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Solo SUV & Hummer Drivers Could Get Car Pool Lane Access A Senator's bill proposes a radical shift in how carpool lanes in California could be used. One of the post's top commenters: The Senator himself!

LAist Liveblogs the Oscars One LAist's take on the red carpet madness (oh, Ryan Seacrest!) and the annual circle jerk known as Hollywood's biggest party.

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Does No One Care Anymore? Do the residents of Silver Lake and Angelinos at large care about the "Figure 8" wall that has become a public tribute to the late musician Elliott Smith? When taggers took over the sign this week, the community's reaction was varied.

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Silver Lake Cares In response to the above query "Does No One Care Anymore?" Silver Lake responded with a resounding "WE CARE!" when the wall in question was repainted, and the memorial re-initiated.

WARNING: There is a 50% Chance You Will Be Carjacked By A Yuppie Sometime Tonight Between 5:30 and 8:30 Once a year Starbucks locations all over the country shut down for 3 hours to "re-train" their baristas, and latte junkies shudder in fear. (This was also LAist's #2 Most Commented)

Post Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel is Fucking Ben Affleck The video celeb-a-palooza response to Sarah Silverman's "I'm Fuckin' Matt Damon" video gift to boyfriend Kimmel. Turnabout is fair play, lovebirds!

Photo of the Figure 8 wall in Silver Lake pre-tagging and repainting taken last summer by Lush.i.ous via the LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr. Posts about the evolution of the wall got your interest this week on LAist