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Friday is finally here. It's been… a week. Here are a few stories we loved that you might have missed.

Kicking things off: We could all probably use a break. Here are our favorite quiet places in L.A.  https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2019-09-19/serenity-now-finding-quiet-places-in-los-angeles 

Tom Laidlaw’s hockey instincts, honed during his 10-year career in the NHL, weren’t much help when he was dropped into an isolated part of Fiji and thrown together with 17 other contestants on "Survivor."  https://www.latimes.com/sports/hockey/story/2019-09-24/tom-laidlaw-survivor-kings-hockey-contestant-changing-life-nhl 

"A Very Brady Renovation" just might be the darkest vision of American life ever seen on television. From @cmonstah:  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-09-23/brady-bunch-house-architect-hgtv-very-brady-renovation-west-elm-modernism 

Americans are finally eating better. A little bit better, anyways.  https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2019-09-24/congratulations-america-youre-eating-better-but-you-still-have-a-ways-to-go 

A thing in Los Angeles: Designer chicken coops.  https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2019-09-25/high-end-designer-chicken-coops-in-los-angeles 

Fall is finally here. Hallelujah. @erskinetimes celebrates by tailgating and trying White Claw:  https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2019-09-23/a-tailgate-in-the-shadow-of-the-stadium-one-of-the-finest-rituals-of-fall 

As more people attempt to fend off phone addiction with a "digital detox," a business model is rising to meet them.  https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2019-09-23/digital-detox-phone-addiction 

Zion National Park has exploded in popularity. It's having some growing pains.

“There are days when you feel like you’re in Times Square in New York City. There are just so many people.”  https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2019-09-27/how-did-zion-become-one-of-americas-most-popular-national-parks 

.@LAPDHQ posted a video of a woman singing an aria in a Metro station.

“The message for us was simple: Remind ourselves to take a moment to look around and listen.”  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-27/woman-singing-opera-at-metro-station-goes-viral 

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Billy Joel’s Cold War history lesson, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

An extended "Where are they now?":  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-09-26/billy-joel-we-didnt-start-the-fire-30th-anniversary 

Peak California: A bear eating Pinot Noir grapes.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-27/watch-this-bear-with-expensive-taste-as-it-munches-on-vineyards-pinot-noir-grapes 

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