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- Bring popcorn: The MacArthur Park Task Force's first meeting is Monday at 6pm at Charles White Elementary School, 2401 Wilshire Blvd. - NBC4

- Was the Griffith Park Fire a pro-development conspiracy? - blogging.la

- George Michael to star in an upcoming sitcom called "Ellie Stone" - Entertainment Wise

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- UCLA has done the right thing with 5,700 old pictures of Los Angeles - they're letting everyone use them - LA Observed

- Three years ago today, Alex Cora fouled off 14 consecutive pitches and then blasts the 18th pitch thrown to him for a two- run home run - LA Dugout

- KNBC is being sued by Staples Center about their award-winning investigative reports that claimed that Staples is not up to code and has never been - AP

- The Cobra Snake does Japan - Cobra Snake

- Best back yard in the Valley? - Daily News

- Stop the presses: LAPD arrests rapper - Rap Weekly

- Not all Extreme Home Makeovers end up happily ever after - Star Tribune

- Someone bought a MegaMillions ticket on Friday in Hawthorne worth $112 million - NBC4

- NY Times film critic AO Scott admits his crush on LA - NYT

photo of LA City Hall, 1947, via UCLA, via Rebecca James