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  1. Libraries in Los Angeles have done away with late fees for anyone under 21 and are instead allowing students to “read away” their fines in the library. This measure has been a success, with hundreds of children coming in per week to do so.

  2. Kirk Kerkorian, the richest person in Los Angeles, has dispensed more than $200 million and a school, and he has never allowed anything to be named in his honor

  3. For $255,500 you can buy a package that lets you celebrate New Year's Eve in Sydney from 8pm - 2am, then fly on a private jet that arrives in Los Angeles at 8:30pm Dec. 31st, where you can celebrate New Year's Eve all over again.

  4. Los Angeles’s private golf courses effectively receive a public subsidy of $89.8 million in taxes” paying only $200,00 in property taxes without granting the public access to the land. LA ranks bottom of the list in terms of public parks against all major metropolitan cities in America.

  5. Mohamed Bzeek, a Libyan-born Muslim living in Azusa, California, a foster father who takes in only terminally ill children. Bzeek, who has been fostering such children since 1989, is the only foster parent in Los Angeles County who will do this.

  6. During the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, McDonalds ran a nationwide promotion offering free products every time a US athlete won a medal. It turned into their most costly promotion ever when the Soviet Union, the powerhouse team of the time, boycotted the event, letting the USA win big.

  7. In 2003, Juan Catalan was cleared of murder charges, after outtake footage shot for "The Car Pool Lane" episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm showed him and his daughter attending the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game some 20 miles from the crime scene at the time of the murder.

  8. Prior to WWII, Los Angeles had one of the most advanced and efficient light rail systems in the country. This privately-run rail system was purchased by a company owned by General Motors, and slowly dismantled in order to drive demand for more cars and buses.

  9. During the construction of the Metro Red Line subway in Los Angeles, 2,000 fossils were discovered, some as old as 16.5 million years old. These included 39 species of extinct marine fish that had never before been discovered.

  10. Alan Alda is the only actor to appear in all 251 episodes of the long-running series M*A*S*H. He commuted from Los Angeles to his home in New Jersey, where his wife and daughters lived, every weekend for the 11-year-run of the show, because he didn't know how long the show would last.

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In 2006 Prince did a 'Willy Wonka' and made Universal hide 14 purple tickets—seven in the U.S. and seven internationally—inside his latest album, 3121. Fans who found a purple ticket were invited to attend a private performance at Prince's Los Angeles home.

In 1855 the mayor of Los Angeles, Stephen Foster, convinced a mob to not kill an accused murderer, but to try him in a court of law. When the accused man was acquitted, the mayor resigned and led a lynch mob to kill the man. He was re-elected a year later.

During a 1994 blackout in Los Angeles, 911 received calls about a sinister looking cloud in the sky. It was the milky way.

An artist made a counterfeit penny out of $100 worth of gold, which he copper-plated and then put into circulation in Los Angeles. Two years later, it was found in New York.

Bindi Irwin had her $350,000 Dancing with the Stars prize money withheld because a Los Angeles Superior Court judge was requiring Irwin produce a form signed off by her father Steve. Steve Irwin had been dead for almost a decade.

Brian Robson. A homesick Welshman living in Australia who was too broke to get home. He decided to mail himself in a crate back to the UK nearly dying in the process, only to find himself in Los Angeles by accident.

In 2001 a Los Angeles man, upset at the poor exit signage on the 110 Freeway, modified an overhead sign under the cover of night. Caltrans investigated it, approved of the worksmanship, and left it up for eight years.

A Los Angeles teacher was found guilty of putting his own semen on cookies and making students eat them. His crime was discovered after he took photos of the act & had them developed at a CVS

Both of Jon Hamm's parents passed away by the time he turned 20 and when he was 24 he moved to Los Angeles with nothing but his car and $150 to pursue acting.

The Michelin Guide has excluded Los Angeles since 2009. Former Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret said, “The people in Los Angeles are not real foodies. They are not too interested in eating well but just in who goes to which restaurant and where they sit.”

YouTube has a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use if you have 10,000 subscribers.

In 2003, Juan Catalan was cleared of murder charges, after outtake footage shot for "The Car Pool Lane" episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm showed him and his daughter attending the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game some 20 miles from the crime scene at the time of the murder.

When a power outage struck southern California in the 1990s, Los Angeles residents reportedly called 911 to express alarm about strange clouds hovering overhead; they were seeing the Milky Way for the first time

The city of Los Angeles is the 3rd most productive oil field in the U.S., but most of the oil wells are camouflaged inside of fake office buildings and even sculptures.

In 1989 a Los Angeles woman received a phone call from her brother-in-law saying that her ex-husband was coming over to kill her. She dialed 911 but was told nothing could be done unless he showed up at the house. Within 15 minutes he arrived, killing her and 4 others

In 1938 a woman named Helen Hulick was jailed for wearing slacks instead of a dress in Los Angeles

Because Brazil couldn't afford to send its athletes to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way

While the "Shining" was playing in New York and Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick ordered projectionists to cut the original final scene from the film by hand, and mail the deleted film strips back to Warner Bros. The original ending has never been released since.

A 21-year old Sacramento college student boarded the wrong plane in Los Angeles and found himself en route to Aukland, New Zealand instead of Oakland, CA. The accents of the airline staff resulted in the word “Aukland” being pronounced as “Oakland” which confused the flyer.

As the Great Depression had struck the country, Brazil couldn't afford to send its athletes to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. So they loaded a ship with coffee and the delegation of 82 athletes traveled in this ship selling coffee along the way to fund the trip.

William Hung of American Idol 'She Bangs' fame retired from music in 2011 and is now a Los Angeles crime scene analyst

In Los Angeles in 1994, after an eathquake-induced power outage, calls came into emergency centers about a "giant silvery cloud." It was the Milky Way.

Victor Mature, after being denied membership of the Los Angeles Country Club because he was an actor, replied "I am not an actor - and I've got 64 films to prove it"

In 1982 a Los Angeles man named Larry Walters used a lawn chair and weather balloons to ascend to 15,000ft above ground. On the way up, he lost both his glasses and his bb gun, which he planned to use to shoot balloons to descend. He caused a 20min power outage, and was fined $1500.

After arriving in Los Angeles at 19, a broke Charlize Theron tried to cash a check from her mother to pay for rent, but the teller refused. She got into a shouting match with him, drawing the attention of a talent agent behind her, who introduced her to casting agents and an acting school.

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Cost of Living Comparison (Los Angeles / Germany)