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Wed, May 27, 2009 at 6:00 AM

  • Over the Rainbow Flags Between 3,500 and 5,000 gay-marriage supporters peacefully marched from West Hollywood to Hollywood tonight, protesting today's state supreme court ruling upholding Proposition 8's ban on same-sex matrimony. NBC, City News Service (subscription required)

  • Koretz Claims Win As Paul Koretz's lead over David Vahedi in the Westside's 2nd City Council District race increased to 702 votes, Koretz claimed victory in the campaign to succeed Jack Weiss. City News Service (subscription required)

  • Swine Flu's Worst Over Remember swine flu? L.A. County and state health officials believe most of the danger from the outbreak has passed. L.A. Times

  • Valley of the Dolls MGA Entertainment Inc. has asked a federal appeals court to stop the transfer of its Bratz dolls to Mattel Inc. during MGA's appeal of a judge's ruling ordering the transfer.

    MGA claims that to allow the change before it has exhausted its legal options would be "devastating and irreversible." Associated Press

  • Pistachios Recalled Season Produce Co. of Los Angeles is recalling its Wild Rose label of the nuts because of salmonella fears. Associated Press

  • Seaworthy Teen Heads Home Seventeen-year-old Zac Sunderland of Thousand Oaks is poised to become the youngest person to sail around the world solo. L.A. Daily News

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    On Saturday, spectators of all ages were out in multitudes on a beautiful summer night in Glendale to celebrate the 21st annual Cruise Night. Brand Boulevard, one of the main streets through downtown Glendale, was closed to traffic and lined with over 250 classic, pre-1979 cars. There was plenty of food to be had and many of the businesses on Brand stayed open late for the festivities The evening ended with fireworks and a 50th anniversary concert from The Kingsmen, who performed their ultimate party hit, "Louie, Louie." All photos by Jared Cowan.
  • The World Cup Celebrated And Mourned By Angelenos
    The World Cup has taken Los Angeles by storm. With viewings beginning at 9 a.m., soccer fans have congregated at some of the best bars in the city including The Village Idiot, Goal, The Parlour on Melrose, Big Wang's and more. Whether they're cheering for their native country, favorite players or mourning the USA's loss, Angelenos have paid close attention to the Cup, showing that soccer is becoming more than a fad. All photos by Daniel Kohn.
  • La Brea Tar Pits "Pit 91" Re-Opening
    Starting June 28th, The Page Museum once again proudly unveils the museum's Observation Pit, which originally opened in 1952 but has spent most of the last half century closed. Now visitors can get an up-close look at Pit 91, which is currently under excavation. The La Brea Tar Pits, home of the Page Museum, is one of the world's most famous ice age fossil locations, known for range of fossils from saber-toothed cats and mammoths to microscopic plants, seeds and insects. The new "Excavator Tour" is free with museum admission if purchased online at tarpits.org . All photos by Nanette Gonzales.