Weekend dabbles

Updated occasionally, newest at the bottom.

• Bob Hertzberg tells the Daily News he's undecided about what the future holds for him.
• That Friday Times piece on Estrich v. Kinsley is assigned meaning by Virginia Postrel, Cathy Seipp and Ken Reich.
• Some blogs that followed the mayoral primary are sampled in a Sunday Opinion feature in the Times titled L.A. Bloggified. The LAPD wife at Behind the Badge also gets ink.
• Matt Welch flags three websites obsessed that 1) Villaraigosa was involved with MEChA at UCLA thirty years ago, and 2) is Latino.
• Gerry Parsky, the Los Angeles financier who organized President Bush's campaign in California, may run for governor next year.
• The Times' report last year on King-Drew Medical Center won the investigative reporting category of the National Journalism Awards. Davan Maharaj of the LAT won the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing for “Living on Pennies,” his series about sub-Saharan Africa. The San Bernardino Sun won in environmental reporting and also picked up a National Headliner Award, as did Orange County Register photographer Mark Rightmire.
• Steve Lopez goes on pothole patrol to test Mayor Hahn's 24-hour pledge. Only 1 in 10 were fixed on time.
• Here's a class act I'd like to see more candidates follow. Hertzberg's new website asks that anyone who sees his signs still around take them down. Otherwise call and they'll send somebody out to clean them up.

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