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Top 5 Westside Stories: Endeavour, $10 Million Art Theft, Bike Sharing

Here are the top five Westside Patch stories from Sept. 16-22.

Close out your weekend with a recap of the newsiest and most popular Patch articles from last week. Here are the five stories that topped the headlines on Westside Patch sites:

  • The space shuttle Endeavor took a dramatic tour of the Los Angeles region Friday on top of a 747, delighting thousands of spectators who gathered to witness the shuttle's final flight. Many Patch readers uploaded photos and videos of the shuttle to this article — feel free to add yours too! Don't miss our gallery of the ten "must-see" photos and videos of Endeavour too.
  • Join the conversation: With both party conventions over now, Patch surveyed California's political influencers from both parties and found that Democrats feel a lot more optimistic about Barack Obama winning re-election than Republicans felt about GOP candidate Mitt Romney interrupting those plans. Many Patch readers have weighed in on our post-convention survey results. What do you think?
  • Several pieces of art worth more than $10 million were reported stolen from a Santa Monica residence this week. Works by Jasper Johns, Piet Mondrian and Cy Twombly are missing, as well as wine "that you can't buy in this country" worth $100,000 and a red Porsche. The owner of the burglarized home, a bond fund manager, has offered a
  • Have you heard? Carmageddon II begins next Friday! Your friendly and informative Patch editors will be running a blog with all the latest updates on Carmageddon II starting Friday, but check your local Patch site all next week for helpful Carmageddon survival tips and local history. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky hosted an online chat Friday afternoon and some good questions were answered. Click here to read the chat transcript.
  • The city of Beverly Hills signed on to exploring a bike share program for cities in the area, including Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Culver City and West Hollywood. "Hopefully by having these bikes in the city and increasing people's alternate modes of transport, we will come closer to the solution of bike paths," Beverly Hills Vice Mayor John Mirisch said. 

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bonnie wolfe September 24, 2012 at 01:26 AM
I hope this guy gets more help from the police than I did. When I discovered my burglary it took the police until the following day to show up. They took a report and dusted for prints and never to be seen again. I was hit two more times and even caught them in my home , one leaving her shoes behind and the police could have cared less. I was able to track the thieves down and took matters into my own hands. You have to stand up for yourself because you can't count on any help from the police. You can't trust them either

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