Remember when tabloid publisher David Pecker claimed his rags didn't go easy on candidate Schwarzenegger just because they were in business together? Turns out he also "didn't" try to hush up Arnold's risque video for Playboy, the Times says.
LABJ Publisher Matthew Toledo flew to Louisiana to volunteer in a Red Cross shelter and wrote about it in this week's issue: “I felt I had to get on a plane and help..."
Replacing Ron Deaton is harder than it sounds, Rick Orlov says.
Kevin Sites will provide video news to Yahoo under a new project to be announced today.
Life and Times goes to the Valley tonight for a piece on McMansions. 6:30 p.m., KCET.
Coming up on a month of dormancy for Bob Hertzberg's website, and much longer than that since there were any new Big Ideas 4 LA posted.
Tuesday is election day in the 53rd assembly district to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Democrat Mike Gordon. Even if you live there you probably haven't heard of the people running. Turnout is going to be l-o-w.
And on the terrorism front...
Yahiye Adam Gadahn, the al-Qaeda associate suspected of threatening Los Angeles in that videotape over the weekend, is well-known to readers of CityBeat. The paper profiled him last year and discovered that before Adam Pearlman (as he was born) turned to Islam, he was a metal head whose family moved from Orange County to a Riverside goat farm: "His father, acclaimed ’60s underground psychedelic musician Phil Pearlman, was the one who chose the name Gadahn. Phil Pearlman founded the West Coast group Beat of the Earth, a band often compared by critics to their East Coast counterpart, the Velvet Underground."