This Week's Most Commented & Recommended
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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:
Slice of Life LA: Killin' the Bacon If we have learned one thing this week, Angelenos, it's that you love hot dogs and you question authority. This is the story of a crackdown at Hollywood & Highland on the bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors and their goods and equipment, and the pictures that tell the tale of everything being confiscated.
Bicycles Oversaturate Metro Rail & Busway With the higher gas prices came the increased usage of bicycles this summer. Whether it was driver vs cyclist or police against cyclist, the battle for street space continues, and now space on our rail and bus lines is a battlefield between bicycle and bodies.
Metro to Present Something to the Sea The time is nearing for Metro to announce what they recommend should be the mode of transit for the Westside Extension. Will it be a subway down Wilshire Blvd.? Down Santa Monica Blvd. to Wilshire? Both? Just buses? Metro is keeping a tight lid on what these recommendations are until further notice.
Warped Tour: An Assault on the Senses Sure to Leave Lasting Memories Guest Blogger Sheri Zampelli (paired with photographs by Michael Zampelli) bring us a report from the wilds of the Warped Tour (it's "kinda like a combination between going to Disneyland and Las Vegas in the same day" they tell us). It's the best of the fest from father/son mohawks to rockin' music to pure sensory overload, complete with kick-ass pictures.
CA Supreme Court To Bigots: Yes, You Have To Actually Do Your Jobs California doctors have been given the final word: You cannot deny health care and medical services to someone because they are homosexual based on religious beliefs. To quote: "Let's never forget that no one forces Christian bigots* (and bigots of other religions) to enter professions that require them to provide services to people they despise. [...] *Not to be confused with Christians who aren't bigots."
It's Not Just Hot Dogs, LAPD After Fruit Carts Seriously, what do the cops have against carts? (Okay, health code violations, right?) But now it's not just the bacon-wrapped dogs, it's the carts of yummy fresh fruit, too! Seriously?
Dave Matthews Band Member Dies in Los Angeles The DMB sax player died suddenly this week following complications from the ATV accident he had in June on his farm in Virginia. He was in town for rehab; the band's show went on that night at the Staples Center.