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You Want Portishead? We've Got Portishead! Come Get a Pair of Tickets to their Private Rehearsal Oh, yeah... we ran a little contest here on LAist this week, and it yielding a ton of comments (uh, since we asked you to comment)! You've helped us help you all week when it comes to surviving the insanity that is Coachella (now with 100% more Prince).

LAist Inbox: $200 Ticket for Smoking on a Burbank Sidewalk? A reader gets caught with his butt showing in Burbank--a legal no-no for almost a year now. Ranting ensues. Debate in comments about these kinds of laws follows.

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They Say the Earthquake is Likely to Strike... Guess what? THE BIG ONE IS COMING!!!

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Dodgers vs. Pirates: A Photo Gallery How 'bout them Dodgers? You like the photos of the game...but is it because of the ass cracks, or the great plays?

Live From New York - LAist @ Saturday Night Live East Coast meets West Coast when LAist is in the audience for last week's SNL. Our TV Junkie Tom tells all.

Every City Has Its Mysteries The search for a mysterious location that showed up in some old black & white pictures (see above) led LAist's Jacy Young on several treks into the overgrown hillsides of Los Angeles, looking for a spider, a wasp, and a onetime swimming pool. She unearths for us some cool local history and tells the tale of the Spider Pool ruins.

Photo of women posing at the Spider Pool used with thanks to Rowanart and Old Bubblehead