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Extra, Extra: The House That Sits On The 101 Fwy

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  • Don't forget to enter our Arcade Fire ticket giveaway contest for their Thursday appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Lobster Festival in San Pedro continues through tomorrow, as well as WIRED Magazine's NextFest at the convention center.
  • Immigrant experience, community and the "delirious noble dream." LAist Editor-At-Large Carolyn Kellogg reviews 'The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories' by Ellen Litman for the LA Times.
  • Long Beach is the first to begin mandatory water restrictions, but some think we are more prepared than the last time widespread restrictions took place in the early 90s.
  • Large scale events for the LA Fire department in the past 24 hours include a "major" commercial structure fire near Jefferson and La Brea taking 100 firefighters and 55 minutes to fight. Also, an investigation took place in the LA River where a vehicle was submerge, supposedly for days. Latest reports say that it is unoccupied.
  • Lieutenant De La Torre at the LAPD is leaving his post in media relations as "blog master" for a new position -- Department Spokesperson. He says, "Taking my place as the caretaker of the LAPD Blog is Lt. Mora, who is bringing fresh new ideas and whom I have the most confidence will keep the blog going."
  • A quaint 1950s-era, single-story home with a sloped roof is the American Dream for America's Suburb. However, leaving it on the 101 Freeway is not the ideal location.
  • No contest for Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst who now has seven misdemeanors on his record: assault, battery and reckless driving, for intentionally hitting two people with his car,
  • Fire! They say it's out of control and in the San Bernadino National Forest.
  • The new downtown Ralphs is testing out how a 2 a.m. closing is working instead of a midnight shut down. Apparently it's working, which makes sense -- after all, many Ralphs in the less-populated Valley stay open 24 hours.

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