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Comic-Con staying in San Diego -- with some perks


San Diego wins: Comic-Con, the popular comics and entertainment event, is staying in San Diego despite overtures from Los Angeles and Anaheim. But it appears the organizers have extracted some concessions. According to the San Diego Union Tribune: "Comic-Con International’s decision to stay, which will be announced Friday morning, hinged on detailed contracts negotiated with the 64 convention block hotels committing them to prescribed, discounted rates through 2015. Concerns had arisen in recent years that some local hotels took undue advantage of the enormously popular event by charging excessively high rates, especially in downtown where rooms sell out quickly during the four-day July confab."

Downtown by way of the Persian Empire: Pershing Square in downtown L.A. may be getting new piece of artwork. And it's a statue of Cyrus the Great. Why? Read more at blogdowntown.

Century City subway debate: The debate over the path for the proposed Westside Subway continues to rage on. Curbed L.A. reports Santa Monica residents are pushing for a Century City at Constellation Boulevard stop.

Photo: Comic-Com 2010. Credit: Los Angeles Times  

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