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Diana Nyad talks about her successful swim in CNN's "New Day." Video with ad
Neighbors around the site of a proposed new fire station in Van Nuys are upset. DN
The city of Los Angeles is doing away with pay stations for street parking and going back to parking meters — the new digital meters that take plastic. People complained. LAT
Parking is now officially a problem in downtown's Arts District. LAT
Former Villaraigosa press aide Teddy Davis is running for the City Council seat that Tom LaBonge currently holds but has to give up due to term limits. DN/Orlov
Mayor Garcetti will hold office hours at the Van Nuys City Hall at 11:30 a.m.
New Garcetti aide Rick Jacobs visited LA's sister city in Croatia, Split, while vacationing on the Dalmatian coast. With photos. Dalmacija News
The LAUSD may now have to buy keyboards for all those iPads it provided to students. LAT
The Hollywood Bowl has survived the Beatles, Bill Clinton, Liberace and Leonard Bernstein, not to mention reconstructions, earthquakes, coyotes and the thump-thump-thumping of helicopters. But these days, the bowl is confronting a new challenge: debate over the four huge, high-definition video screens that made their debut this season. NYT
Listicle: 10 things to get over about Los Angeles and 10 things it will teach you to love. BuzzFeed | Plus: BuzzFeed's oldest staffer is 53 and "old enough to be the father of nearly every other editorial employee." Romenesko
Original Lone Ranger sidekick Jay Silverheels, nee Harry J. Smith, would never have been discovered and played Tonto if he hadn’t been in LA to play indoor lacrosse. NYT
Deadline Hollywood claims an exclusive it didn't have on "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting. Gawker