my favorite stories of the day,

on your favorite west coast news blogs

Etta James hates on Beyonce and Obama – Top of the Ticket

Octuplets mom said she wanted a huge family, also she was once awarded $170k during a riot in state hospital – LA Now

Pageviews at LATimes.com increased by 42% in January. Blog traffic in 1/08 = 4 million; in 1/09 = 14 million – Reader’s Rep

Amazing picture of 100 cement donkeys filled with pounds of weed – Unleashed

The similarities between Kermit the Frog and Christian Bale – Hero Complex

Google just put 1.5 million free books on your cell phone – Technology

Even though auto sales were down 37% in January, sales of the Dodge Viper were up 74%, the award-winning Dan Neil explains why – Up to Speed