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Spa offering 'the most enjoyable Asian massage in town' closed over prostitution allegations

November 11, 2010 |  7:58 am

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-piSHUT DOWN: Rolling Hills Estates might not be the place where you'd expect a showdown over prostitution. But the upscale Palos Verdes Peninsula town has revoked the operating license of a spa amid allegations of prostitution. Crystal Spa bills itself as offering "The Most Enjoyable Asian Massage in Town," reports the Daily Breeze's Larry Altman: "City Manager Doug Prichard said the decision to pull a business' license is 'very rare' for the city. 'This is only the second one I've done in 25 years here,' he said."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a55d0d3c970b-600wi WHERE ARE THE KIDS? Enrollment numbers in the Los Angeles Unified School District keep dropping. The Daily News says: Enrollment in the Los Angeles Unified School District has dipped to nearly 672,000 --  the lowest level in more than a decade.

THE LIST IS BACK: The 2010 installment of Jonathan Gold's 99 essential restaurants. (L.A. Weekly)

CANYON WOES: An Orange County canyon community's parks district is on the brink of financial collapse. (OC Watchdog)

GREEN LIBRARY: L.A. County is set to open what officials described as its first green library -- in Whittier. (LAist).

VETS HONORS: Some restaurants are offering deals to service personnel on Veterans Day. (Fast Food Maven).

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Students at L.A. Unified's new arts school downtown. Credit: Los Angeles Times