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  • 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 starstruckwhen 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.