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Natural curiosities on display in Pasadena

July 27, 2010 | 12:19 pm

A store called Goldbug in Pasadena features taxidermy and other natural curiosities, reports LAist:

People are immediately drawn to the regally adorned badgers, beavers, and raccoons, but the shop is more about taxonomy than taxidermy. … The stones are natural, the metals are recycled and none of the diamonds are blood stones.

Other goings-on around Web L.A.:

Seeing green on the coast: There's neon green slimy stuff floating on the ocean off Southern California. Health officials say it's a common algal bloom, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. But surfers tell the Orange County Register that it's just plain gross:

When a wave broke around a surfer riding the wave, the wave would turn green around him – not a pretty "I'm in the Caribbean" green, but an "I hope I don't wake up with a third eye" kind of green.

Cyclovia in Santa Monica: Now Santa Monica wants a Cyclovia -- a festival to shut down a few streets to car traffic and allow pedestrians and cyclists -- reports the Santa Monica Daily Press:

The route for Santa Monica's first cyclovia would extend 1.3 miles from Colorado Avenue to Santa Monica's border with Los Angeles and would last from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

House of Blues development: WeHo News reports on a West Hollywood hearing on plans for the development at location of the old House of Blues:

A major feature will be a wrap-around LED display outdoor advertising billboard that developers promise will revolutionize the Sunset Strip's outdoor advertising technology.

Streetsblog sticking around: Streetsblog L.A. won't be shutting down, and will resume publishing normally, but they it still needs financial support:

To celebrate our "re-launch," we're throwing a party and fundraiser in West L.A. on August 25th. The party starts at 7:00 at 11555 National Boulevard and will feature drinks and munchies served in a casual atmosphere.

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