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What are these people pointing at? (Photo by Nathan Nowack/Used with permission)

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CRANK Mob, the Hedonistic Bacchanal, Don’t Hold Anything Back, Screaming, Drinking, Smoking, Screw Everybody Else, Bike Ride around Los Angeles.
"Guest writer Teddy Leshnick often rides with the part-time fun, part-time rebellion group Crank Mob. Last Saturday, he and photographer Nathan Nowack took to the streets on the ride and took note of what they observed. [...] This mob was different than others because of its disjointed start points. Usually, the everyone meets at Sawtelle and La Grange, and like the CRANK Mob website advertises, rides strictly around West L.A. Because of January’s large size, the mob’s council of elders decided to split into four start points, ranging from Los Feliz to Culver City. This set the mood for a hectic, disorganized and dangerous ride."

How to Find Out Why an LAPD Helicopter is Circling Above Your Home
Angelenos, we're just going to have to accept it: "Helicopter noise is an ubiquitous aural sensation that's here to stay." But shouldn't we know why they are droning on and on overhead and beaming their light into your yard and windows? The LAPD isn't using Twitter (yet?) but, as it so happens, there is something our commenters have dubbed the "Ghetto Bird Hotline." Find out in this post what number to call, put it in your phone, and put it to use.

Fire Department Advises Community Emergency Teams to be Prepared for a Possible Earthquake
"You can't predict an earthquake, but there's been a certain amount of buzz around city hall water coolers this week regarding a plethora of minor and moderate tremblers taking place around Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea, 150 miles east of Los Angeles." Experts tend to agree that series of earthquakes are just that...but now is as good as time as ever to double check and be sure you have a survival plan and supplies in place...just in case.