Weekend bold-face

Kim Day got the offer she couldn't refuse to leave as head of LAX personally from Mayor Villaraigosa's in-house counsel Thomas Saenz and deputy chief of staff Marcus Allen, according to Copley's David Zahniser and Doug Irving in Saturday's Breeze...Jose Huizar's campaign contributions so far, and cash on hand for the final sprint in the 14th council district, are almost double those of Nick Pacheco. Nobody else is even trying to raise serious money—or matters...Gov. Schwarzenegger's political consultant Mike Murphy and Gale Kaufman from the union side appear (separately) on a special hour-long KNBC "NewsConference" Sunday from 9 am to 10 am, following "Meet the Press." Conan Nolan does the honors...The Tribune Company's troubles rated a long NPR piece by media critic David Folkenflik that quoted ex-LAT editor John Carroll, columnist Steve Lopez and the head of Tribune Publishing, among others...Tim Leiweke got the $290 million in taxpayer subsidies from the City Council he demanded for the 55-story hotel to be built across from Staples Center...The Daily News on Saturday quoted its own publisher and CEO, Tracy Rafter, praising the new Valley busway...Ron Fineman bested Bill O'Reilly, catching the Fox blabber in a misquote designed to slam the LAT...The Lisa Salem media juggernaut continues on Sunday night's Pacific Drift on KPCC. Brian Eno and Charles Phoenix are also on...Local micro-brew and free wi-fi in San Pedro, tipped off by Christiana Dominguez...O.J. Simpson is in in town and freaking people out...In-N-Out's double-double is the official health food of the UCLA football team, the New York Times finds...Vin Scully is profiled by Eric Neel in the current issue of ESPN the Magazine....Josh Rawitch, the Dodgers PR director and the son of former journalists Robert Rawitch and Cynthia Rawitch, gets a profile in Saturday's Daily News.

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