Afternoon shorts

⇒ Terry Christensen appeared in federal court to plead not guilty to charges implicating him in illegal wiretapping of Kirk Kerkorian's wife by Anthony Pellicano. Christensen also resigned from the board of MGM MIrage.
⇒ Today's Washington Post fronts a John Pomfret story about Latino-black tension in Los Angeles, pegged to the jail riots. Uh, he calls the conflict "long-simmering but little-discussed"?
⇒ Kim Cooper and Nathan Marsak's campaign to save the Union 76 ball made it onto the BBC News website.
⇒ Times Metro reporter Susannah Rosenblatt is recovering from being hit by a car and knocked out in front the Riverside bureau last week. She filed her daily on time, I'm told.
⇒ LA Alternative's cover story about bicycle riding on Los Angeles streets ("Vicious Cycling") provoked some pro and con comments about the Midnight Ridazz events.
⇒ Gelf Magazine has an online interview with William Bastone, founder of The Smoking Gun.
Ostrich Ink #29 ("nonfiction through a cracked lens") carries interviews with Nic Harcourt and Charles Phoenix.
⇒ New on the LAO journalist roll: OC Register columnist (and former LATimeswoman) Mayrav Saar.
⇒ Last week's news today: Greg Baumann, Bloomberg's Los Angeles bureau chief, is the new editor of Television Week. He starts March 6.


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