Not just a semi-vacation week, but a travel day too.
Author and former LAT Book Review Editor Jack Miles posts a revealing entry at the David Shaw memorial page. Also, a Food section appreciation by John Balzar and a nice letter to Romenesko from former LAT and current NYT staffer David Cay Johnston.
PEN USA has moved to the campus of Antioch College in Culver City.
Ruthie Ellenson's book The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt, a collection that includes original essays by L.A. writers Aimee Bender, Lori Gottlieb and Gina Nahai, will be released by Dutton on August 22.
Lawrence Hurley is the new reporter in Washington for the L.A. Daily Journal.
Franklin Avenue catches the Daily News trying out its new website design for a few hours.
Missed this when it ran on Sunday, but wished I hadn't: the Times' Roy Rivenburg exposed the guy who didn't invent the TV dinner or get a star on Hollywood Boulevard—even though a lot of obit writers said he did.
Mayor Villaraigosa will go live on tonight's KCAL-9 news at 9 p.m. for a Q-and-A with political reporter Dave Bryan.
Chief Bill Bratton and Bob Hertzberg are expected to join in a discussion tonight of the recent books by Joel Kotkin (The City: A Global History) and Joel Siegel (Prince of the City: Giuliani's New York and the Genius of American Life.) The private event is hosted by David Abel of The Planning Report and Metro Investment Report and Brenda Levin.
Is the LAPD's John Miller leaving for the staff of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff? People seem to think so. Email to Miller as-yet unanswered.