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Sad news: P-64, a mountain lion who made headlines earlier this year for his multiple freeway crossings, survived the initial danger of last month's Woolsey Fire, but was found dead earlier this week, National Park Service officials said.⠀ ⠀ The remains of P-64 were discovered in a remote area of the Simi Hills that burned in the fire, which scorched 88 percent of park land in the Santa Monica Mountains. All four of his paws were burned, which NPS biologists suspect happened as he moved through the burn zone. More via the link in bio. (📸: Courtesy National Park Service)
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29Rooms, the art installation (slash selfie opportunity) from Refinery29 is back in L.A. They have celeb collaborators like Lena Waithe and Kesha, plus numerous artists and others helping to curate a wide variety of experiences. We took a tour this week — check it out via our IG story today, or head to the link in bio for a full rundown of all the rooms. (📸: Mike Roe/LAist)
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Four years ago, California enacted a law that requires a driver passing a bicyclist to stay at least 3 feet away. It's called the Three Feet for Safety Act. Ever heard of it? If not, that may be because it's been enforced in L.A. just 13 times since taking effect. ⠀ ⠀ "Even though there is the three feet law, I'm never going to feel safe sharing the road with cars. There's just, there's no way," said bike commuter Topher Hendricks, pictured here. ⠀ ⠀ Southern California has the building blocks of a bike utopia — year-round great weather, a flat grid of wide roads, and a health- and environmentally-conscious population. The reality? Bicycling Magazine deemed Los Angeles America's worst city for bikes. Link in bio for the full story. (📸: Susanica Tam for LAist)
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We love In-N-Out Burger. We'll fight you if you talk smack about it. But as much as we love the sinner, we hate the sin — and In-N-Out's original sin is their fries. The fries are pale, limp, undersalted potato tubes that begin congealing into a soggy, oily mass the moment they emerge from the fryer — and we're not alone in thinking this. Fortunately, we know why this is the case — and how to order them so they'll at least be golden and edible. Link in bio. (📸: Elina Shatkin/LAist)
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Drive safely, folks! #LARain⠀ ⠀ (📸: @beccamurrayphoto)
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A plan to legalize and regulate sidewalk vending has been working its way through City Hall for years. Today, L.A.'s City Council approved it with a 13-0 vote. The vote was met with cheers of "Sí se pudo!" from a jubilant crowd of street vendors outside City Hall this morning.⠀ ⠀ Under the new plan, vendors will eventually be able to pay a fee and get a permit for sidewalk vending. These fees will be used to help police the program and educate the vendors about the permit system. Link in bio for more details. (📸: Leslie Berestein Rojas/LAist)
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Down by the river...⠀ ⠀ (📸: @beccamurrayphoto)
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Sure, a holiday tree and strings of lights around the house are nice. But what if you're the sort of maximalist who wants to see thousands, even millions, of lights? We rounded up a few destinations in SoCal to indulge those grid-draining desires — link in bio. (📸: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brooklyn Bagel Bakery opened 65 years ago, in 1953, in West Adams. It moved to its current location at 2217 Beverly Blvd., near the corner of Alvarado, in 1965. In 2015, Vanik Elchibegian bought the bagel shop — and three months later, the roof of Brooklyn Bagel collapsed. Authorities red-tagged the building, and no one was allowed inside.⠀ ⠀ Last Friday, Brooklyn Bagel threw open its doors. The retail area is now much smaller. The display case is new and the counter is in a different place. A few unpopular items — the banana walnut bagel, the energy bar — have been removed from the menu. The layout has changed but the bagels are just as good. Read all about it via the link in bio. (📸: Elina Shatkin/LAist)
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As part of her "Becoming" book tour, @michelleobama stopped by the Para Los Niños early education center on Skid Row today to read to a group of four-year-olds. Her audience was fully engaged. With the visit, she also launched a 1 million book donation to the nonprofit First Book — her staff said she wanted to come here to make a statement about the importance of reading in the early years. More at the link in bio. (🎥: Priska Neely/LAist)
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The anonymous artists of street art collective Indecline hit the New Beverly, the Nuart, and the Palace Theatre with signs that included the names of men whose names have come to light thanks to the #MeToo movement. ⠀ ⠀ "The design was to help disrupt what we're calling Hollywood's conspiracy of silence surrounding the Me Too movement," a representative for Indecline told LAist, "and particularly protecting the patriarchy, the leaders of the industry — whether it's a Weinstein or some of the bigger actors, directors involved in these allegations." Link in bio for more. (📸: Courtesy Indecline)
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UPDATE: P-22 was located and is safe, the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area said late Wednesday. Original post: Roughly 20,000 acres, or 86 percent, of the federally owned Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area has burned in the #WoolseyFire. Park officials say three mountain lions remain unaccounted for, including the famous P-22 (although they note P-22's collar can only be tracked in person, so officials haven't yet been able to track them in the field). ⠀ ⠀ The threat of mudslides is also "a big concern," a National Park Service spokeswoman said. Link in bio for more on how the fire is impacting wildlife in the area. (📸: Miguel Ordeñana)
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