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Octomom gets $5,000 for placing PETA sign in yard

May 19, 2010 | 10:55 am
An image of the sign planned to be unveiled today in Suleman's front yard. Credit: Associated Press

KTLA reports that Nadya Suleman is getting a new sign in her frontyard Wednesday. PETA is paying Suleman $5,000 – plus veggie burgers and hot dogs – to place a sign in her yard reading "Don't Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom. Always Spay or Neuter." From KTLA:

Suleman has reportedly been in danger of defaulting on her mortgage. Her lawyer, Jeff Czech, said she accepted the offer to avoid losing her home. Suleman bought her house in March 2009 for $565,000.

Here are some other goings-on around Web L.A.:

L.A. with narrow streets: Good magazine has an interesting post on a blogger who has manipulated images of several Los Angeles streets and intersections to make the streets narrower (like in Europe):

The project was born when [David] Yoon returned to Los Angeles from a trip to Paris and suddenly realized how the mood of a city could depend on something as simple as street width.

Upscale graves: A cemetery in Culver City will begin selling $80,000 double plots in a "Garden of Solomon" with upscale landscaping, the Los Angeles Business Journal reports:

A Culver City cemetery is trying something new in the business of death. It's going upscale. Way upscale. Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary has unveiled its Garden of Solomon, with a lake, waterfalls, footbridges, elaborate gates and stone formations.

Silver Lake mural painted over: A controversial bear mural in Silver Lake has been painted over, the Eastsider L.A. reports:

The stand-off over a Silver Lake mural featuring a friendly bear and some furry companions ended earlier this month when the scene was painted over.

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Photo: An image of the sign that is scheduled to be unveiled Wednesday in Nadya Suleman's frontyard. Credit: Associated Press