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Park(ing) Day coming to Los Angeles

September 13, 2010 | 10:49 am

Park(ing) Day coming: Streetsblog L.A. notes that Park(ing) Day – when parking spaces are converted to small parks – is coming up Friday:

This year, Park(ing) Day looks like it might be a little smaller, and so are our plans. Instead of a sixty mile all-day challenge, we were hoping to ride a Westside Loop and end at 11555 National Boulevard to set up our own Park(ing) Day space.

Movie landmark tour: Los Angeles Downtown News reports on a tour of L.A. film locations called "On Location: The L.A. Cultural Photo Tour":

The tour was led by Harry Medved, head of PR for movie info and ticketing website Fandango and the co-author of the movie location guide Hollywood Escapes and the forthcoming Location Filming in Los Angeles, and Marty Cummins, the key assistant location manager for (500) Days of Summer and other films. Over the course of five hours, they traipsed through Downtown and dispensed numerous cinema secrets.

Young yo-yo champ: The Daily Breeze reports on a 12-year-old yo-yo champion:

This spring, Alex took first place among all nonsponsored contestants during the Southwest regionals in Los Angeles. This earned him a spot in last month's 2010 World Yo-Yo Contest in Florida, where he competed against yo-yo jocks in their 20s and 30s.

Pickle suit problems: The Orange County Register reports on a Lake Forest sandwich shop owner who ran afoul of a new city sign ordinance when he hired local teens to dress up as a pickle:

"They came and ticketed the pickle," said Mike Luzzi, who owns Mr. Pickles, a sandwich shop that opened last week near Lake Forest Drive and Rockfield Boulevard. Luzzi hired Billy Cummings and two others to don a giant pickle suit for $9 an hour and hang out at Rockfield and Centre Drive, drawing customers.

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