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Tarfest begins today! Four days of films, music, and tar at the LaBrea Tar Pits - Tarfest.com

Beck's new album is too cool for the UK charts. Because you can use stickers to design your own cover, it's got an "unfair" advantage on the other cds, the Brits say. Beck begs to differ. - Billboard

How do you fight downtown gentrification? Involve a 75 year old nun - LA Times

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Boy-crazy Foley's behavior wasn't a secret to Speaker of the House, Foley's former Chief of Staff says - ABC

Too many felons in California jails forces the Governator to declare a State of Emergency so that he can ship our bad guys to other states' prisons - LAT

It might be 2011 before LA gets an NFL team? - LA Daily News

Best place to find a dead clown - LA Weekly

Live Free or Die Hard, the latest Bruce Willis "Die Hard" vehicle, is getting cock-blocked by LAX, which doesn't want the film to shoot near the airport late this month and early November. - AP

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For Some reason Gov. Schwarzenegger refuses to release several hours of audio tape that includes him talking about Latin blood being mixed with Black blood being "hot" - AP

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