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Mercury has clearly been in retrograde this past week because Brangelina split, the Silver Lake Reservoir is being refilled and so much more went down in L.A. News really doesn't ever sleep in this busy city. So, L.A. Weekly rounded up the top news articles and features from this week for you to ponder. 

Obama's Visit to Laos a Watershed Moment for L.A.'s Lao Community
Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the nation of Laos in Southeast Asia when he attended an economic summit in the capital city of Vientiane. L.A.'s own Laotian community shares their reflections on what it means to them. 

Read the full L.A. Weekly story here.

Egee Mabolis; Credit: Hillel Aron

Egee Mabolis; Credit: Hillel Aron

Trader Joe's Parking Lot Peacekeeper Egee Mabolis Returns to Work Following Horrific Bicycle Crash Egee Mabolis, the  beloved parking lot peacekeeper of the Silver Lake Trader Joe's, is back to work, following a lengthy recovery from a horrific bicycle accident last November. 

Read the full L.A. Weekly story here.

Credit:  401(K) 2012/Flickr

Credit: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Los Angeles Has Some of the Fairest Wages for Women in California
There's one place in California where women make more than men. And you probably live there. In an effort to get Capital Hill to take action, the association has ranked each state's congressional district by the size of its gender pay gap. The higher the ranking, the lower the gap.

Read the full L.A. Weekly story here

Credit: Jim Fischer/Flickr

Credit: Jim Fischer/Flickr

City of Compton Lands a Fortune 500 Company
The city this week agreed to enter an agreement to bring a new United Parcel Service package delivery center to the city. UPS is ranked 47th on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. companies. The deal will bring the center to Building One of the city's 59-acre Brickyard complex at Central and Rosecrans avenues, city officials say. UPS will anchor the Brickyard Commerce Center. 

Read the full L.A. Weekly story here.

Credit: tcb613/Flickr

Credit: tcb613/Flickr

Here's a Map of Car Thefts in Los Angeles
Eight of 10 American metro areas with the highest risk for car thefts are in California, according to a new report from the website Cheap Car Insurance.

Read the full L.A. Weekly story here.