L.A. Buzz: A Hello Kitty Airplane & More

HelloKittyPhoto: Via LAist
Are you more than ready to get rid of this week's baggage and celebrate Saturday's never-too-soon arrival? We are, too. But, first, we're recapping some of the best headlines you may have missed this week. From a Hello Kitty Airplane (yes, Hello Kitty) to the federal government easing up on its marijuana enforcement in California, get the lowdown on what went down.
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Pining to paint a wall? Now's your chance. After 11 years, murals are legal again in Los Angeles, which is sometimes called the Mural Capital of the World. On Wednesday, the City Council finally passed a brand-new Mural Ordinance that makes paintings on privately owned buildings a-okay. (Curbed L.A.)
The Obama Administration says it will officially back off on pot enforcement in states, like California, where the drug has been legalized in some form. (L.A. Weekly)
If you're bored of the standard traveling routine, then do we have some news for you. While some of these planes have been flying over Asia already, a Hello Kitty-themed aircraft will now be landing in L.A. Flyers will even see the friendly feline on their boarding passes, luggage tags, and in-flight meals. (LAist)
Foodies, listen up! Starting Friday, August 30, The Los Angeles Times presents panel discussions, wine tastings, and plates from the city’s crème de la crème of restaurants with The Taste, the ultimate foodie festival at Paramount Pictures Studios. (Los Angeles Magazine)
Rodarte sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy sat down with Vanity Fair's West Coast Editor Krista Smith to discuss their astonishing transition from Berkeley students to world-renowned designers whose work is now showcased in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Racked L.A.)
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