Sunday reads

Back a little early from a weekend in San Diego. Just enough time to read a few things:

Christopher Hitchens has known David Horowitz since his days on the far left in Berkeley and reviews his new book -- "his latest collection of apostasy" -- in the L.A. Times Sunday Book Review. The book is Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey.

The lead L.A. Times Sunday editorial blasts "invisible mayor" Jim Hahn: "Striking mechanics shut down buses and subways for five long weeks, stranding nearly half a million people and gridlocking traffic already considered the worst in the nation. In any other major city, the mayor would be everywhere — slapping backs, twisting arms or busting heads — until the buses started running again. Not Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn...Hahn approaches his job as though he were the city manager of a South Bay burg."

Dennis McDougal chronicles what went wrong with the failed attempt at media moguldom by Edgar Bronfman Jr. Also in the LAT magazine, screenwriter amd journalist Scott Busby introduces his father's riveting account of being beside Lyndon Johnson in the hours after the JFK assassination. In Opinion, former CBS and Channel 2 journalist Karl Fleming welcomes Rush Limbaugh back to the air and, as a fellow addict, hopes that he feels more new-found empathy than shame.

Dennis Romero gives the "Third Degree" to KABC's Larry Elder in CityBeat.

Susanna Breslin is interviewed at Daze Reader about her new book of stories, You're a Bad Man, Aren't You? (hat tip to Instapundit)


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Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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