Finally, someone besides me is upset about the lost hockey season. Holders of those pricey luxury suites at Staples Center are complaining that they have gotten no refund for the 40-some games not played by the Kings, the Business Journal says in a front-page story.
All those geeks in town for E3 will spend $13 million and soak up 30,000 hotel rooms, the Downtown News says. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, at the Convention Center Tuesday through Thursday, is the biggest convention of the year downtown.
Sam Feldman, who retired in 1993 as a journalism professor at Cal State Northridge, died on May 10 while on vacation in Kauai with his wife. He was 73 and lived in Pacific Grove. Feldman taught at CSUN for twenty-five years.
They're calling it a web diary, not a blog, but Times staffer Shawn Hubler is filing observations to LATimes.com from the TV network upfronts in New York.
CityBeat's stinginess is well known among Los Angeles freelancers. How tight are they? Editor in chief Steve Appleford still reviews bands on a piecework basis for the Times.
Steve Wasserman's tenure as LAT book editor gets a final Thumbnail Review from Mark Sarvas at The Elegant Variation blog. It was written originally for the LA Weekly but didn't run.