First thing Thursday, 9/15

• Looks like Gov. Schwarzenegger announces Friday that he will run for reelection, the Times says. Also, La Opinión says its reporter was denied entry to the governor's recent community meeting in Riverside. Story en español or here horribly butchered by Google's robo-translator (unless Dept. of Finance chief Tom Campbell really apologized by saying, "Moan deeply happened and to name of the governor the our excuses, I assure to him that this will not become to repeat."
• Strange For the Record in the Daily News: "An article Wednesday incorrectly spelled the name of the president of Anschutz Entertainment Group as Timothy Leiweke. In fact, his name is spelled Leiwicke." No, really, it is Leiweke.
• Producer and director Robert Wise, who won Oscars for West Side Story and The Sound of Music (and was nominated for editing Citizen Kane), died at UCLA Medical Center. He was 91.
• David Olmos, editor of the Times' weekly Health section, is leaving to be director of publications and communications at the California Healthcare Foundation in Oakland. He is, I believe, the only Latino section editor in the newsroom. Editorial page editor Andrés Martinez fills a non-newsroom position.
• S. David Freeman, former head of the DWP, was elected president of the city's harbor commission.
• N.Z. Bear of the website and blog The Truth Laid Bear has set up to "provide a forum where community, religious, and civic groups affected by Hurricane Katrina can connect with similar groups across the nation and world who can aid in their recovery." He's donating his time and HostingMatters is hosting gratis.
• Add the LA Weekly's Scott Foundas to the roster of Toronto Film Festival bloggers.
• The California Observer is a new blog on state politics, by Capitol Weekly staff writer Shane Goldmacher.

And a follow-up...

• Tuesday's breaking news at LAO about Michael Kinsley (here and here) blew away this blog's previous one-day visitor marks. Kinsley's "bitter note" email was clicked on 33,000 times, thanks to pointers from Talking Points Memo, Andrew Sullivan, Washington Monthly, Political Wire, Kausfiles and Romenesko, among others. Today's letters to the LAT are split evenly: one for, one against.

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