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Photo from a recent chalk-drawing competition in Atwater Village by corsakti via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

  • Good news for hillsides, vegetation, animals, residents, and firefighters. The Sierra Madre wildfire is now fully contained.
  • Books, not bombs! Approximately 1,000 people, including local officials, were evacuated from the Huntington Beach Central Library this morning after a bomb threat was called in. 2 devices discovered by sheriffs were determined not to be explosives.
  • Different takes on commuting in LA hit the LA Times Opinion page today, with one solution offered in favor of pricing the roads for the public, and the other for building smarter and increasing reliable pubic transit options. Where do you weigh in?
  • Talk, talk, talk, and more talk--between SAG and the AMPTP that is. Talks about the upcoming contract renewal are set to continue through Tuesday.
  • Earlier today it was a mountain lion bobcat on the loose in Eagle Rock, while over in Chino Hills a coyote took a bite out of toddler.
  • Former Dodgers GM Buzzie Bavasi has died. The 93-year-old, who began his baseball career "as a traveling secretary and publicity director for the Dodgers in Brooklyn in 1939" helped later to build World Series winning Dodgers teams in NY and here in LA.
  • Curious about what goes on inside JPL? NASA's local lab is having an Open House this weekend in their La Canada-Flintridge facilities Saturday and Sunday from 9-5.
  • Foodies and TV foodie fans, write down this number: (310) 358-7788. Why? Because it's the reservation line for Gordon Ramsay's new London West Hollywood resto, which opens for dinner May 27th. It's the Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares celeb chef's first Los Angeles eatery, and odds are, it's going to be a hot ticket.