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Looking Back on LAist 1.0

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Since I post most of my entries at night, it's fitting that the last task before going to bed includes an acknowledgement of this blog's first year anniversary. I'm thrilled that we made it to this milestone without getting sued (so far). We couldn't have done it without all the great writers who have contributed their thoughts, time and patience. We're glad to be around and really appreciate the dialogues we've hosted in the comments section. LAist wouldn't exist without its readers. Thank you.

Here's a few posts that still make me smile and best manifest the ambitions we had for the site:

-Taxi Talk
-The Arrogance & Entitlement Report: A&E Parking Ticket
-Christy Hobart on Storybook Houses in LA
-Krump Change