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Extra, Extra: RuPaul's Comic Book Debut

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Extra, Extra: Ray Bradbury's FBI File

In tonight's Extra, Extra, Ray Bradbury was investigated by the FBI, some pictures of Ingmar Bergman and why West Nile isn't the only scary virus. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

A Complete Guide to the L.A. City Council on Social Media

We've decided to take a look at our own local representatives -- the L.A. City Councilmembers -- and size up their use, misuse and (in some cases) lack-of-use of social media. We found out who has left their Twitter accounts to rot, who gets in touch with their inner blogger on Wordpress and who has Facebook proof of being vetted by Pink's Hot Dogs.

Get Out: Dudamel and Domingo, Vegan Cookbook Book-Signing & A Baseball Documentary

Get out so you can see Placido Domingo and Gustavo Dudamel together, watch a baseball documentary and go to a vegan book-signing...inside a butcher shop.

Study Explains Why So Many SoCal 20-Somethings Move Back In With Mom and Dad

The trope of the twenty-something living with his or her parents because of expensive rents and failed job searches: It's less a parody than a sad trend for millions in their mid to late 20s, especially in Southern California.

Are Freeway Signs Becoming a Lesson in "College Promotion 101"?

Beneath the freeway-lining billboards for gentlemen's clubs and vodka are a much more subtle kind of advertising: freeway signs. And they seem to be a particular favorite of small colleges. A recent Los Angeles Times article looks at the hoard of freeway signage promoting, in particular, for-profit colleges and vocational schools -- which jewels like the Hypnosis Motivation Institute -- along the US 101 in the west San Fernando Valley.

Good Vibrations: 5th Annual Feel Good Film Fest Comes to NoHo

Sure we all love a good "Drive" or "21 Grams" now and again, but if you need a break from that sinking feeling in your gut at the end of dark or depressing film, North Hollywood may have an answer. From August 3 to 5, NoHo's Arts District will host the fifth annual Hollywood Feel Good Film Festival, which is dedicated solely to screening films with happy endings, plenty of laughs and a focus on the hopeful and beautiful- in case anyone was getting disillusioned with humanity.

Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles Spreads Its Wings into O.C.

It has finally happened: L.A. no longer has a monopoly on its beloved Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles. The O.C. Register's Fast Food Maven blog reported that the world famous and L.A.-venerated Roscoe's will be flying south to Orange County, with a new location opening up in three months or so.

Get Out: Wild Up, LA Street Food Fest & Budd Boetticher

Get out (we mean it in the best way, possible)! There's a street food fest, experimental classical music concert and lots of old Westerns screening.

Video: Get to Know Stephen Ira, Annette Bening & Warren Beatty's Outspoken Trans Son

At only 20 years old, Stephen Ira is lightyears ahead of his peers -- in terms of maturity, intelligence and perspective. The son of Hollywood icons Warren Beatty and Annette Bening made a video as part of WeHappyTrans' 7 Questions Project, in which he talked (or, rather, speed-talked) about his trans role models, his biggest supporters and what he's doing to change the world.

Made in L.A. For Foodies: Try These Goods From L.A.'s Top 12 Food Crafters

The only thing we love more than food porn is artisanal food porn made right here in L.A.

Why We Love L.A. Summers: Green Fun in the Downtown Sun at BloomfestLA

Summer has arrived, and we're ready to celebrate all that screams 'tis the season in Los Angeles. From sand to summit, from sips to snacks -- we love L.A. summers.

Starry Decisis: LAX Confidential

In the days before 9/11, the biggest hassle in airport travel was having to turn down the pleas of the old women in nurses costumes standing by the escalators. Now, after 9/11, the fake nurses are still there, but they move down the long security lines that line the curbs. In this age of strict airport regulation, it's surprising that airport solicitors and proselytizers didn't get the steel-toed boot a long time ago. Instead,...

Starry Decisis: Our Bodies, Our Cells

As anyone who's seen Doc Hollywood knows, Los Angeles has a fairly secure footing in the medical community, or at least the cosmetical medical community. The city is also home to one of the world's premiere research hospitals, the UCLA Medical Center, which recently benefited from a $200 million donation by David Geffen. Last year, the hospital suffered a PR blow when one of the workers in its morgue was arrested for selling body...

Starry Decisis: The Ex Files

Cynics of the world will not be surprised to find out that divorce became a whole lot easier thanks to a Los Angeles case. Citizens of this city of exes have a bad rap for treating marriage like, well, a bad wrap - chucking it easily into the nearest trash can. Yet, the legal decision that makes divorce doable evinces nothing but the highest respect for institution of marriage. It's a case worth revisiting,...

Starry Decisis: Los Angeles's Lusty Legal History

This column is the first in a series of articles on important Supreme Court cases that have developed out of events in Los Angeles. "Stare Decisis" is the guiding principle of the American legal system - the court should "let the decision stand" and respect precedent for the sake of the rule of law. Even though it is known for shaping American pop culture, Los Angeles has shaped American legal culture in more ways...

Yahoo! Picked LAist

We're proud to announce that LAist was a Yahoo! Pick of the Day last week! We hope any new readers enjoy our take on life in LA......

Letter from the Publisher

Today marks the beginning of public beta for If all goes well, after a week or so we'll take off the beta label and launch the site officially. We're thrilled to be bringing the Gothamist brand of optimistic, city-centric blogging to the West Coast. Los Angeles means a lot to Gothamist- in fact, we're moving the whole Gothamist operation over to LA for two weeks in August, when one of us will be getting...