Media people

First thing Tuesday, 9/6

Summer isn't really over, it just feels that way.

    Some Katrina links: Los Angeles blacks feel New Orleans' pain...LAist found a server at Swingers who did her part... la.foodblogging on what's needed to feed the survivors arriving in Los Angeles...LAT story on the Times-Picayune website....Telethon roundup in The Hollywood Reporter.
Sicilian donkeys    Those "mule studies" classes at Pierce College are back in the news, this time in the LAT. Those are Sicilian donkeys in the pic, by the way—but they're cute.
    CNN's bureau will move from Hollywood to 6500 Wilshire Boulevard, the L.A. Business Journal says. That's the tower at San Vicente that houses the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bureaus, TV Week and Bloomberg News, plus other media and not a few agents.
    Hilary De Vries wrote about the reality factor of HBO's Entourage in Sunday's NYT.
    Two views of today's LAPD: Jack Dunphy and a customer who visited the Rampart division station.
    Tonight's Life and Times has a segment on longtime KTLA newsman Stan Chambers, who covered the famous Kathy Fiscus story in 19-friggin-49. 6:30 p.m., KCET.
    Holding the Democratic convention in 2000 cost the city of Los Angeles $34 million, now that all the lawsuits have been settled, Rick Orlov reports.
    Caryn Coleman and Sean Bonner at have moved their Sixspace gallery to Culver City—and they're exhausted by it. is trying gamely to keep up.

and also...

Mack Reed at Burning ManMack Reed posts several thousand words and dozens of photos from the Burning Man festival over at "No needle, bottle or pipe will deliver a stronger buzz than hanging out with 35,566 other souls addicted to the thrill of raw creativity." He covered the festival for the Times in 1996. Another report from the festival just concluded by Tammara at

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