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Extra, Extra: Taste the Bright Lights

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  • The votes are in, and it was 11-3 in favor on the LA City Council today for Metro's sales tax proposal and expenditure plan. Streetsblog has all the info on what this means for funds and transit.
  • Getting around downtown on a Friday night could get a lot easier if Perry and Greuel get things DASH-ing.
  • The Bottleneck Blog poses a pressing question today: Should Batman relocate to L.A.? (Would he be more likely to move here if he knew he'd have a better time walking in Skid Row than in Bel Air?)
  • Speaking of walking in Downtown, CurbedLA will hook you up with a photo walk-through of the new Broadway Plaza Loft Project, so you can ogle the spaces you won't be able to afford when they open up.
  • The race for the three open seats on the Huntington Beach City Council just got a little, well, racier, thanks to candidate Allen Baylis, an attorney who also happens to be a nudist.
  • Things are going up and up, but not in a good way; the jobless rate in LA is 7%, a marked and rapid increase from the previous 5%.
  • It's a little less "Welcome to the Jungle" and a lot more "Welcome to the Slammer" for former Guns N'Roses drummer Steven Adler, who was arrested early this morning for drug possession and on an "unspecified outstanding warrant."
  • Looks like K-Fed will keep on in his role as the main parental unit for his two sons, while baby mama Britney Spears will continue to have visitation. A custody agreement was reached today that will most likely cancel out the Family Court trial scheduled for next month here in Los Angeles.