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That spat between Sandra Tsing Loh and KCRW boss Ruth Seymour from a couple of months ago is back on the media radar, in the form of a piece by R.J. Smith in the just-out June issue of Los Angeles. The issue isn't online yet, but a good chunk of the story is about Seymour, exploring the dichotomy between her achievements in public radio and the animosity she evokes widely. "The Woman with the Iron Whim," she is called in the story. Loh begins her regular $175-a-week commentaries on rival KPCC in June.

The magazine's cover theme is a guide to the new Downtown. A piece by Ed Leibowitz gives lofts king Tom Gilmore due credit for spurring a residential resurgence, but warns that Gilmore hasn't finished a unit since 2001, has a tendency to be sued by ex-partners and to overreach financially, and is being left behind as Downtown evolves.

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