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Extra, Extra: The Church of Mel Gibson & 274 Homicides

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  • About the above photo: Painting by local artist John Schlue who will be showcasing his newest work at Truxtop Gallery with the opening reception on Friday Sept 7th.
  • The International Space Station, Jupiter, Mars, Venus all viewable from LA this week according to today's release of the The Griffith Observatory Sky Report.
  • 274 homicides so far this 2007. LAPD released the latest crime statistics today showing that violent and property crime is down compared to last year this time.
  • The heat-related death toll from this weekend has risen to 25.
  • It's Oscar Lotto Time: "Beginning Sept. 17, movie buffs and star-gazers can enter an online lottery conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a chance to win one of 300 available seats along the 500-foot-long red carpet in front of the Kodak Theatre."
  • Another quake hit the Lake Elsinore area this morning after Sunday's 4.7.
  • Sidewalk bike racks are making a move downtown -- just another step for car free urbanity.
  • First Church of Gibson Congregational? Mel Gibson is building a 400-seat church in Malibu for $37 million.

Photo by Patrick LA via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr