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Farewell Indie 103.1
It's hard to be Indie when you're a mainstream broadcast radio station, which is what 103.1 admitted this week. Tuesday's on air content was sandwiched between the same ominous (sanctimonious?) recorded announcement that Indie 103.1 was to be no more; they're packing up and heading to the internets where they can go back to being as Indie as they wanna be without the corporate pressure. Tune into 103.1 now, amigos, and you'll get yet another Spanish music station...El Gato. Rrrrrrowl!

LA Strips Down For 'No Pants Day 2k9'
It's a venerable tradition that finally made its way out west, where it may have been colder than it looked as hundreds of improv (and underwear) enthusiasts stripped down to their skivvies and hopped on a subway bound for Hollywood. Yes, it's No Pants Day, and their 2k9 day in LA was a hoot for participants and observers alike. Before you go debating its importance, just try to remember what having fun is all about. Then look at our awesome photos!

28 Things to do in Los Angeles in the Dead of Winter
Dear cold places everywhere: Suck it! It's the middle of winter, and for us Angelenos that means bright sun, warm days, cool nights, and a plethora of things to do in the great outdoors that don't involve mittens, thick socks, long underwear, or down-filled jackets. Behold suggestions of 28 ways you can enjoy this beautiful weather!