[The planned upgrades to the Petersen Automotive Museum will include a sleek new skin]
This Week's Top Stories: The New York Times offers an interesting take on Los Angeles and all of our adorable little foibles, like our love for driving, terrible fashion, and all the French people now moving to East LA. Good luck to the home buying crowd who will have to deal with rising prices, counter bids, and low inventory. If you're too far away to make a quick pass-by, the Happy Foot/Sad Foot spinning sign on Sunset Blvd has gone virtual thanks to a new web site that allows you to get your spinning sign fix from anywhere in the world. Jeremy Renner's gorgeous 10,000 sq. ft. Holmby Hills flip has finally sold for $24 million to successful British developer Christian Candy. An unflipped (one of the few) home in Echo Park is going for only $399k and is basically asking for some hipsters to move in. For those interested in living in a barrel, you're in luck as a barrel house in Topanga Canyon is available for rent for $3,400 per month.