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These strawberry cupcakes from Leyna's Kitchen took "Best Overall" in the Cupcake Challenge | Photo by Elise Thompson/LAist

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Are 'California Stops' All That Bad? The "Like, I totally paused!" defense gets discussed.

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ALC Cyclist Taken Down by Hit & Run Motorist Randy Cruz was struck while riding her bike home from work by a driver who hid in a parking lot after hitting Cruz. Nice.

The Cupcake Challenge Winners! The top picks from last weekend's Cupcake extravaganza are announced. (Warning, this post may cause your teeth to fall out and your tummy to ache thanks to the sugar content.)

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Special Sneak Preview of The Simpsons Ride D'oh! Take a fantastical animated journey inside Krusty the clown's mouth to help save Maggie from her kidnapper!

Photo Essay: The Kooks Invade LA LAist was smitten by the Brit band who--in a genius publicity stunt; hats off to you guys!--moved around Westwood playing at different spots until finally settling in at the Kibbitz room of Canter's.

Late-Night Snack: Vegan Bacon Wrapped 'Pigs' in a Blanket Who knew that pastry packed in a tube is vegan? "Snack" Behrens rescues the non-meat eaters with a quick and easy recipe for grub.

New 1930s Cocktail Menu at Lawry's the Prime Rib The legendary Bev Hills eatery launches retro cocktails that get the Caroline on Crack seal of approval. (But what's with those little meatballs?)

Sports Illustrated Takes Note: Jose Canseco + LAist What can we say? We still get a kick out of seeing our name in print!!!