Thursday shorts

• The last radio station to be located in Hollywood leaves Friday at 11:05 p.m., Bob Pool says in the LAT.

• All the high-profile ankling from The Firm, the once-hot Hollywood agency led by Jeff Kwatinetz, gets the NYT treatment today.

• LA Weekly's Rob Greene comes up with the one good analysis of the politics behind Mayor Villaraigosa's "ersatz consensus" over the Sunshine Canyon landfill in the Valley. Also: Jeffrey Anderson posts every councilmember's reply to questions about DWP salaries.

• Villaraigosa helps out the filming at City Hall of an HBO project on the 1968 Chicano walkouts in Eastside schools.

• The New York Times mentions today's opening of a new Melrose Avenue fashion shop by "accessories maven" Tarina Tarantino. Not so the L.A. Times (and maybe that's a good thing.)

• Tom Gorman, the former Las Vegas bureau chief for the L.A. Times, is heading back to be a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun. Also: Howard Owens, Director of New Media at the Ventura County Star and a former L.A. blogger, moves this month to be vice president of interactive for the Bakersfield Californian.

• Former South Gate political boss Albert Robles has been recalled from office and convicted in federal court, but he's suing for wrongful termination by the city he ripped off.

• Joe Scott blogs that Gov. Schwarzenegger is under great pressure to declare soon that he's running for reelection. Scott also posts that, as for political instincts, Schwarzenegger "has no clue."

• Supreme Court to attorney Pierce O'Donnell: go to trial.

• The FBI opened a "preliminary inquiry" into the LAPD shooting death of 19-month-old Suzie Marie Peņa.

• The urban design email newsletter formerly known as The Hot Sheet is now Urbaneering News. It's still put out by Roddan Paolucci Roddan Advertising and Public Relations.

• Add the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin to the list of newspapers in the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. I left it off on Tuesday—and got called on it.

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LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
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