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LA Mag wasn't kidding (like the photog behind this April Fool's pic) when they put Mayor V. on their June cover; Photo by GarySe7en via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
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The Big Burrito Battle: LA or SF?
Okay, kittens, put your claws back in. No need to scratch an old wound. It's a battle for the ages...LA v. SF in the great burrito debate. Jonathan Gold decided to throwdown, and the -ists had to hop on board and engage. What makes a burrito superior? Is it a quintessential NorCal nosh, or can LA make a claim to fame? Who puts cats in their burritos, anyhow? I mean, seriously?

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Video: Officer Kicks Surrendered Suspect in the Head
This past week, a long car chase "whipped through freeways and city streets of the San Gabriel Valley," and ended when "the car careened into a car and the driver split into a neighborhood, but soon gave up once he realized there was no where to go. That's where this video from NBC Los Angeles comes in: the first El Monte police officer to reach the suspect, who is already on the ground with his hands spread, kicks him in the head." In the aftermath, the Police Union say that kick was justified.

Los Angeles Magazine to Mayor Villaraigosa: FAIL
Three cheers for Failure! Because that's what the cover of Los Angeles magazine emblazoned across their June cover in a story on our Mayor's kickoff to his second term in office. So who really gets the "F" here anyhow? Is it Mayor Tony? Or the voters for putting him in office? Or the legacy of failure that has resulted in low voter turnout, political apathy, and inadequately educated Angelenos? Hip-hip-hooray!