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Win Tickets to See Sigur Rós at The Greek On Oct. 2 Geez, with 100 comments, you'd think we were giving cool stuff like concert tickets away! Oh, wait... we were! Of course, we do make our readers work for it, so this giveaway post grew into a list of ways to get around town without a car. Warm up those sneakers and your Metro pass...

Obama in Los Angeles Tuesday Can we call him just the nominee yet, or do we have to say "presumptive" still? Well, in any event, the Dems main man came to LA for the first time since rising to the top of the heap and held a Hollywoodite heavy fundraiser at Disney Hall.

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Broken Red Line Train + 400 Passengers + Rush Hour It doesn't happen often here, but when something breaks down, for some it's like all hell breaking loose. Tuesday night during rush hour found hundreds of Red Line users stranded for 80 minutes due to a train stuck between Hollywood and Universal City. And naturally those loudspeaker announcements were frequent, accurate, and crystal clear for all to hear. Ahem.

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The Mickipedia to Becoming a Derby Doll Micki Krimmel is a web-savvy new media consultant (you may know her as Mickipedia) who's working her way to becoming a Derby Doll. You might see her this weekend at the big Battle on the Bank tournament, too!

This Will Make You Smile This video challenges you to figure out just where the heck Matthew Harding is. Perhaps he's in LA. Hmmm. Where the Hell is Matt? We won't tell, you'll have to watch.

George Carlin Dies at Age 71 Legendary comedian George Carlin succumbed to heart failure this week. His legacy of humor, truth, wordplay, and frank (and, yes, foul) language affected multiple generations.

Photo of a crowded Red Line platform by Zach Behrens/LAist