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Chasing women: Looking at a new turn in L.A. police chases

November 12, 2010 |  7:57 am


WOMEN BEHIND THE WHEEL: Two women made headlines a few weeks ago by leading police on a wild pursuit through Long Beach and surrounding cities. KTLA uses the case to look at a string of pursuits involving female drivers. There are no hard statistics, but KTLA offers a few recent examples with video: "Fifty-year-old Debbie Hounanian, a working mom, [sped] down surface streets off the 405 Freeway, and in recent weeks, 31-year-old Emma J. Briggs of Lawndale, a woman suspected of shoplifting in Mission Viejo, [led] Orange County sheriffs [deputies] all the way up to Sherman Oaks, where officers found what looked like the stolen loot in her trunk."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-piWHERE'S THE RING?: The buzz in Washington is that Rep. Loretta Sanchez is engaged to a retired Army colonel. The Orange County Register has been looking into the report from Roll Call but does not quite have the goods -- yet: "However, this Register photo taken of Sanchez -– and her left hand -– at Wednesday's Anaheim Veterans Day ceremony fails to offer supporting evidence. So [if] she's gotten a ring, Sanchez isn't showing it off."

DEAL-MAKER: There's a hard-hitting profile of Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes in the LA Weekly: "The truth is, in California, lawmakers like Fuentes don't actually make laws. They make deals."

RIGHT TO KNOW: How e-mail can complicate efforts to make government records available to the public. (Voice of OC).

NOT THAT COLD: Filming of a Target commercial brings snow to downtown L.A. (Curbed L.A.)

MOTHER ROAD: Azusa lays claim to Route 66 legacy. (San Gabriel Valley Tribune).

SHARING ROAD: Cyclists and pedestrians seem to like Culver City's new bike plan. (The Wave).

-- Shelby Grad