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Hollywood Fringe Festival to celebrate local art

June 15, 2010 | 11:25 am

A map of the Fringe Festival venues

LAist points out that Thursday is the first day of the Hollywood Fringe Festival – a 10-day celebration of local art organized by the artists themselves. From the festival website:

Performances are self-produced by local, national and international arts companies and independent performers. In the spirit of most Fringes, participation is open and uncensored.

Above is a Google Map of the event locations.

Other goings-on around Web L.A.:

Does L.A. have better doughnuts than N.Y.?: Michael Williams, fashion blogger at A Continuous Lean, wonders whether L.A. or New York has better doughnuts. Go to the comments and fight for L.A.:

Well anyway, I was wondering who has better donuts, New York or Los Angeles? So I did what anyone would do, I took to twitter to conduct an impromptu (and non-scientific) poll of the best spots in their respective cities.

Long Beach "livable streets": Good magazine has a post from its transportation issue about "livable streets" in Long Beach:

Michael Bohn, who works with Studio One Eleven, put the road at First Street and Linden Avenue on a diet of sorts, redistributing its girth to extend sidewalks. … In Long Beach, reducing the amount of space between curbs allows pedestrians to cross more quickly, so that cars can pass through faster as well.

Santa Monica extends renter protections: The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that the city is expanding rent protections:

The proposals would extend basic eviction protections that tenants in rent-controlled buildings receive to all tenants in Santa Monica and would afford added eviction protections to senior citizens and those who are disabled or terminally ill.

-- Anthony Pesce

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