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It was hard not to think about fire this week | AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

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New Ads Say 'No on Prop 8' More Effectively A series of videos done in the style of the well-known Mac vs. PC campaign came out in the hopes of putting forth a positive and effective perspective on Proposition 8, and encouraging a No vote. The videos use the talents and charms of celebs like Margaret Cho and Molly Ringwald, and are, for many, a welcome relief after the many "slanderous and fear-mongering commercials from the Yes on Prop 8 campaign."

A Strikeout for Villaraigosa Somber civic leader in the face of raging wildfires by day, grinning Dodger fan by night. All part of the job for LA's Mayor? Or should Villaraigosa have spent his evening elsewhere?

Goodbye Sunset Junction Street Festival? What's to be the fate of the fun but troubled annual street fest in Silver Lake? According to one local business owner it comes down to a few desired options: "The festival should go away, go back to its original ways or be taken over by new organizers."

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Kings Crown Ducks 6-3 Despite falling behind early on to their local rivals the Anaheim Ducks, the LA Kings pulled out a 6-3 win. We've got some excellent photos of the on-ice action.

LAist Interview: Elmo and Abby Cadabby of Sesame Street Where do Sesame Street's Elmo and Abby Cadabby like to eat when they come to Los Angeles? (Turns out they are down to check out some Japanese eats and tea with scones and sandwiches.) They also like the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Bowl (but not for eating cereal in!), and the impressive musical fountain at the Americana in Glendale. It's not often LAist gets to sit down with furry characters (and their talented puppeteers) and see the city from a very different perspective.

Here's a Photo Showing How Intense the Fire is Well, there you go.