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Ranking L.A.: City named not so wasteful, yet male-friendly [Updated]

Los Angeles ranks high on two recently published lists: A Nalgene-sponsored survey naming it America's eighth least wasteful city and an AskMen.com list naming it the 12th of 29 top cities for men to live in.

Good Magazine reports on the least-wasteful cities list:

The study questioned 3,750 people from the 25 largest U.S. cities about a range of behaviors, from taking public transportation to hanging the laundry to dry outside and saving leftovers.

[Updated at 11:51 a.m.: A previous version of this post stated incorrectly that L.A. was named the eighth most wasteful city. The headline also was changed to correct the error.]

AskMen.com writes about L.A.:

Culture in L.A.? It may be more about shopping and sunshine, but that's not to say that the City of Angels is devoid of cultural juice: New York galleries L&M Arts and Matthew Marks are poised to open Californian outlets this year, while the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will unveil an extension designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.

Some other interesting L.A.-area items around the Web:

Filming New York as L.A.? Curbed LA is reporting that an HBO miniseries set in 1930s Pasadena is being filmed in New York:

You don't see this every day--it's Manhattan playing Los Angeles. Reader Alan Miles sent in photos of Park Avenue and 27th Street gussied up for the shooting of the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce," which will be based on the Pasadena-set, Depression-era book by James M. Cain.

East L.A. tries for cityhood: LAist reports that a state bill passed committee this week that could make it easier for East Los Angeles to become an incorporated city:

The bill, AB 711, co-authored by Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon (D-East Los Angeles) and Senator Gloria Romero (D - East Los Angeles) will authorize a loan of $45,000 from the California Main Street Program, which will go towards the $135,000 needed for the mandatory Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis.

-- Anthony Pesce

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