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    "Los Doyers" T-shirt by Think Latin Style purchased in less regulated times. Photo: Lisa Borodkin/LAist The Dodgers have come a long way since Brooklyn. Having traded the Brooklyn trolleys for the Dodger Stadium Express, the only thing LA Dodger fans may be dodging in the near future may be search warrants from the anti-counterfeiting unit. The Dodgers continue to fit right into LA's diverse ethnic melting pot by applying for two federal marks in...
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    Wondering if the SoCal tech scene is forever destined to be the poor step-child of that other California metro area up North? Searching for an A-list technology conference in LA? Look no further than BlueGlass LA 2010, happening this Monday and Tuesday -- July 19 & 20 -- in Marina Del Rey. This ambitious new social media, online marketing and search technology conference was wooed to LA by popular demand. Why LA? "We had...
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    "Call it the New Hollywood," says Jonathan Small, General Manager of Break Media's Creative Lab. "Going pro" is the trend, according to new media agent Brandon Martinez of Abrams Artist Agency. A $1,600 home-grown video can be just as popular as a million-dollar Nike commercial, according to Blip.TV's Dina Kaplan, leaning into the microphone. "We have the metrics to prove it."
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    J.D. Ryznar is so freaking amazing. Seriously. Just watch his cult Channel 101 Internet television show, "Yacht Rock." By popular demand, the definitive final and twelfth episode of Yacht Rock will be premiered tonight in Downtown LA at the new home of Channel 101, the Downtown Independent Theater. This ends a saga created from 2005 to 2006, followed by a "Footloose"-themed sequel starring Jason Lee as Kevin Bacon in 2008....
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    The Second Annual Streamy Awards, held Sunday night at Downtown LA's Orpheum Theater, confirmed the establishment of web television as part of Hollywood's ecosystem. The awards ceremony included nods to traditional entertainment awards shows with a rumored streaker, gift bags, a formal dress code and the requisite running a half hour past schedule.
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    Last week, Factory Place Arts Complex celebrated its grand opening with an "Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms Party." The party was the brainchild of Josh Gray-Emmer and Stephanie Estes of AP Consulting, and is part of an ongoing series of projects to build a community and draw a creative, urban crowd to this neighborhood of Downtown LA. Gray-Emmer has an ambitious plan over the next few months to continue pioneering the Arts District. Loft Seven already...
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    This morning, the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) announced the nominations for the Second Annual Streamy Awards (the "Streamys"). Nominations for 34 categories selected by the IAWTV were announced, with nominations for the Audience Choice award to be announced later this month. The Streamys feature awards categories familiar from broadcast and cable television (Acting, Directing, Comedy Series, Dramatic Series) as well as categories that represent the content and format paradigm shifts in web...
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    Rocker and protest music revivalist Tom Morello, also known as the Nightwatchman, will be playing a free show today at 3 p.m. in the streets adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel to draw attention to hospitality workers who have been on a water-only fast since February 9. The workers are fasting to draw attention to health and safety conditions for workers at the Disney resort and to the 2-year contract dispute with the union. According...
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    LaughStub.com's Scot Richardson and Nasi Peretz, the winners of Twiistup's Wild Card Demo Night. (Lisa Borodkin/LAist) A comedy club ticketing business, Laughstub.com, will be laughing all the way to the Skirball Center on Thursday, as winner of the "Wild card" competition for a Showoff spot at Twiistup 7. Twiistup 7 kicked off at UCLA's Anderson School of Business Wednesday night with a keynote speech from Samasource founder Leila Janah and a rapid-fire, round of...
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    Last night, California for Haiti raised $14,000 at TiGeorges' Chicken restaurant for the relief efforts in Haiti. About 300, including plenty of local news, came out to the Echo Park eatery to raise money, donate goods, sort fact from rumor, eat chicken, watch the news, and collect contact information for those wanting to help. The turnout was so overwhelming the kitchen briefly ran out of food, but resumed after announcements until the last plate was...

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