Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


This Week's Most Commented & Recommended

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

When you read something you like on LAist, we love it when you hit the "recommend" button, and we love it even more if you put your two cents' worth in the comments. Getting a dialog going with our readers and making sure we're giving you content you can use are top priorities for us.


Photo of a Shepard Fairey Obama billboard in Los Feliz by iamrob via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

So here are this week's top posts, as endorsed by you via the recommend feature, or as indicated by the level of talk going on in the comments:

Support for LAist comes from

Most Commented
Inauguration Team for Obama Stirs Prop 8 Fears After Choosing OC Pastor Rick Warren of Lake Forest's Saddleback Church was chosen by the Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which is causing the LGBT community to voice their opposition to Obama's choice. People are dismayed at Obama's selection, noting that it seems to represent not progress but the bigotry they believe Prop 8 condones.

Protests Tomorrow in Hollywood, Silver Lake Over Obama's Prop 8 Pastor A series of national protests called "Light Up the Night," aimed at pointing out the injustice of Prop 8 were organized by Join the Impact were re-focused at Obama and his selection of Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration.

Shepard Fairey on his TIME Magazine Cover "Echo Park artist Shepard Fairey was always widely known in Los Angeles for his ubiquitous OBEY images illegally plastered on walls in the streets and commissioned in clubs. But once his poster became the defining image of Barack Obama's bid for president, it also became Fairey's." Of course, this raised the ancient debate about just what line divides LA's East and West sides.