First thing Monday, 2.6.06

GovanEyewitness News goes hi-def, James Frey has a few words for the LAT, the Downtown News loses patience with Villaraigosa and a former mayor goes in for a tuneup—plus a profile of the new museum mogul in town and a lot more after the jump. And if you live in the hills, remember to move your car. It's a red flag day due to the dry winds.

Now since it's Monday, here are a dozen goodies from the past week:

Today's front pages
New York Times See/Read
Washington Post See/Read
LA Times See/Read
Daily News See/Read
Daily Breeze See/Read
Press-Telegram See/Read
Register See/Read
Star-News Read
Variety Read
Hwd Reporter Read
La Opinin Read
 
Slate: Today's Papers
♦ Channel 7 this weekend became the first L.A. station to beam the news in high-definition, Ron Fineman says.
♦ The Times pokes around James Frey's patchy Hollywood resume and gets a quote from the fabricator: "All I wanted to do was write a book that would help people get through tough times, and I never meant for any of this to happen, and I'm sorry that it has."
♦ Rick Orlov rounds up Mayor Villaraigosa's week in the national spotlight and says the highlight may have been a mention by Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show." And apparently Downtown News editor Jon Regardie has had just about enough of the Villaraigosa energy and media show.
♦ Former Mayor Richard Riordan had heart bypass surgery over the weekend and is resting (un)comfortably At St. John's in Santa Monica. He apparently was able to watch the Super Bowl.
♦  Fire Chief William Bamattre wants $500,000 to open an internal affairs unit to clamp down on discipline problems.
♦ New LACMA boss Michael Govan, who is 42, is profiled in the LAT.
♦ Laura Holson interviews Brad Grey in the NYT about the stuff they're saying about his Paramount Studios.
♦ Film crews pestered the locals for 6,154 shooting days in the downtown area last year, which was actually less than in 2004.
♦ Tabloid Baby says that Patrick McDermott was a beard for Olivia Newton John, not her lover, and the blog thinks something is fishy with his unexplained disappearance eight months ago.
♦ Ross Johnson joins Russian director Timur Bekmambetov for a margarita at L'Ermitage on the New York Times' dime.


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Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
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