News Extra, Extra By Emma G. Gallegos Published Sep 5, 2011 12:00 AM Photo by nanettegonzales via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr LAist relies on reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. Donate Now Monthly Donation One-Time Donation $5/mo $10/mo $15/mo $20/mo $60 $120 $180 $240 Continue A New York Times reporter writes a dispatch from Bar 107, where all the proceeds from the skinny-jean-clad, mustacchioed clientele vying for a bong on karaoke night go to a homeless man. Passengers on a flight to Newark, N.J. were starstruck when they noticed Crystal, the primate star of "The Hangover Part II" and "Night at the Museum," was on their flight. "Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio said he was getting the urge to wear a blonde wig and rib-eye steaks, after noting his uncanny resemblance to Lady Gaga's alter ego Jo Calderone. If you're trying to win a lucrative trash contract in Manhattan Beach, you could do worse than offering every first-grader a "green" lunch pail. Volunteers are gathering signatures for a ballot measure that would overturn a California law requiring that public schools include the gay rights movement in their curriculum. The Hammer Museum debuted a cultural map of Los Angeles this weekend that puts quotes about Boyle Heights from Raymond Chandler and Father Greg Boyle next to one another. The meaning of the sparkly red shoes hanging on power lines in Echo Park is a mystery.