In creepy news - a SoCal attorney was arrested for suspected animal cruelty for keeping 300 dead and living pigeons and operating on one after sedating it with vodka.
Can't help property values in Torrance - a city (a "balanced" one at that) in the South Bay - that's SoCal South Bay, not San Jose South Bay.
But hold the phone - the article describes the attorney's house as run-down but in a "tony Los Angeles suburb."
Update: More (creepier) coverage in the Daily Breeze. It clears up the "tony" question. He lived in Redondo Beach, not Torrance. Perhaps. His Starbucks is in Redondo.
And I think that will be the last icky pet story of the day.