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Report: Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 slaying getting fresh look from LAPD

January 7, 2011 |  2:05 pm

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IS A COLD CASE WARMING?: The 1997 slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G. has been one of L.A.'s enduring mysteries. CNN reports that LAPD officers are still actively working the "Biggie Smalls" case: "According to one law enforcement source, the investigation into the 13-year-old unsolved case was "reinvigorated" months ago as a result of new information, but the source would not elaborate further because of the ongoing investigation that includes the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County district attorney's office and the FBI." Sources told The Times that detectives looked into some leads several months ago but that the case remains fairly wide open.

HAPPY ENDING FOR LOST LAPTOP: If you were to lose your laptop, you might assume it was gone forever. But the Santa Monica Daily Press reports a happy ending for one man's lost computer:  "Imagine Tokyo businessman Tetsuo Fukuda's surprise last month when he learned his long-lost computer, which he'd misplaced near Santa Monica's Monsoon Cafe during a trip here in June, was heading across the Pacific Ocean on its way to his doorstep."

NOW IT HAS A TWIN: A second angel from the old Richfield Building has been discovered. (L.A. Observed).

GLASS OPENING: Renderings of a new pavilion for the National History Museum. (Curbed L.A.)

NO VOTE: In what might be a first, the city of Paramount has cancelled its upcoming election. (Long Beach Press-Telegram)

BEACH BINGO: Can't keep surfers away from this San Clemente beach. (OC Register)

COMMUNITY BUILDER: A "founding father" of Carson has died at 93. (Daily Breeze)

-- Shelby Grad and Andrew Blankstein