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O.C. children’s dance contest routine too sexy, critics say

May 17, 2010 |  5:03 pm

A group of 8-  and 9-year-old dancers from Orange County are drawing criticism for their skimpy costumes and gyrating moves at the recent 2010 World of Dance Competition in Pomona.

The video clips of their performance to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" is getting huge hits on YouTube and garnering national attention on shows like “Inside Edition” and “Good Morning America.”

The mother of one dancer told “Inside Edition” the girls got their moves from the "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel."

You be the judge. Watch the video.

Good news for cyclists: It's Bike Week LA and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Monday that it will no longer restrict when and where you can bring your bike onto Metro rail lines.

Under current policies, Metro staff can block riders from transporting bikes during peak hours if a train is too crowded to accommodate them.

Read more about the changes at L.A. Streets Blog.

Dead fish: Echo Park workers are trying to get a state biologist out to the lake to determine what caused about 40 carp to die over the weekend, reports the Eastsider L.A.

Park workers said about 40 dead fish were found floating on the surface of Echo Park Lake – an unusually high number. None of the dead fish include the catfish and trout stocked by the state Department of Fish and Game last week.

And if you're interested in fishing at Echo Park Lake, check out this photo from Metblogs, circa 1958.

--Kimi Yoshino

Kimi Yoshino is a Times assistant city editor. Have tips for Linking L.A.? Email it to newstips@latimes.com.