Daily Brief: Inside a Dangerous Southern California Rental Empire

Also Broadway’s possible ban on cars, Donald Trump’s forthcoming fundraiser, and the Mayor’s ’Black-ish’ cameo
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» Mike Nijjar may be little-known to the public, but he’s one of the largest residential landlords in California. A blockbuster report by LAist details squalid, dangerous conditions at PAMA Managment’s properties, its eagerness and incentive to evict tenants, and the housing shortage that keeps residents stuck in a vicious cycle. [LAist

» Broadway could be the first L.A. street to ban cars. Jose Huizar has proposed making a 1.5 mile stretch car-free. [Curbed]

» Donald Trump is visiting SoCal for another fundraiser. Supporters can join him and billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison for a private golf outing at Ellison’s estate in Rancho Mirage.  [Desert Sun]

» A new California law would change how delivery services treat restaurants. “We need to level the playing field for mom-and-pop restaurants that are being taken advantage of by big tech,” Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez stated. [Vice]

» Eric Garcetti is qualifying for that SAG card. The mayor will appear on screen in an episode of Black-ish on ABC. [Los Angeles Times]


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» Controversial Shoot-‘Em-Up The Hunt Is Finally Being Released After several mass shootings shelved the movie last year, the Blumhouse thriller is set to hit theaters in March

» Jeff Bezos Finally Bought a House in L.A. and It’s a Doozy The Amazon honcho reportedly bought the historic Warner Estate from David Geffen for a whopping $165 million

» As of Now, Bernie Sanders Appears to Be the Frontrunner in the California Primary But a lot can change between now and March 3


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Where to Get Some of the Best Pizza in L.A.

The love of pizza may be universal–but that doesn’t mean that all pies are created equal. While we’re certainly living in a golden age of pizza-making in L.A., there are still entirely too many disappointing versions out there. We can’t say we’ve hit every pizza place in town, but in our years of extensive taste-testing, these spots stand out as offering the best pizza in Los Angeles.

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