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Goose feathers unruffled by music video shoot in Echo Park

The band OK Go filmed its latest video "End Love" in Echo Park (above). It's the second video the band has recently filmed and produced in Los Angeles. The last was "This Too Shall Pass."

The band first made it big by releasing wacky and popular videos on YouTube. Thanks to the Eastsider L.A. for pointing this out:

About the goose …  it is known to some park regulars as Maria but was dubbed Orange Bill during the video shoot. (Producer Shirley) Moyers said that Maria was not intimidated by four men prancing around in brightly colored sweat suits.

Other goings-on around Web L.A.:

Eat My Blog fundraiser: This Saturday, a team of local food bloggers, bakers, and chefs will assemble in West Hollywood for the second time to hold a charity bake sale (via LAist). From Gastronomy:

To make this upcoming event even bigger and better than before, we've recruited 70+ bakers who will be cranking out over 2,000 baked goods… All proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

American Apparel roof stage explained: Blogdowntown explains what the stage and light show on the roof of the American Apparel factory is all about:

The setup, which was actually located on the one structure in the three-building complex that American Apparel doesn't occupy, was an elaborate set for ABC's new game show "Downfall," set to air after "Wipeout" this summer.

North Hollywood crosswalk sting: The Daily News reports the LAPD conducted a crosswalk sting in North Hollywood after an uptick in accidents involving pedestrians:

Police issued 159 citations during the sting, which targeted three unmarked crosswalks around North Hollywood. Plainclothes officers crossing the street often had to stop in their tracks as cars barreled by just feet away and were quickly pulled over by a motorcycle officer.

-- Anthony Pesce

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