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The Week in Weeklies

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By week's end, LA is littered with dozens of free rags. LAist reads the weeklies so you don't have to. If there's anything we missed, let us know, or better yet drop it in the comments section below.

LA Weekly reviewed the gaffe-filled Q & A between Democratic presidential hopefuls and Hollywood gays. While not one candidate came out clearly in support of gay marriage, Bill Richardson slipped so hard as to insinuate that gayness is an opt-in lifestyle. Why'd they even show up? Oh yeah, $$$$$.

Also, Jessica Koslow interviewed Chuck D on the 20th anniversary of Public Enemy. Chuck D managed to compare PE to both the Beatles and the Stones -- and when it comes to the rap game, little argument can be made.

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The best cover illustration of the week comes from Citybeat's Jordan Crane, for a story on prison overcrowding. Unfortunately, the Web version of this went unedited for syntax and is difficult to read (don't forget to straighten those apostrophes and quot marks and touch up them emdashes, kids).

Downtown News' Jon Regardie wonders if Summer 2007 will be remembered as a Summer of Scandal or just another Summer of Love.

OC Weekly comes through this week with comprehensive ComicCon coverage from a geek and a n00b and a Lollapalooza slideshow.

Pasadena Weekly looks at the protections and dangers journalists face in the line of duty worldwide, in addition to a few instances locally where intimidation has gone a bit too far. Now, if only they'd lose those annoying double-green underlined sponsored ad links, it'd be easier to take all their content as seriously as this.

The Garden Grove Journal cried foul on a fake news story regarding one Damien Rollins, a 12-year-old Stanton boy who "ran away from home when his parents took away his World of Warcraft game." WoW. And if that's not enough, a hairy-chested Elvis impersonator graces the weekly's front page.

Worried about our parks? This week's Beverly Hills Weekly is devoted to controversy and issues surrounding proposals to renovate Roxbury Park.

The biweekly Burbank Leader documents Obama's visit to Piolín's morning show on 101.9 La Nueva. "This is the most important [campaign stop] because not only are you the biggest morning radio personality in the country, but you've been using your voice to advance justice and equality in this country," the presidential hopeful said.

The Malibu Times (registration required) profiled former Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, one of the nation's environmental experts and "rock stars." Also, an update on the ongoing rebuilding effort following January's Malibu Road fire.