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Last night was "about community. It's about you playing the role of the community-based policing component essential to keeping crime down," explains Mayor Villaraigosa.

Best lede: "They're calling it 'Slaughterfest' and promising concertgoers will "bleed metal" at the Whittier Community Theatre later this month."

NPR visits some local DMVs:

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Drivers license photographs are notoriously ugly, even for the beautiful people of Los Angeles. Producer Ayala Ben-Yehuda visited two Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Southern California to find out how far some people will go to get a good shot, and she got a few beauty tips from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The L.A. Times explores Burbank's Wireless Fidelity:

The free signal came in at 31% — enough for a decent connection. With laser-quick speed, I was able to fire off a few e-mails, watch the latest "Colbert Report" on YouTube and oh, right, do some work.

Hey! You out there commuting to LA from all the way East! Listen up!

A $317-million Caltrans project, to be completed late next year, will add carpool lanes to the 60 Freeway between Interstate 215 and the 91 Freeway. Work is also scheduled to begin in early 2008 on two elevated carpool lanes, called bridges, on the 60 Freeway at the junction with the I-215 that will connect the new carpool lanes to existing ones east of the interchange.

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Photo: Taken in Sherman Oaks last night at National Night Out. The sprinklers were on, so everyone at this point marched in the street.