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Gloria Allred still going after Meg Whitman, even after election day

November 17, 2010 |  6:49 am


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-piHOUSEKEEPER CONTROVERSY STILL DOGS WHITMAN: Gloria Allred continues to dog Meg Whitman, even after election day. "Today, the billionaire must answer to a claim that she owes Nicky Diaz Santillan, her former undocumented housekeeper, $6,210 in alleged unpaid wages and mileage," reports the Sacramento Bee, quoting Allred as saying: "We'll be there, and we'll be presenting evidence." They will present their case Wednesday before a state board in San Jose. It's a closed-door meeting.

THE LAPD'S NEW DOGS: The LAPD is adding Jindo pups to its K-9 force, according to the Daily News. "It's hard to picture that at 3 months and 2 months old, DaeHan and Mingook, two Jindo puppies recently gifted by the South Korean government to the LAPD, could one day be working dogs on par with the more intimidating German shepherd or Belgian Malinois that are the staples of police and military forces. But LAPD is testing the hunting breed, which is designated as the 53rd national treasure of South Korea, for its ability to detect weapons or drugs and possibly even patrol."

BOY ON THE STAND: Dramatic testimony in Orange County as a boy describes how his brother was abused. "A 12-year-old boy dabbed at his eyes with tissue Tuesday as he testified about seeing his younger brother hit, starved, left home alone and forced to sleep on the floor," reports the Orange County Register.

BOOK WOES: Another bit of bad news for the book business. The Borders in Westwood is closing. (LA Observed).

TRASH DEBATE: The debate over poacher-proof recycling containers in Berkeley (California Watch)

COLOR US CONFUSED: The Expo Line light-rail system from downtown to Culver City is not the Aqua Line, but it might look that way on maps. (Curbed L.A.)

STILL SHINING: Thanks to donations, the shoe-shine guy on the Third Street Promenade stays in business. (Santa Monica Daily Press)

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Gloria Allred, left, and Nicky Diaz Santillan at a news conference. Credit: Los Angeles Times