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L.A., Anaheim try to lure popular Comic-Con

April 9, 2010 | 10:26 am

Comic convention wooed: The Times blog Money & Company reports on efforts to bring the popular comic book convention Comic-Con to Los Angeles:

"Since organizers of Comic-Con said they have outgrown the San Diego Convention Center -- the festival's home since the 1970s -- L.A. and the city of Anaheim have launched campaigns to lure the celebration of comic books and pop culture."

Customer unleashes pit bull on cable technician: The Eastsider LA is reporting on a Time Warner Cable customer who unleashed his put bull on a technician sent to disconnect him:

After confronting the technician, the angry cable customer fetched his pit bull and sent the dog charging at the cable installer, who fled to the roof of his van parked in the 500 block of North Heliotrope Avenue, reports Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division.

Street shrine grows in Brentwood: Tabloid baby is reporting on a growing street memorial for a 13-year-old girl who was killed in February crossing Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood (via LAist):

More than a month later, the memorial to Julia has become a living shrine, with flowers arrangements replaced by a tended nursery of live potted flowers, new teddy bears, candles, messages and signs arranged, and visitors in the small triangle at that dangerous corner into the dark hours of the night.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Illustration: An image from L.A.'s Comic-Con Facebook page. Credit: Doug Davis