Seeing L.A.'s racial lines -- in color
Seeing L.A.'s racial divides in color: Head to LAist's gallery of photographer Eric Fischer's stunning maps of L.A., color-coded by race. Fischer's maps, based on 2000 census data, show L.A.'s racial divisions in an instantly accessible and compelling visual format. You can also check out Fischer's maps of other major cities.
One Dodger fan who doesn't mind the McCourts' divorce: The New York Times profiles Joshua Fisher, the 24-year-old law school student and lifelong Dodger fan behind the Dodger Divorce blog. Fisher's blog has become a go-to source for analysis of Dodger owners Frank and Jamie McCourt's ugly divorce trial. Fisher, who has now appeared on ESPN's coverage of the trial, says of the divorce, "It doesn’t make me less of a fan. I can separate rooting for the team from what it does.” [Via CurbedLA]
First Mr. Gay Orange County pageant crowns a winner: Tyron Jackson, 28, of Tustin was the winner of the first Mr. Gay Orange County pageant, reports the Orange County Register. The event raised $4,700, which will go to AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and the Center Orange County. Jackson seems ready to assume his new title and said, "It's a big platform, but I can handle it."
L.A. gets its turn to host Social Media Week: After San Francisco and New York took turns earlier this year, L.A. is now playing host to the Social Media Week conference. L.A. is hosting 67 panels and events. In conjunction with sister-conferences in Milan, Mexico City, Bogota and Buenos Aires, the L.A. incarnation will aim to meet the Social Media Week's goal of "Connect[ing] hundreds of thousands of people each year through learning experiences that aim to advance our understanding of social media’s role in society." [via LAist]
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Photo: Eric Fischer's map of Los Angeles. Credit: Fischer, via Flickr