Chaos in the Casitas: Lawless Speakeasies Get a Grip on L.A.

Orly Olivier
L.A. Weekly | November 9, 2009
The casitas operate in what appear to be shuttered, recession-emptied storefronts or hollowed-out homes. But inside, patrons can get almost anything they want, in a one-stop shop: drugs, gambling, heisted cigarettes, after-hours booze and "B-girls" -- slang for "bar" girls, or prostitutes, who charge about $60 for sex.

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