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By week's end, this town is regularly littered with a handful of free rags. Combined, these publications put the Tribune Company's Spring Street operation to shame as far as reporting on the dozens of municipalities that make up this metropolis of more than 12 million people. LAist reads the weeklies so you don't have to. If there's anything we missed, pretty please let us know, or better yet, drop it in the comments section below.


How did the man formerly known as Ned Holness come to own LA's comedy scene? Carl Kozlowski's gets inside the mind of Mencia and manages to knock down both Joe Rogan and George Lopez at the same time.

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Also, Dan Abendschein crunches the numbers and finds that Gov. Schwarzenegger confidently committed MTA-bound money to the schools, cuz, well, he must have thought the PTA was something other than the Public Transportation Act.

As a result of these misplaced funds, the MTA may have no choice but to adopt the Pretty Tight Ass approach of upping fares by more than 50 percent.

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Nikki Finke opens the gate to the LA Times bunker and discovers "a whorehouse." David Hiller was disgustingly tactless, she writes, in his implicating the now-resigned opinions editor in Grazergate when Hiller himself was apparently already planning an even larger breach of ethics by assigning former Sec Def (and Hiller racquetball buddy) Donald Rumsfeld to a current guest-editorship. "Throw the bum out," Finke writes.

Downtown News' Kathleen Nye Flynn scopes out Main Street's makeover and find things changing fast.

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Finally, Change Links' April Calendar of planned progressive activities and events is posted.