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- We've been covering the city's police force a lot lately -- and before you think those officers just sit around eating donuts all day, you should definitely check out the LA Times guide to the Best Eats on the Beats. (Think Mexican food.)
- In more fun food news, EaterLA gives us the breakdown of Los Angeles Magazine's Top 75 Restaurants. Suzanne Goin's Melrose mainstay Lucques tops the list of "extraordinary" experiences.
- Some weird Orange County deaths in the news: the bodies of a brother and sister were found in their home in Tustin this weekend; the man appears to have killed himself with an overdose of shoe polish.
- Are they just filing appeals willy-nilly now? Britney's father remains in control of her estate despite renewed attempts to contest his conservatorship.
- The Sausage Factory has been liveblogging the DWP rate hike debates today. The latest update? "A divided Los Angeles City Council delayed action on proposals to increase water and power rates charged by the Department of Water and Power. The matter is to return next week for a vote."
- John McCain spoke to small business owners about the credit crisis and the new perils of home ownership during his appearances in Santa Ana today.
- The Royal Presidio Chapel, built for the King of Spain in Monterey, has been hiding some very cool artwork for over two centuries: "The diocese said it's the first non-native art in the state and that it was done by skilled artists."
- LAist Alumni Report: check out Sepideh Saremi's interview with former LAist editor Tony Pierce, in which he offers his insight into the future of publishing, blogging, and new media: "I have found myself being asked by a variety of veteran journalists at the Times for more and more help in regard to learning about the intricacies of blogging, its subtleties, and how it can be used best at the Times. So this belief of 'traditional journalism' being suspicious of blogging is about to die off, along with the Mark Cubans and those who believe that the Earth is flat."