currently facing a … Read more