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Video game re-creates classic L.A., O.C. bats have rabies and Catholics converge on Anaheim

March 19, 2010 | 11:07 am

The anticipated video game L.A. Noire will feature a spectacular re-creation of 1940s Los Angeles. Apparently, the game developers looked at more than 180,000 period photos to make a detailed rendition of our city.

What the content of the game will be, and how it will be played, is still a mystery. The A.V. Club writes:

Not only does it feature an innovative image-capture technology … but its sprawling rendition of post-war Los Angeles is the biggest in-game environment ever created, a near 1:1 block-for-block recreation of the city right down to prices on diner menus.

Read the full story here, and see the YouTube clip above for an idea of what the game will look like.

Some other interesting L.A.-area items around the Web:

O.C. bats have rabies: Several bats in Orange County are testing positive for rabies. The Orange County Register reports:

Two of the bats were found in mid-February, one in March, in Newport Beach, San Clemente and Irvine, though the Orange County Health Care Agency says residents throughout the county should take precautions.

Catholic convention: Tens of thousands of Catholics are descending upon Anaheim for a conference. KPCC reports:

It started yesterday with Youth Day, for about 16,000 high school students. Today is the first day for adults. They come from as far away as Canada, Australia, England, Ireland and Pakistan.

The Valley fair is back: After a cancellation in 2009, and years of shifting venues, the fair is returning. The Daily News reports:

The event that strayed as far away as Castaic and Saugus in the past decade has made a one-year deal to stage its agricultural displays, animal shows and music performances June 17-20 at Birmingham Community Charter School in Lake Balboa.

-- Anthony Pesce

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