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- Sad day for blogging. Sean Bonner and Jason DeFillippo are shutting down the Metroblogging Network. That means the L.A. version, which has seen 14,313 posts and 60,645 comments in its lifetime, will go, too.
- Earlier this week we showed you the walkstreets of Venice. This weekend is a great chance to see even more of the neighborhood through the Venice Home & Garden Tour (it's for a good cause!)
- To save money, the LAPD is shutting down four evidence rooms. The move could mean fewer officers on the streets.
- High surf is expected this weekend. So much, conditions might end up dangerous.
- The Tour of California will be in downtown Los Angeles tomorrow. Here's where to watch if your heading down.
- "The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 12.3 percent in April, the same rate as March, the state Economic Development Department reported today."
- A freeway shooter in the Inland Empire has shot at about 30 cars, damaging vehicles and breaking windows. Police say a BB gun is being used and no one has been hurt
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