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Snake roundup at Harbor City's Lake Machado

September 28, 2010 |  5:48 pm

Skateboarders by the sand: De-stress for a moment with this fun video of skateboarders at the Venice Skate Park, by David Harry Stewart, featuring music by L.A. locals Best Coast. [via Yo! Venice]

Logo Snakes in a lake: Over the last few months, a team of wildlife biologists slogged through Harbor City's Machado Lake on a mission to trap non-native water snakeshauling in around 300 of them. That's only a fraction of the estimated 3,000 snakes living in the lake, the Daily Breeze reports.  Thanks to an ample supply of bullfrogs, the snakes are "ridiculously fat. ... They're living high on the hog," according to wildlife biologist Robert Reed. The snakes are not poisonous but they do bite, so taking a swim in the lake is not advisable.   

Art Walk back on: Organizers of the Downtown Art Walk gave art lovers a scare last week when it appeared they had decided to suspend the monthly event until 2011. But The Times' Culture Monster blog reports that October's Art Walk will proceed as planned.  According to BlogDowntown, the organizer's initial statement was released by former Art Walk director Jay Lopez, "on his own initiative, without authorization or support of the Board or any of the other constituents of the endeavor."

Get your food truck fix: If you're a fan of L.A.'s food trucks, check out tonight's lot opening at Santa Monica's California Heritage Museum. It will feature seven gourmet trucks featuring fusion cuisine as well as sit-down eating accommodations, free parking and a bicycle valet.  If you can't make it tonight, don't worry, the trucks will be back every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.  [via LAist] 

-- Daniel Siegal

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Video: The Sun Was High (So Was I) from David Harry Stewart on Vimeo.

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