Wednesday mishmash

⇒ Only in L.A. quote of the day: "Just 2,200 square feet—it's practically an apartment" — Screenwriter Naomi Foner, mother of Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, complaining in the LAT that her house off Mulholland Drive is just so small. Plus this: Times staffer Mary McNamara refers to Foner and the Gyllenhaals as "in a way...a quintessentially Los Angeles family, New York transplants on their way to becoming a Hollywood dynasty." Yeah, just like all my neighbors and yours...

⇒ "Radio Nation" began on KPFK in 1996. Marc Cooper will host the final show Friday at 7 am, then it moves to Air America as "Radio Nation with Laura Flanders" on Sunday nights from 8-11pm on AM 1150. Jon Wiener blogs more.

⇒ Genio's restaurant in Burbank is for sale but has no closing date.

⇒ More Red Cars: A reader emails that the Orange Empire Trolley Railway Museum out in Perris has some original PE Red Cars.

⇒ Joe Scott redesigned The Body Politic, emphasizing the blog's mission statement: "Aristotle’s Politics (Book 1, Chapter 1) is clear that 'man is a political animal in a greater measure than any bee or any gregarious animal. For nature does nothing without purpose, and man alone of the animals possesses speech.' The blogosphere watches as a divided America reexamines its soul. After 35 years as a journalist I have broken a long silence to comment again on critical moral and political issues that impact the U.S. body politic. Reflections on JoeScott3.com, an independent, non-profit blog, are posted frequently, not daily. I hope global readers, accepting Aristotle’s definition of a political animal, will find this quick scan both provocative and mindful."


More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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