Black widow spiders flee the city! Off-Ramp for April 26, 2014

Our black widow spiders v. their brown widow spiders. Sex on the radio with Mimi Pond, author of Over Easy, graphic novel. An old friend shows another side of Ruben Salazar.
GBR: Spider-Man 2 At Madame Tussauds - Photocall

No, no. Wrong spider, man. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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The Fast Sandwich

Walk into Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica at lunchtime and your first instinct will be to walk right out. With more than 500 customers during its lunchtime rush, the lines are three to four-people deep. But stick around and you'll see that the line moves quickly and nobody makes it move quicker than Victorio C. who's been making sandwiches at Bay Cities for 34 years. Queena Kim went to visit the master of the fast sandwich. Bay Cities Deli 1517 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, Calif. 90401 310.395.8279