LA Retains Crown of Weirdness

As wildfires are now smoldering across Richard Nixon‘s California hometown, further north, in the city of Los Angeles, a few courthouse oddities are drawing heat: the Los Angeles Times continues to report on the man who stormed a Hollywood Scientology center brandishing a sword; the Phil Spector murder retrial continues to mystify (and now includes a cameo from Joan Rivers‘ bodyguard); this headline says it all: “Swedish hip-hop artist to be charged in fatal road-rage incident in Hollywood”; and Axl Rose‘s legal team has filed for malpractice against Dr Pepper. To quote the company’s slogan, “Dr Pepper, so misunderstood.”