The LAPD has a Tesla now

At a press conference today, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced the lease of 160 battery electric vehicles and 128 plug-in hybrids for the city's vehicle fleet. "Today, we take another step toward becoming the most sustainable city in America," the mayor told reporters. "This year, Los Angeles will become home to the largest city-owned fleet of pure battery electric vehicles anywhere in the country, and we will save taxpayer dollars along the way." The city's fleet already includes 23 electric scooters and three fully electric motorcycles, but this is the first major move into electric cars. The mayor has set ambitious environmental goals for the fleet, requiring that electric vehicles constitute half of the light duty fleet by...
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Tumblr now has its own clothing line designed by some of its biggest bloggers

Tumblr is partnering with Print All Over Me — a website that lets designers add custom prints to a cycling selection of basic clothing silhouettes and collect a portion of the profits — to release its first ever clothing line. The project, in honor of Tumblr's 10th year of involvement with New York Fashion Week, spotlights young designers with large Tumblr followings. The project is interesting not just because of the crazy cool clothes (ranging in price from $30 to $250) but because this is one of the very few times in which establishing a large Tumblr following has paid off in the real world. Tumblr has always felt like an incredibly insular place: it doesn't reward personalities nearly as much as it rewards the value of individual...
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Find love in a hopeless place with our Burning Man missed connection generator

There's plenty of strange stuff slapped onto sites like Craigslist on a daily basis, but my favorite annual wave of weirdness hits every September. That's when patchouli-scented vagabonds like Katy Perry and Susan Sarandon return from Burning Man, the planet's most prominent and freaky utopian experiment / hippie party, and try to find the friends and lovers they made in the heart of Black Rock City. They're living in different cities; they might be living under different names. All they have to work with are a few substance-addled memories and the insane connective powers of the internet. Of course, not everyone has the opportunity to go to Burning Man. They can read about each year's new batch of missed connections just about e...
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