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Will Campbell blogs revealingly about the anticipation of meeting his estranged 15-year-daughter for the first time in five years. She happened to pick a Chili's in the Valley where Campbell used to work as a guard. There's a follow-up.
Good story in the Daily News on saving the LAPD's extensive and nearly forgotten photo archives.
Eye-grabbing headline of the day, from the Daily Breeze: 'Lake closes after alligator reports prove true.' Authorities think it's a caiman, not a gator, but it's in Machado Lake in the South Bay's Harbor Regional Park—and so far it isn't taking the bait, but did lunge at some grebes.
Nikki Finke is in the lede of a New York Times story about ex-wives talking to the media about their high-profile exes.
New Daily News Editor Ron Kaye tells James Nash to expect innovation on his watch: "Everybody is trying to figure out how to move forward in a fast-moving information age. I think journalists need to see there’s never been quite the opportunity there is now to reinvent what we do, to give life to the First Amendment and produce more interesting stories and products." The L.A. Business Journal media column also notes the debut of Golf Living from the Tribune Co. arm that publishes Distinction, and has the Times disputing a report that home circulation has fallen 18% in a year.
Ink for Mayor Sam's Sister City in Saturday's Times and Daily Breeze. The anony-blog posted a picture of councilwoman Janice Hahn's city car parked in a blue handicapped spot. In the stories, she says the staffer who parked the car has been reprimanded. * Sunday night: San Pedro activist Robert Gelfand slams the blog and the papers for hyping the episode.
Former Hahn chief of staff Tim McOsker will join the Century City law firm of Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro after Labor Day, the LABJ says. And former Hahn press assistant Jordan Markwith is working now with Chad Griffin Consulting here.
Friday's LAT story on Gigi Goyette and Gov. Schwarzenegger came up during American Media's conference call with analysts. Also, American Media is moving some Shape magazine jobs from Woodland Hills to New York.
Ex-LAT reporter Ron Kenner writes about his Watts riot experiences at The American Reporter.
Leslie Dutton's Full Disclosure Network says it will post video Monday of Board of Education member David Tokofsky disclosing the existence of something called the LAUSD Financing Corporation.
Freelancer Ross Johnson has posted an unpublished story on Michael Ovitz and the Hollywood press he wrote for Los Angeles Magazine ten years ago, and a reflection on what it all means. Fired editor Michael Caruso makes an appearance.
Workers at the Chinese Daily News in Monterey Park are voting on whether to go union, the LABJ reports.
World Hum is a travel website based in Southern California, edited by former LAT reporter Jim Benning and Michael Yessis. It has lots of guest writers and was mentioned in last Sunday's New York Times. Also, the LAT Travel section unveiled a regular new Sunday page on travel around the West, with pieces by Scott Martelle from Hatch, NM and Craig Nakano from San Diego.
Following up: Paramount relented and decided the one-man spoof "The Godfadda Workout" is no threat to its Godfather franchise. The show goes on at the Century City Playhouse, and rumor is Paramount may even want to franchise it.
Tim Rutten returned to his regular Saturday Regarding Media column in the LAT with a look at the Schwarzenegger and American Media (and Gigi Goyette) saga.