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  • It's Taco Madness, baby! With a capital, T! LATACO is holding Sabrocho! Taco Madness 2009, and they're down to the Elite 8. Make sure to get your vote in.
  • Lookin' for a home, buckaroo? Well, mosey on down to Culver City and belly up to the saloon, grab some chow and put a down payment on your new 2 br./2 ba. fixer upper.
  • If any brown eggs you have that may have ventured into So Cal via Nor Cal or western Nevada., don't eat 'em. Those little eggy-weggs have been recalled for possibly containing salmonella.
  • We mentioned earlier that Sarah Silverman was bringing some friends out for her show tomorrow night, and a little birdie just told us to expect Zach Galifianakis.
  • The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will probably approve offering a pair of $10,000 rewards for two unrelated homicide's. All you with your mouth shut, time to step up.
  • 21-year-old, Juan Lopez of Los Angeles threw his girlfriend's dog down a storm drain after having a fight with her. Good thing is that the Shih Tzu puppy was recovered unharmed and Lopez was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, bad thing is that Lopez posted bail and was released yesterday.
  • You like wine, texting, and Venice on Tuesday nights? Well you are the perfect candidate to text Venice Beach Wines, find out what wines they are pouring on Tuesday, and head over for the tasting.
  • Do you blame the kids, the parents or the teachers? Victorville's Susie Matthews Academy was just ranked the 33rd worst school our of 100 where zero-point-zero students passed the math and language sections of the 2007-2008 tests. "The principal blames it on a high level of violence at the school. Two thirds of the students were expelled from their previous schools. And the poverty rate is high -- about 93 percent of students get free or reduced price lunches."
  • With all of the LA Times layoffs, one small silver lining comes in news that The Times is launching a new website. Westside Watch will focus on all of your happenings in Westwood, Century City, Bel-Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, and the incorporated cities of Santa Monica, Culver City, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.