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  • The annual Echo Park Lotus Festival fared pretty well this weekend--despite the lack of, well, lotuses.
  • Preservation of the work of well-known architects is a respected pursuit...unless you're looking to preserve a set of tract homes designed by Paul Williams in Rancho Palos Verdes.
  • A Garden Grove woman went from being a part-time social worker to a full-time lotto winner when her scratcher netted her $750k.
  • These mailboxes in Canoga Park are the bomb! No, wait, they have bombs in them, and the LAPD are looking for two young suspects behind the crime.
  • So is this a sort-of case of poetic justice? An exec from TV's Access Hollywood is recovering from a snake bite that kept her out of work all during the Michael Jackson death coverage bonanza.
  • Speaking of the late Gloved One, does his sister LaToya think he was murdered?
  • Here's a great Q&A with one of the LA-based finalists for that sweet 6-month gig blogging about wine up in Sonoma.
  • It's the Hair-plane! Read the whirlwind recap by Broadway's Hair revival cast member Gavin Creel as he and 49 other jet-setting hippies make a quick trip to L.A. to appear on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tonight.