A little bit late today...
♦ Mayor Villaraigosa asked for an outside review of the DWP's power failures and appointed Forescee Hogan-Rowles to the agency's board.
♦ Doug Dowie won't get to use the results of a polygraph test in his federal trial. The former head of Fleishman-Hillard's L.A. office and ex-Daily News managing editor can testify and be cross-examined if he wants to tell his side, a judge ruled.
♦ Fortune magazine, CNBC, AP and others have reported on Moonview Sanctuary, the $175,000-a-year mental health retreat for celebs in Santa Monica run by Laurie Perlman, the former CAA agent who was married to the co-chairman there, and Gerald Levin, her current love and the ex-head of Time Warner. Now the L.A. Times has too, in today's front-page column One.
♦ Meanwhile, CAA's push for 100% market share is analyzed by John Horn in the Times.
♦ Tribune Company's third-quarter profit was off 80%, and MarketWatch columnist Chuck Jaffe made the stock his Stupid Investment of the Week.
♦ Bobbi Murray reports in the Jewish Journal on the Villaraigosa's Rosh Hashanah dinner at the home of Ehud Danoch, the Consul General of Israel. It's where the mayor surprised his staff by saying he would lead a trip to Israel.
♦ A snake was found in the KTLA offices of general manager Vinnie Malcolm, RonFineman.com confirmed with Malcolm. Whether it slithered in by itself or was sent to him is up in the air.