⇒ The Paul Williams-designed Holmby Hills home adjacent to Harvard-Westlake (formerly lived in by Bruce McNall and Ronald O. Perelman) will be saved and moved to Pasadena, the NYT says.
⇒ Jeffrey Anderson, covering the DWP closely for the LA Weekly, writes that Mayor Villaraigosa "seems comfortable leaving the impression he doesn’t always mean what he says." The immediate topic is the appointment of CH2M Hill's Jack Bayliss to a city panel.
⇒ Cecilia Rasmussen's L.A. Then and Now column in Sunday's LAT recounts the fun history of the Brown Derbys. She leaves out that there was a fifth Derby that we have a rare photo of in Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles.
⇒ In praise of L.A.'s new branch libraries.
⇒ NYT Magazine staffer Matt Bai has the cover piece in Sunday's LAT Magazine, about his wife's Japanese American family in Orange County.
⇒ Matt Welch takes his concern about eminent domain to the Times' Outside the Tent column, noting the paper has yet to mention the Echo Park school controversy. More at his blog and at EchoPark.net.
⇒ Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, the reality show producers behind gofugyourself.com, get Sunday Calendar's Webwatch treatment in the Times.
⇒ H&M has landed in San Francisco with two stores and is contemplating Los Angeles. (via Franklin Avenue)
⇒ The L.A. Independent's Tony Castro revisits the May night when labor leader Miguel Contreras died in a series he calls The Remaking of Los Angeles.
⇒ Right blogger Moxie has really been giving it to her fellow travelers at Pajamas Media.
⇒ Brady Westwater has considerable good detail on the "Little Italy" talk downtown.