Times feature writer Roy Rivenburg is going legit, transferring to the Metro staff in Orange County. Writes Style editor Rich Nordwind, in a memo to the staff today: "The O.C. seems like just the place for Roy to engage his taste for modern life's absurdities." I hope Rivenburg continues his website at Offkilter.org, where he recently discovered a separated-at-birth relation to murder suspect Phil Spector.
Wonkette credits LAT Washington reporter Ed Chen with a "bored...near haiku" pool report from the president's trip.
Two radio stations broadcasting in Mandarin (AM 1300) and Cantonese (AM 1600) have 200,000 listeners a week and reach more Chinese in L.A. than any other medium, James Nash reports on the front page of the L.A. Business Journal: "Arbitron Inc. found that almost 90 percent of Chinese-speaking people in Los Angeles tune into the radio at least once a week."
Jennifer Hamm, formerly of the Daily News, the Prague Post and other places, is the new business editor at the L.A. Daily Journal.
Entertainment reporter Mark Sotelo has launched a new media blog, Medium Fried. Go here for his personal website.
An email writer contends the local papers all missed a good business story yesterday when NASA awarded Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Lockheed-Martin a big chunk of change for developing the Crew Exploration Vehicle, the possible replacement for the Space Shuttle. Space.com covered it.
The L.A. Press Club is having a party next Wednesday June 22 on the roof of the Formosa Cafe for Rodney Rothman and his new book, Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement, "which recounts how former David Letterman writer Rothman decided to move to a Florida retirement community at age 28....just because he could."