⇒ City Controller Laura Chick turned up the heat today on schools Supt. Roy Romer, making a public records act request for all federal, state, county, and internal audits of the LAUSD (plus follow-up reports) since 2000. * Wednesday stories: LAT, DN, Breeze.
⇒ Former Channel 5 weathercaster Roland Galvan died at age 48 after suffering from a liver ailment. He lived in Texas.
⇒ After five years as the Fashion Police writer for E! Online, Elizabeth Snead's final column runs on the site tomorrow. Seems E! didn't want to share her byline with The Envelope, the LAT awards site where she writes the Styles and Scenes gossip and fashion dish piece. Part of it may be that The Envelope was created by Scott Robson, who long ago started up the E! site.
⇒ KCRW finally aired a delayed Ruth Seymour interview with the proprietor of the closing Hatikvah Music on Fairfax. The longtime L.A. store's demise follows the closure of Aron's Records and Penny Lane and a rumor that the Rhino Records store on Westwood is up for sale. But what does the L.A. Times turn into Monday's Column One? The closure of a New York record store after twelve whole years in business.