- A spacecraft from the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena had a close encounter with Hartley 2 comet and sent back a photo.
- The NFL + downtown Los Angeles by 2016? That's the ideal plan!
- Were you frustrated with the Secretary of State's slooow website on Election Night when looking for results? The vendor has now offered a mea culpa and a refund to the state.
- Sign of the times? Regular issues of U.S. News and World Report are going digital after December. Special editions will still be in print.
- Burbank's loved/hated road diet on Verdugo is staying put for at least six months, thanks the cycling community support and a decision by the city council on Tuesday.
- Can you read 39,000 pages in 90 days? That's the length of NBC Universal's draft environmental impact report for its Universal City project. The public has 60 days to comment, but that period could be extended to 90 days. Good luck!
- The latest in the city of Bell scandal: some businesses were apparently told to pay the city fees or guarantee they'd produce thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue for the city. These developments just do not end, do they?
- And on a personal note, this is my very last Extra, Extra (and post!) for LAist (here's my official announcement from Wednesday). It's been a pleasure to serve all of you for almost five years, three of which as Editor. Thanks so much for your support and say hi sometime. Cheers!