This Week's Most Popular
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.
Beyonce and Hugh Jackman during a musical number (AP Photo)
So here are this week's top three posts, as endorsed by you via the recommend feature, or as indicated by the level of talk going on in the comments...
Republicans Still Bashing Train from Disneyland to Las Vegas Idea
"Please, stop using this fictitious and silly symbol to sell your point of view, it's weak," we pleaded the morning after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave his response to Barack Obama's big "State of the Union" like speech this week. Not surprisingly, the selected voice of the GOP had sharp criticisms of the President and stimulus bill including trying to reduce the MagLev train between Anaheim and Las Vegas to "bridge to nowhere" levels. As in, it's a project that doesn't have funding, and that is less about Disneyland and more about moving people between two major economic centers.
If You Can't Get Me & My 14 Kids on TV, You Can't Help Me
OctoMom Nadya Suleman was offered free 24/7 help caring for her 14 kids thanks to a non-profit group, but she turned them down. The group said they would not permit the 33-year-old single mom to have the camera crew for her as-yet-secured reality TV show working while they were there because of the health risk it posed. Now high profile attorney Gloria Allred is filing a request with Children's Services to be sure they look into Suleman's ability to care for her brood.
Oscars 2009: Liveblogging the Academy Awards
LAist had a spot on the red carpet for last Sunday's big awards season grand finale, and then had a spot backstage during the show. We liveblogged as the stars took the stage in all their finery, and accepted the industry's top honors of the year. We saw Ben Stiller channel Joaquin Phoenix, Angelina Jolie smile as her man's ex Jennifer Aniston presented with Jack Black, Beyonce and host Hugh Jackman trod the boards, and Slumdog Millionaire nab Best Picture.