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Echo Park Named One of Top 10 Great Neighborhoods This week, the American Planning Association "singled out Echo Park because of its breathtaking topography set in the hills above downtown, historic architecture, pedestrian-oriented streets and stairways, and engaged residents." Well, la di da, Echo Park! Who knew?

Two Polls Show Gay Marriage Ban Passing The Yes on Prop 8 people are raising money by the boatload to help tell voters that if Prop 8 doesn't pass their worst fears (per an email, "nightmares") would come true. Two adults pledging to love and honor each other for life is nasty, isn't it? Some polls are showing that Prop 8 may well see a victory in the voting booth come November.

A Call to End Metrolink Service On the heels of last month's tragic crash and in the wake of multiple discussions about safety and reliability, James E. Moore II, chairman of USC's department of industrial and systems engineering and director of the transportation engineering program, wrote in the Times that "if Metrolink service were discontinued tomorrow and all those passengers got back in their cars, there would be no perceptible change in freeway congestion or travel times."

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Shepard Fairey's New Window Installation Check out the windows of TenOverSix, an accessories boutique on Beverly between La Brea and Fairfax for two large and five small Shepard Fairey posters endorsing Obama. The artwork is meant to remind everyone to get out and vote for change, and will be auctioned off on October 16th.

Palindrome: The Best Site EVER It's not nice to play with your food, but it can be nice to play with your words, especially when the words of Republican VP nom Sarah Palin words are on the menu. Culver City's Jordan Kolasinski created Palindrome, a site where you can play around with things Palin has said, sort of like "magnetic poetry." Feel free to liberally sprinkle your new Palindromes with "you betcha."

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Rude Awakening for Varsity Brawlers The LA Derby Dolls pitted the loss-worn Fight Crew against the brand new Varsity Brawlers last weekend, and just to show them how they roll around the rink, the Fight Crew delivered a sound thrashing. Check out the killer pics!