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A federal judge found last week that city officials turned a blind eye to to the illegal eviction of more than 100 poor and disabled people at Downtown's Alexandria Hotel, reports the Los Angeles Times. With a preliminary injunction, the judge ordered the Community Redevelopment Agency to locate these now potentially homeless people and pay them relocation funds. Owner Ruben Islas, who bought the 5th and Spring building back in 2006, will also have to make the building habitable for the 100-plus remaining renters (sounds fair). Tenants accuse Islas of trying to push them out in favor of yuppies. [LA Times]