Daily Brief: A Robert Durst Revelation, 600 Tacos Ranked, and More

Also Mars in the desert and an e-cig ban
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» According to a new statewide analysis, Black drivers are stopped and searched by police at higher rates than white and Latino drivers.  [Los Angeles Times]

» A San Diego man ranked 664 SoCal tacos. Jay Keyes visited more than 280 taquerias around the region to compile the rankings.  [L.A. Taco]

» Designed as the first “closed-loop, environment-controlled villages” on Earth, a Paris-based group is building a “Mars simulator” in the Mojave Desert.  [Architects Newspaper]

» Robert Durst has been confirmed as the author of a note revealing the location of a body 20 years ago. He is expected to stand trial for the murder next month. [CNN]

» New regulations issued by the Trump administration will ban most flavored e-cigarettes and vapes. Menthol and tobacco flavorings will be allowed, and certain tank-based systems are exempted.   [Vice News]

» In other Trump news, the U.S. ordered a drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassim Suleimani, and now Iran’s supreme leader has vowed “a forceful revenge.”  [The New York Times]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» Marianne Williamson Has Reportedly Canned Her Entire Campaign Staff But the author isn’t pulling the plug on her presidential run (yet)

» SoCal Museums Free-for-All Day Returns on January 25 Dozens of local museums throw open their doors for free one Saturday a year

» Coachella 2020 Will Include FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey, Run the Jewels …and Fatboy Slim?


ONE MORE THING

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Everything You Need to Know About Tenancy in Common Real Estate

The price of buying a house in Los Angeles reached record highs this year, putting the dream of home ownership out of reach for an increasing number of Angelenos. Amid the worsening affordability crisis, some have turned to a new form of co-ownership called tenancy in common (or TIC), which allows multiple buyers to purchase a single property at once. But while these controversial new arrangements are providing a path to property ownership for some, they have been accused of spurring evictions and displacement for others. Here’s a breakdown of how TICs work and how they’re change L.A.’s real estate landscape, for better or for worse.

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