First thing Tuesday, 10/11 *

Oops, sorry about the day (the headline said 'Wednesday' for the first nine hours or so. We think ahead around here...)

 ♦ Whispers in the wind say that Times editor Dean Baquet could name his managing editor(s) today. Istanbul correspondent and leader of the Friends of Dean club Doug Frantz happens to be in town. Not predicting, just saying...
 ♦ The owner of the Florentine Gardens finds out today if the city will try to take the legendary Hollywood nightclub for a fire station.
 ♦ Angels win and advance to the next round, proving the adage that teams called the Yankees should not play guys named Bubba Crosby in center field.
 ♦ Blogger Tyler Green has the Getty and Barry Munitz in his sights again.
 ♦ The Aesthetic reports that South Bay Health magazine is switching its focus to the upscale lifestyle. The new name is South Bay Coast.
 ♦ Gist: Pomona man with bow and arrow tries to hijack train. Not very well. Details: LAT, Pasadena Star-News
 ♦ Ex-Timeser Ken Reich waxed about the old days with retired LAT pressmen.
 ♦ When asked why he doesn't have comments on his blog, Hugh Hewitt points to this case about a blogger sued for comments posted by others.
 ♦ Henry Hwang, founder of Far East National Bank, died of cancer at age 77. He was the father of playwright David Henry Hwang. * Update: The Times obit recounts Hwang senior's role in the scandal that tarnished the final term of Mayor Tom Bradley.
 ♦ The comic actor Louis Nye also checks out, at 92.


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