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SHOPKEEPERS START TO CLEAN UP AFTER RIOT IN L.A.

Shopkeepers in trendy Westwood swept up broken glass, boarded up windows and calculated looting damage Saturday left by hundreds of rioters who went on a rampage after a movie theater oversold tickets for the film "New Jack City."

Police estimated up to 1,500 people joined the 2 1/2-hour melee Friday in the bustling movie, dining and shopping district fronting the University of California, Los Angeles campus, Lt. Douglas Pilot said."It was out of control for a while," Pilot said. "Looters were seen battering people, knocking them down as they went."

Nine people were booked for investigation of looting.