Some goodies from here and there. Late adds will go at the bottom.
⇒ Former LAT syndicated columnist Norah Vincent's book on going undercover in the male world, Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again is reviewed in Sunday's New York Times: "it's a thoughtful, diligent, entertaining piece of first-person investigative journalism." That's her in the photo.
⇒ ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas has posted a video blog of her tour in Los Angeles last week, and her interview about diversity with Mayor Villaraigosa that aired on World News Tonight.
⇒ The guy who tried to pressure the LAUSD into paying his medical bills by creating porn-filled websites using the names of Supt. Roy Romer and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has gotten a $360,000 settlement offer from the school board, the Daily News reports.
⇒ Public golfers got their first look at Donald Trump's $264 million course in Rancho Palos Verdes.
⇒ Eatry is a new blog about L.A. dining and entertainment. It appears to be from the editor and creative director at South Bay magazine, and comes with a disclaimer: "The publisher of this site does not insure the accurateness of any content presented on Eatry." [* They took down the disclaimer.]
⇒ Tom Hoffarth's top 5 Los Angeles TV news sportscasters in the Daily News: Jim Hill, Fred Roggin, Curt Sandoval, John Ireland and Lindsay Soto.
⇒ Screen writer Wesley Strick pays tribute to the Ambassador Hotel in the LAT Current section.
⇒ That report about Schwab's in Hollywood closing was wrong: just renovating. Curbed LA corrects itself.
⇒ About 150 members of neighborhood councils showed up at City Hall Saturday to work with the mayor's office on budget priorities.