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9/11 memorial at Occidental College vandalized; Echo Park firm emerges as a player in video game nostalgia

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  • An Occidental College memorial consisting of 2,997 small American flags representing victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was vandalized over the weekend. Officials at the Eagle Rock college say they are investigating the matter. Daily News
  • Echo Park marketing agency Iam8bit Studio is a “fan-fueled nostalgia factory” that churns out collectible products – from soundtracks  to toys – that appeal to video game fans.  The company is “unmatched in the art of producing seductive objects of desire, bathed in (properly licensed) nostalgia.” Rolling Stone
  • UCLA researchers have released a 256-page report on 14 projects that opened up the Los Angeles river to recreation and other public uses.  The Los Angeles River Greenway Guide is designed to show communities the challenges and opportunities of creating public green spaces along the river.  KPCC
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