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August 18, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
I'm no Type A personality, but I can say that there are few things worse than living with a terrible roommate. One of those is having to find a new roommate, fast. But finding a compatible roommate can be a long, hard quest. To help ease that burden, we scoured the Internet for roommate-finding apps and websites. Here are some of the best we found. Roommates: Finding the perfect roommate is comparable to finding a significant other. That's why the Roommates app by ApartmentList, a rental real estate search engine start-up, took a few pointers from online dating services that sync to the user's Facebook account to build a profile and pre-screen potential dates -- or, in this case, roommates.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A woman wounded in a double shooting in Littlerock early Thursday is expected to survive, authorities said. The woman, whose name was not released, was shot along with her boyfriend during a dispute the couple was having with their roommate, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Her boyfriend was pronounced dead at the scene. The three lived in the 37500 block of 82 nd Street East, a rural area on the edge of Angeles National Forest. Just after 12 a.m. Thursday, an argument that had stretched long into the night boiled over when the roommate grabbed a gun and shot the couple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The roommate of Maribel Ramos, who was missing for weeks before she was found in the brush of an Orange County canyon area, was charged Tuesday in the Army veteran's death, prosecutors said. Kwang Choi Joy, 54, has been charged with one felony count of murder, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison if convicted. Joy, who was arrested Friday after being questioned by investigators, is being held on $1 million bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Rick Rojas
The roommate of Maribel Ramos is expected to appear in court Tuesday on suspicion of murder after the missing Army veteran was found dead Thursday near Modjeska Canyon in Orange County, authorities said. Ramos, a 36-year-old Cal State Fullerton student just a few weeks shy of graduation, had been missing since the first week of May. Orange police said a body found in the brush Thursday in unincorporated Orange County near Santiago Canyon Road and Jackson Ranch Road was identified as Ramos after an autopsy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2013 | Rick Rojas
A body found in brush in an unincorporated canyon area of Orange County was identified Friday as that of a 36-year-old Army veteran and soon-to-be college graduate missing since earlier this month, and her roommate has been arrested in connection with her death, authorities said. An autopsy confirmed that the body of Maribel Ramos was found Thursday afternoon near Modjeska Canyon, ending weeks of searching for the Cal State Fullerton student, Lt. David Hill of the Orange Police Department told reporters in a Friday news conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Rick Rojas
The ex-roommate of Maribel Ramos was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder after the missing Army veteran was found dead Thursday near Modjeska Canyon in Orange County, authorities said. Ramos, a 36-year-old Cal State Fullerton student just a few weeks shy of graduation, had been missing since the first week of May. Orange police said a body found in the brush Thursday in unincorporated Orange County near Santiago Canyon Road and Jackson Ranch Road was identified as Ramos after an autopsy.
NATIONAL
April 16, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani
REVERE, Mass. -- A student from Saudi Arabia who was wounded in the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday was caught up in the manhunt for the source of the two bombs. On Monday night, federal agents questioned his roommates and searched his apartment, carrying out bags of evidence. FULL COVERAGE: Boston Marathon attack The man was considered a “person of interest,” but is no longer under suspicion, said a federal law enforcement official who requested anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
NATIONAL
March 19, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A University of Central Florida student who was plotting an apparent massacre at his dorm managed to amass guns, explosives and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, with his roommates oblivious to his plans, police said Tuesday. James Oliver Seevakumaran's body was found in his dorm room early Monday morning with a .45-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber tactical rifle that had a 110-round drum magazine attached to it, police said. He also had a checklist of plotted actions leading up to a massacre that he never completed, police said.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
A Florida man has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting his drunken roommate in an argument over how to cook pork chops, said the Orlando Sentinel , citing Holly Hill, Fla., police. The 55-year-old man allegedly shot and killed one of his three roommates on Tuesday night, according to the article, after the roommate arrived home drunk, police said. When police arrived at their home, they found the 35-year-old victim dead on the floor with the alleged shooter sitting nearby.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2012 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
"The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets" A Novel By Diana Wagman Ig Publishing: 240 pp., $15.95 A giant iguana isn't something we've come to expect as a key component in an L.A. novel, but that's what local writer Diana Wagman has done with "The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets. " A brisk and vividly drawn kidnapping tale, Wagman's fourth novel hinges on the 7-foot long lizard of its title, but its core lies somewhere far more familiar to those who call Los Angeles home.
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