Afternoon shorts

It has been one of those shorty kind of days...

• The westbound lanes of the Century Freeway were shut down for two hours this afternoon to investigate another shooting. The wounded driver stopped on Crenshaw Boulevard in Hawthorne.

• The Times story on where Michael Jackson could end up — in a security unit at Corcoran State Prison with Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan and Juan Corona — has been getting a lot of talk show chatter today. Same with the Malibu sand-piling story. Peter Douglas of the state Coastal Commission apparently gets pretty heated on tonight's Which Way, L.A.? with Warren Olney on KCRW (7 p.m., 89.9 FM).

• George Foulsham, a former executive news editor at the L.A. Times and currently the deputy managing editor of the Ventura County Star, has been lured up the coast. He was announced today as the new Managing Editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press. Foulsham is also an alumnus of the L.A. Herald Examiner.

• Author D. J. Waldie explains for Fishbowl L.A. why the people of Los Angeles are called Angelenos.

• The county Board of Supervisors will honor Ry Cooder next Tuesday, the same day as his new "Chavez Ravine" album comes out. Cooder will get a scroll from Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky, accompanied by vocalists Ersi and Rosella Arvizu, sax player Gil Bernal and East L.A. legend Willie "G" Garcia, the former lead singer for Thee Midniters.

• The Orange County Register won an EPpy Award from Editor & Publisher for the best Internet community service effort by a media outlet with less than one million circulation. KCET was a finalist in the category.


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