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  • Are you ready, Los Angeles? It's "Hands-Free" Eve, and we want you to be prepared for tomorrow's surefire ticketing frenzy. But will the new law really make our roads safer? Some say no--we've got "brain overload."
  • The Bottleneck Blog's Steve Hymon had a sit-down with City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel and she revealed her plans to make transit more user-friendly, including getting buses to drop-off and pick up inside Burbank Airport, moving to stacked and valet parking (hmmm) at the 2 Valley Red Line lots, and running Red Line trains later on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • If California voters legalize marijuana come November, a police seizure like the one that recently happened in a Cypress trailer park might not go down the same.
  • Have you seen this guy? Police in West Covina have put out an APB for this 42-year-old escapee.
  • Another dead cat has been found in La Quinta. It's the 4th feline corpse that has been found in the past couple of months within a 1 mile radius of each other on streets and in yards, some disemboweled, some shot, but all suspicious.
  • Another body, this one unfortunately one of a man in his 40s, has been found on the street. The deceased, discovered under a bridge in Brea, appears to have expired about three days ago and is believed to be homeless.
  • Why has the US seen an increase in its Hispanic population in recent years? If you think it's immigration, you'd be wrong. It's a little bit more basic than that. That's right, it's birds-and-the-bees kind of basic.
  • Here's one story where the headline is infinitely more interesting/humorous than the actual story: "Naked Women's Wrestling League bests Carmen Electra in court ruling." Thanks, Daily News!