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♦ Donnell Alexander makes a case in CityBeat that New Times will be good for Los Angeles journalism. Separately, rumor is that New Times honcho Michael Lacey will be here Friday for a first confab with folks at the LA Weekly.
♦ Noam Levey has moved over to the Times' county beat covering the Board of Supervisors and whatever else happens in the Hall of Administration on Temple Street. He had to leave the City Hall beat after becoming involved with Leslie Pollner, a top deputy to city council member Wendy Greuel.
♦ Bacteria counts this summer at local beaches were the highest in five years. "Urban slobber" is blamed.
♦ Mayor Villaraigosa will propose a $1-billion bond measure for affordable housing that the Times says will "give city planners a firmer hand in shaping the city according to Villaraigosa's vision, making it denser and more vertical, with new housing concentrated along public transit lines."
♦ Chief Bratton is writing books on management techniques and counterterrorism, and not talking much about either one.
♦ Playa Vista got too much environmental approval too quickly, a state Court of Appeal ruled. Everyone's still trying to figure out what it means.
♦ Today's the day the state publishes the Academic Performance Index for public schools. The Times plans to have the scores up on the web after 10:30 am.
♦ Times sports editor Bill Dwyre pens an op-ed piece with mentions of his wise-ass columnist T.J. Simers and op-ed scribe Patt Morrison.
♦ The world's longest hearse procession will loop along Wilshire this Saturday.