Sweatin’ Bullet Points: 8/24/06

http://blogging.la/archives/images/2006/08/fourq1-thumb.jpg‚Ä¢ LA Taco takes issue with an unwritten Riverside ordinance against $1 tacos they read about in the Press Enterprise, where writer Dan Bernstein describes being denied one taco a la carte: “The best she could offer was three tacos for $4.87. This, I later learned, may be an unwritten part of the city’s homeless policy… Higher prices — that three-taco minimum — supposedly discourage the ‘undesirables.’ ”

‚Ä¢ Rodger Jacobs returns from a week’s absence at 8763 Wonderland to present part one of Bogart Sleeps Here: A Trace Novella, a modern day LA noir.

‚Ä¢ The Hot Blog cuts through the spin on the Tom Cruise/Paramount breakup: “Cruise/Wagner was not fired. Their relationship with Paramount was not terminated. There was a negotiation for a new deal and the deal didn’t happen… Sumner Redstone made it a much bigger story with his shocking statement… which was shocking because it was so ineptly handled. A.F.S.P. Anything for Stock Price.”

‚Ä¢ Note to all PC haters who laughed at Dell laptops that kept catching fire: “Apple Computer is recalling 1.1 million laptop batteries supplied by Sony, citing a fire hazard, The Associated Press reports.” (via CNN)

‚Ä¢ Congrats to the Four Q BBQ team for landing several top five placements at last weekend’s Silent Valley BBQ Competition. (h/t BBQ Junkie) Four Q is made up of four Los Angeles food bloggers with a talent for ribs, rubs, and all things BBQ. (photo above from BBQ Junkie’s Flickr site)