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- Say the n-word 11 times and the heat will follow. L.A.-based radio host Dr. Laura will end her show at the end of this year following her controversial use of the word.
- After two years of renovation, the Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo has officially reopened.
- Blah. State furloughs are back, affecting some 144,000 state employees.
- A developer wants "to carve up a single Echo Park lot in order to build eight separate homes - each less than 20-feet wide."
- Thanks to this in Eagle Rock, here's your lede of the day: "It's not that this house is so outrageously hideous, it's that it's so ordinarily hideous." True that.
- Who leaked information to the LA Times about deaths of children monitored under the Department of Children and Family Services? L.A. County supervisors want to know, but should they seek it out?
- Poking fun at Meg Whitman's endorsement from a police officers union, which she has announced twice now.
- Griffith Park Wayist profiles Mitch Englander, chief-of-staff for Councilmember Greig Smith and frontrunner to take his boss' seat in the Northwest Valley.
- Hatfield's earned a spot on Bon Appetit's "Ten Best New Restaurants in America" list, even though it's not a new restaurant, just a new location.