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  • The future and and of the Los Angeles region's transportation system? The big Metro board meeting is taking place this week and LA Streetsblog has a preview.
  • Bistro LQ Opens on Beverly Blvd. tonight, offering atypical bistro fare including "uni tapioca pudding with yuzu and osyters, "oat meal" with fennel lobster broth and cinnamon roasted lobster, and squab with duck hearts and duck gizzard."
  • Cupcake Watch: Blue Cupcake can now be found at Lot44 in Downtown.
  • Laurette Healey, who led the effort to annex a part of Van Nuys in to Sherman Oaks, has dropped out of the race for LA Council District 2 in the Valley.
  • Interesting that this did not come out before they built that new elephant exhibit was approved earlier this year. A fine over animal deaths at the LA Zoo was paid in January 2008 but was not disclosed until this week.
  • Issues like camping get Malibu residents lawsuit angry.
  • A bad economy means more bodies are left unclaimed at the county morgue.
  • Apparently hands-free cell phone use while driving is not safer. It's simply the conversation that's the problem, says a report.
  • How many prisoners will be released because of the state budget deal? 27,000 is the current estimate.
  • "Isn't it like the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, when faced with a 100-year drought, to stop giving rebates to customers who purchase water-saving toilets and appliances?" questions the LA Weekly.