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- New York City-based Grub Street launched a Los Angeles version of their foodie blog yesterday. First order of business: Katsuya2Go!
- Metro is looking at speeding up the timelines for three rail projects, but Streesblog LA questions the fiscal reality of that idea.
- Mayor Villaraigosa may have to report his recent trip to Africa because it was paid for by the Academy of Achievement, which is partially funded by Philip Anschutz of AEG. Last year, the group gave him $4371.97 in travel-related expenses, according to Eric Spillman's The News Blog on KTLA.
- Singer Brandy settled a lawsuit with the survivor of a crash on the 405 that left one dead.
- This week is the 50th anniversary of a nuclear meltdown above Chatsworth.
- Nice feature story about a teen who plays violin music for patients at the VA Medical Center in Loma Linda.
- David Dominguez at Youth Radio, a journalism program that focuses on South LA, talks about all the fast food that's available and how little healthy alternatives there are. He's happy to discover Grand Central Market in downtown.
- CalArts launched a blog today named after their address' street number, 24700. Ironically, the school has talked itself up for years as a 24/7 campus of innovative and experimental arts. Congrats to LAist's Arts & Events Editor at her new gig over there!