This, that, and another thing

Oops -- the NY Times' travel section on Sunday will have a piece about visiting Santa Barbara, our own Mark Lacter points out.

One week from tomorrow: the Great Los Angeles Walk.

Wondering about the void when Esa-Pekka Salonen hands over his baton to the LA Phil's next conductor, wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel? Not to worry -- there's a snazzy new web site for consolation.

Forget LA's car culture, it's our bike culture that's worth a look. LAist

Angelina and Morticia -- interesting resemblance.

Remember layaway? It's back. LA Eastside

Have I linked to my tiny black lab lately? No? Here she is again.

Planes flew over Hollywood and everyone got nervous. LA Now

Tsunami + San Onofre nuke plant = big trouble. OC Watchdog

Peru offers to send a bald dog the the allergy-prone Obama household. LA Unleashed

How the Grove managed to make a fake 110-foot tall Christmas tree look even more fake. Los Anjealous

Have you visited California Authors lately? Nice new re-design, same great content.

The Elegant Variation finds an elegant latte.

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