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Jason Bateman gets preferential treatment while on the iPhone 4 line. Did we mention he's an actor?

June 25, 2010 | 11:19 am

Jason Bateman jumps the iPhone 4 line: LAist reports that the actor got to skip the line for the iPhone 4 at the Grove Apple store:

The "Arrested Development" actor was reportedly sitting in line like everyone else until an Apple employee spotted and snagged him out to escort him into the store.

CicLAvia festival coming: Good Magazine reports on a street festival coming to L.A. in September called CicLAvia:

This fall, on September 12, seven miles of Los Angeles streets will be closed to cars and open for walking, cycling, shopping, and general fun. It will be a one-day test to see if Ciclovia—a weekly car-free street festival that started in Colombia—can be imported to Los Angeles.

Affordable housing on Eagle Rock Boulevard? A big affordable housing complex could be coming to Eagle Rock Boulevard, reports the Eastsider L.A.:

The builders of affordable housing can of take advantage of city incentives – called density bonuses – that permit them to build bigger projects than normally allowed… Instead, the developer is seeking to build 56 units – which amounts to a 77% bonus – on the 20,000-square-foot site of Los Angeles Scaffolding.

Hands Across the Sand: Yo! Venice! reminds readers that the Hands Across the Sand protest is scheduled Saturday:

Although we posted this earlier this month, we wanted to remind everyone that Hands Across The Sand, a protest of offshore oil drilling, will be happening this Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 11am.

-- Anthony Pesce

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