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Pershing Square says no to Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity

October 13, 2010 |  2:40 pm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-pi 'Sanity' in Pershing Square: On Oct. 30, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will take to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for dueling demonstrations.  Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity will face off with Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive in a parody of the current political climate, and like-minded wise-crackers are hosting shadow rallies across the country. But the comedic clash won't be taking place downtown, as organizers in L.A. have been denied a permit to demonstrate in Pershing Square. [Via LAist]   

MTA staff recommends routes for subway extensions: Streetsblog LA reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff has recommended that the board approve Locally Preferred Alternatives  (LPAs) for the Westside Subway and Regional Connector projects.  The LPA for the Westside subway would extend the Purple Line from WIlshire/Western to the VA Hospital west of the 405.  This would mean that West Hollywood residents would miss out on getting the subway line they have advocated.

Downtown hooks up designated drivers: Blogdowntown reports that starting Thursday, over 40 bars and restaurants downtown will be offering small rewards to designated drivers as part of “RADD in Downtown LA.” If you're making sure your friends get home safe, you can score a free game of pool at Seven Grand, some free french fries from Wurstkuche, and lots more. 

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Photo: Comedy Central talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are holding dueling rallies across the country. Credit: Getty Images