Thursday notes *

* Newest at the bottom, including Bill Lockyer out of the race for governor...

• Looks like an interesting cover package in LA Weekly on apartment living, under the theme of "the reurbanization of suburban Los Angeles." Sidebars on classic buildings such as the Los Altos and a photo tour of Rossmore Avenue's gems.
• Former councilman Nick Pacheco talks in City Beat about his nemesis Antonio Villaraigosa and the Eastside's 14th council district.
• Tonight's Life and Times on KCET features Times staffer Hector Tobar and his book Translation Nation, and also asks mayors of nearby cities what they think of Hahn vs. Villaraigosa.
• Marc Brown is Channel 7's best regarded anchor by the readers of RonFineman.com. Micah Ohlman was rated the worst, with the second-lowest score since Fineman began taking these by-station polls (KTLA's Cher Calvin was the worst.)
• The Times' Ken Silverstein and T. Christian Miller won an Overseas Press Club award for business reporting abroad. Their story was "The Politics of Petroleum."
• State AG Bill Lockyer says he won't run for governor, opening the field to, well, whoever else wants to take on Schwarzenegger. The Times website story says he recently witnessed the birth of his first child; I believe Lockyer has a grown daughter. AP.
• Blogger Celia at Fifth and Spring reveals the flip side of downtown living: getting stuck in the elevator with a just-out-of-jail drug dealer who says, "If we get bored we could make out."

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