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  • Curbed has run Part Two of its look "at a long-standing, but far-from-universally-embraced Los Angeles building code that requires all buildings 75 feet and taller to have a helicopter landing pad."
  • Don't forget, it's the third Thursday of the month, meaning it's Venice Art Crawl night. Yo Venice and Venice Patch offer their guides.
  • "Contrary to what one might believe, the term Westside Republican is not an oxymoron."
  • Echo Park venue Echo Curio may close down at the end of the year.
  • It may be close to Halloween, but this is real: a rabid bat has been found in southern Orange County, prompting a public health alert.
  • The heat has been turned up on the cities of Bell and Vernon investigations.
  • Odd: An OC Register columnist is asking plastic surgeons if gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman should get plastic surgery. He asked the same about Barack Obama and John McCain a couple years ago.
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