Nearly a dozen posts made their way onto the blog during the so-called holiday break, including the first (exclusive) list of which familiar names look to be leaving the L.A. Times during the current buyout-slash-purge. Scroll down to catch up. But first:
|Today's front pages
|New York Times See/Read
Washington Post See/Read
LA Times See/Read
Daily News See/Read
Daily Breeze See/Read
Hwd Reporter Read
La Opinión Read
The Firm's Jeff Kwatinetz dissed Jennifer Lopez by not showing up for two meetings he set up, Page Six
Art blogger Tyler Green
, who lives in the East, cracks the Times op-ed page today to excoriate LACMA
for not saving the art in its parking garage, doomed to be razed on Thursday. CityBeat's Mick Farren
also has an op-ed piece.
Mayor Villaraigosa hurried back from the Hawaiian wedding celebration for Speaker Fabian Nunez to ride in the Hollywood Christmas parade, and this morning at 8 am he will finally appear on KABC's Doug McIntyre show after delicate negotiations that Rick Orlov explains
in the Daily News. Villaraigosa is still just a councilman on McIntyre's website
. Also from Orlov: Villaraigosa's union troubles, plus Herb Wesson and Jose Huizar should make their City Council debuts this week.
The Daily News looks in on the empire of (and controversy around) San Fernando developer and newspaper publisher Severyn Aszkenazy
, "the son of a Polish Jew and a Mexican-American mother who raised him alone on Pacoima's rough streets" and who is sometimes called the man who owns half of San Fernando.
Why there's still no dancing
in Westwood Village.
BoifromTroy dubs Encino Homeowners president Gerald Silver Mr. Gridlock
for his stance against widening the 405.
And also, Monday's usual selective look back at the week that came before: