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Website uses song lyrics as directions

MapsLyrical mapping: BuzzFeed has a post that writes popular song lyrics into directions on Google maps. Among the selection are several from L.A. and California. The best thing about the post is that a huge number of readers have added their own maps and directions. (via Curbed)

More from around Web L.A.:

Clams on Venice Beach: Yo! Venice! reports the beach was covered Wednesday in coquina clams. Head over to the blog for some wonderful photos:

It appears that some odd weather and low tides are launching coquina clams onto the beach. Please tread lightly as the clams are living entities. Let them get back to the sea.

Calculating transit costs: Abogo is a new website that tracks your transportation costs based on census information. (via Good)

Cycling in L.A.: Blogdowntown has a post summing up the current progress and challenges for cyclists in Los Angeles:

The city already had a 2010 Bicycle Plan in the works long before the Mayor's Bike Summit was organized. The plan, still in the draft process, calls for 1,633 miles of bikeway facilities throughout Los Angeles. The current iteration includes the installation of bicycle lanes in the Downtown core on Figueroa, Flower, Spring, Main, First, 2nd and 7th streets.

Antique radio repairman: The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has a feature about a man who repairs valuable antique radios:

Part repair shop and part lonely museum, Antique Radios is a dying breed. [Shop owner John] Pomazi estimates it's the only one of its kind in the San Gabriel Valley; others expect it's one of the last left anywhere.

-- Anthony Pesce

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