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18 Things You Should’ve Read About L.A. This Week But Might Have Missed [9-19-2014]

September 19, 2014 by Brian Champlin

The Simpsons at the Bowl, parking meters for the homeless, cat friendly cafes, and $85 million mansions…

Did you miss some of the ongoings this week in Los Angeles? Check out the rundown below and, as always, if you want to stay connected to what’s going on in L.A. make sure to subscribe to our email list below.

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Cheers!



[Here’s last week’s rundown if you need to catch up on the last two weeks]

  1. Did you think you were the only one who was miserable during the heat wave? Here’s 16 memes that perfectly capture the experience we were all having this week [welikela.com]
  2. Everyday I try to find at least one thing that makes me grateful I live in L.A. This was Thursday’s reminder [welikela.com]
  3. One city councilperson has pushed to carve out $2 million in funds to renovate Pershing Square [welikela.com]
  4. So there’s an L.A. cafe that serves coffee in chocolate dipped ice cream cones… and here are some pics [welikela.com]
  5. Starting this past Monday, fare rates for Metro increased. Here’s the breakdown [welikela.com]
  6. Love cats? L.A.’s first cat friendly cafe is coming to Chinatown this October [welikela.com]
  7. In case you’ve ever wondered, this is what an $85 million mansion in Beverly Hills looks like [welikela.com]
  8. A Hollywood Food Fest is coming to Koreatown in October and it sounds delicious [welikela.com]
  9. Two bright orange meters that will be used to collect donations to help the homeless are now up and running in Pasadena [laist.com]
  10. A second sunbather at Venice Beach was run over by a county vehicle (no joke!). The second time it’s happend in the lastfour months [laist.com]
  11. The Simpsons at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend was pretty damn cool [theverge.com]
  12. A proposed measure to split California into six states failed to get the necessary signatures to get on the Nov. 2016 ballot [laweekly.com]
  13. In some of the saddest news of the wake, a man committed suicide on Monday by jumping off the roof of The Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles [laist.com]
  14. A proposed program would hit leash-less dog walkers with fines upwards of $100 [laist.com]
  15. A new parking app aims to monetize the act of finding public street parking. Is that really what we want…? [laweekly.com]
  16. Great feature this week in the Huffington Post about a Hawthorne police officer who is really getting it right [huffingtonpost.com]
  17. So it turns out L.A. is going to ease regulations on taxicabs in response to the growing competition from services like Uber and Lyft [latimes.com]
  18. And if you need something to do this weekend, check out the LAist’s weekend planner [laist.com]

This week’s photo, a beauty captured at the Griffith Park Observatory this past weekend. Thanks Carlos for being a loyal supporter of our community using #WeLikeLA!

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