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  • We told you that Mark Z. Danielewski was coming to L.A. on Halloween, now Veronique de Turenne has a Q&A with him.
  • So, where does the Jewish community stand on Prop 19, the ballot measure to legalize marijuana in California?
  • Echo Park music venue Echo Curio has a plan to stay open -- as a tea house -- and eventually obtain an entertainment license.
  • A billboard in downtown has gone up for the election -- the March 2011 election that is. Candidate Rudy Martinez is trying hard to unseat L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar.
  • Latest on the City of Bell scandal: another of the eight arrested has been released from jail.
  • And more smaller city drama: "City Of Hawthorne Officials Allegedly Impersonated Police At Inglewood Strip Club."
  • Because it's Halloween, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is warning parents of marijuana-laced candy.
  • The drama is still brewing over one of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes in Palos Verdes Estates where the owner wants to tear it down to build a Mediterranean mansion.
  • Dig Beethoven's 7th Symphony? Enter our contest to win a pair of tickets to the L.A. Chamber Orchestra's concert on Saturday November 6th. You have two chances to win: on this LAist post and on Facebook. Good luck!