Happy Birthday, Los Angeles!

Need an excuse to extend the holiday eating binge a few more hours? Our city turns 226 today. Cake for everybody!

LA City Nerd has the details and links galore, including one to the city's 173 officially-designated communities.

There's an item in Pasadena Weekly, too. Seems the annual ôLos Pobladores" walk took place on Sunday. On foot from the San Gabriel Mission to downtown LA in the weekend heat - that's loving LA.

Even the Washington Post takes note, in a blog by Emil Steiner called "Real, strange news."

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