Gore Vidal, the Valley and more Skid Row...
♦ Could it be FashionWeek in L.A. again so soon? My time does fly. ClothesHoarse has all the action.
♦ Groundbreaking is at 10:15 am for the new Children's Museum of Los Angeles to be built at Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace. Mayor Villaraigosa will be there.
♦ Steve Lopez hangs out with a doc on day three of Skid Row Week. Patterico, who prosecutes cases from there, blogs that Lopez's portraits of the place are not exaggerated.
♦ Marc Cooper posts an audiofile and a podcast of his hour-long interview with Gore Vidal. The actual text transcript will come along later in the week.
♦ Orange Line skepticism is rampant in a Times piece by Amanda Covarrubias. She quotes Joel Kotkin: "It's a tour of the industrial bowels of the Valley. And there's no place to stop to get a cup of coffee." I'm quoted too. At LAist, Jason Toney passes along the MTA's rather ominous-sounding advice to drivers who must interact with the new Valley busway.
♦ Mack Reed uses the occasion of the management turnover at LATimes.com (and Cassandra Doright email) to offer some prescriptions for the website.
♦ Correction of the day, from the LAT: "A photograph on the cover of the Oct. 2 Magazine showed Dr. Jennifer Berman sitting next to a swimming pool. The photo had been altered to remove a towel she was sitting on. Manipulating an image in this manner is not consistent with Times policy."
♦ Living on Pennies, a special report on LATimes.com, won first prize for best online news project from the National Association of Black Journalists. A piece on South Africa that aired on the "Tavis Smiley Show" won in the radio enterprise/documentary category.