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Big-busted mannequins are a big bust for some Valley residents

April 30, 2010 |  3:23 pm

Mannequins at a lingerie store in Tarzana are causing a big stir – and by big, we mean triple-D.

KTLA's Lu Parker reports that the Ventura Boulevard shop Suzi's Delights features controversial mannequins with tiny waists and triple-D breasts. Owner Suzie Arazy tells Parker that she displays the well-endowed mannequins to appeal to women with larger breasts.

The "Mad over Mannequins" segment notes that code enforcement officials looked into the matter, but the store appears to be operating within the law.

L.A. good for grads?: Southern California may lay claim to the smoggiest air in the country, but Gradspot.com rates it among the Top 10 Cities for Recent Grads.

We're not exactly sure how they made this determination, but the site says L.A., ranked No. 8, is good if "you're a laidback, sun-loving cat who just wants to chill."

If only life was this grand:

Everyone in L.A. thinks his or her life is like "Entourage," and for a select few, that's actually true. Others do their best to fake the funk, talking their way into various parties and hoping against hope that they are seconds away from "blowing up." But L.A. stands as a testament to the idea that weather really does matter—people are happy, beautiful  and relaxed. They leave work early and go to the beach year-round. So can anyone really blame them for loving their mirage of a city?

Parking ticket rage: Maybe it would have been better to just pay the ticket.

William Louis Poolman, 52, of Pacific Grove received a citation for $68.50 for failing to pay for parking at a state park. But, The O.C. Now reports that he mailed his check with a copy of his denied appeal form along with one gram of a white powder to a Costa Mesa parking citation collection agency, Judicial Data Systems. He is charged with one felony count of mailing a false weapon of mass destruction. He is being held on $100,000 bail and faces up to three years in prison.

-- Kimi Yoshino

Kimi Yoshino is a Times assistant city editor. Have tips for Linking L.A.? Email newstips@latimes.com.