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Extra, Extra: Straight NYC-ers 'Oppressed' by Gay Marriage?

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  • The National Organization for Marriage is saying that straight New Yorkers are becoming "oppressed" by possibly having to accept gay marriage as law. Say whaaa???
  • Yvonne Jean Pampellonne, 30, of Liguna Niguel stole an identity, opened a line of credit and bought herself some new boobs. But when she failed to show for follow-up appointments, this raised a red flag. Doctors used the implant tracking numbers to find Pampellonne, and now she's facing the possibility of 3 years and 8 months in prison. It's pretty obvious the things that are important to her (as her myspace states), "Setting an example for my daughter. Showing her there are better things in life."
  • Up now on the Recession chopping block - newspaper stands. Only the locations in the most populated areas have been surviving, with the rest having to turn into cigarette shops just to survive.
  • It's the most wonderful time of the year - Scripps Spelling Bee time, and a Valencia girl made it all the way to the Semi's today. 13-year-old, Paige Vasseur, failed to advance though after misspelling, "skeuomorph" - an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material. Way to represent, though!
  • Joe's Pizza first invaded SoCal in Santa Monica, now the NYC staple is coming to WeHo. They'll be located at the old Cristoni Pizzeria, 8539 Sunset Blvd. Loosen them belts, ya'll!
  • LAX is looking to get some good restaurant and shopping upgrades going in the airport. Good thing because CPK, Karl Strauss, and Wolfgang are pretty played out. Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of the airport agency says, "we need more cutting-edge, more contemporary and more L.A.-centric approaches."
  • Prompted by the LA Times referring to various intersections along La Brea Blvd as "west Los Angeles," the LA Weekly became curious enough to enter a long-fought Los Angeles debate--defining neighborhoods, something the Times is taking seriously in their Mapping L.A. Project.