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20 Million Gallons of Drinking Water Lost in UCLA Flood

laweekly.com — The L.A. Department of Water and Power said that gusher of a "trunk line" break that caused massive flooding on the UCLA campus cost Angelenos 20 million gallons of perfectly good drinking water. See also: UCLA Flooded by Tons of Water (PHOTOS) What's perhaps more amazing than that figure is that...
Jul 31, 2014

Jeez .... 20 Million Gallons of Drinking Water Lost in UCLA Flood laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweekly

Is "Louis Slungpue" a Firefighter? He Says So on KFI

laweekly.com — "Louis Slungpue," the fake DWP spokesman who briefly convinced reporters at ABC7 on Tuesday that flooding at UCLA might have been caused by a cherry bomb down a toilet, or "a real large dump," is an instant prankster folk hero. We weren't the least bit surprised to learn that the man...
Jul 31, 2014

ABC7's "Louis Slungpue"-gate worsens: They didn't even spell the caller's fake name right!! laweekly.com/informer/2014/… via @laweeklynews

Botulism Leads to Recall of Pesto and Other Sauces

laweekly.com — In case you were getting all worked up about ebola, we've got something a little closer to home to worry about: A local produce company has voluntarily recalled several of its products after two cases of food-borne botulism were reported, according to the California Department of Public Health. That's right,...
Aug 01, 2014

Great kicker frm LA Weekly food blog: "We’ve said it before & we’ll say it again: Don’t trust hipsters wthe canning!" m.laweekly.com/squidink/2014/…

Cambodian Rap Is Starting to Blow Up in Long Beach

laweekly.com — With "I'm a Cambo," Yung Tee and CS are repping a culture far from the usual Asian-American clichés. In May, the two Long Beach rappers released the music video for "I'm a Cambo" - an anthem to their shared Cambodian heritage, in the style of Jermaine Dupri's "Welcome to Atlanta"...
Jul 31, 2014

RT @shelbygrad: GOOD READ: On the streets of Long Beach, Cambodian Rap is "blowing up." (it's kinda gangsta) laweekly.com/westcoastsound… @LAWeekly

Jul 31, 2014

GOOD READ: On the streets of Long Beach, Cambodian Rap is "blowing up." (it's kinda gangsta) laweekly.com/westcoastsound… @LAWeekly

Jul 31, 2014

Love this story by @thesarahbennett about Cambodian rappers in LBC — and their new Jay-Z style anthem laweekly.com/westcoastsound… via @laweekly

On the Run: L.A.'s Best Spots for Outdoor Running

laweekly.com — Whether you need two hands to count the number of marathons you've completed, or just purchased your first pair of running shoes, L.A. has some terrific trails that will make you sweat while showing off some of the more beautiful parts of our city. Take a lap along the California...

Get on Up Is an Inspired James Brown Biopic

laweekly.com — He couldn't have known it at the time, but James Brown's debut recording and first chart hit - made in 1956 with The Famous Flames - is a question that contains its own answer. The lyrics to "Please, Please, Please" speak, pretty obviously, of sexual desire. But Brown's voice is...
Jul 31, 2014

The brilliant @szacharek is killing it this week. Her review of GET ON UP is fantastic (and seconded by me). laweekly.com/2014-07-31/fil…

In Calvary, Brendan Gleeson Shows He's One of the Best Actors Alive

laweekly.com — In Calvary, Brendan Gleeson plays a Catholic priest who plods through a rustic Irish village that's more brutal than beautiful. The beach is gray, the waves are choppy, and the wind whips his ankle-length black cassock as though every step were a fight against nature. In some ways, it is...
Jul 31, 2014

On the vulnerable giant Brendan Gleeson -- one of the finest actors alive -- and his new film CALVARY laweekly.com/2014-07-31/fil…

L.A. TV Anchors Punk'd by Fake DWP Spokesman Louis Slungpue (VIDEO)

laweekly.com — Most reporters in town could tell you who the main L.A. Department of Water and Power spokesman is. He's a City Hall veteran, and if you cover this town, you'll have run across him. But the odd-sounding name of this particular DWP spokesman didn't appear to set off any alarms...