Doug Dowie scores some points but not a knockdown, the police commission mums up, "Today" takes the Chino shooting story, a new Nina Zero review and paying tribute to the mother of tortilla chips. All that and a Correction of the Day when you turn the page...
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♦ Indicted ex-Fleishman Hillard exec Doug Dowie says he was fired because the PR giant struck a deal with the feds to avoid prosecution of higher-ups, the Daily Journal reports. (The feds and Fleishman deny it.) Dowie, suing for wrongful termination, implicated Fleishman CEO John Graham in laundering of campaign contributions made to local politicians and won the right to question Fleishman's attorney about any deal with prosecutors.
The Times' new City-County Bureau went active Monday and immediately got a story on the front page: Scott Glover and Matt Lait's piece about the police commission quietly deciding to stop releasing
the names of LAPD officers involved in shootings. The Times, meanwhile, led the paper
with the Anthony Pellicano charges.
The attorney for Elio Carrion, the airman shot by a deputy in Chino, was on the Today
show this morning: "Thus far, the sheriff's office has given no indication that they are treating this case with the seriousness that it merits in terms of arresting the deputy."
Sheriff Baca may have been loose with the facts when he claimed
his budget has been cut. Meanwhile, another night with racial rioting at the Pitchess jail.
Robert Eversz's fifth novel centered on bad-girl L.A. paparazzo Nina Zero, Zero to the Bone
, scores a good review
from Dick Lochte in the LAT. Eversz writes them from Prague.
Correction of the day, from the L.A. Times
: "An article in Wednesday's Food section about food to serve while watching the Super Bowl incorrectly described the recipe for Buffalo wings at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y. The article said Anchor Bar fries the chicken wings, pours Frank's RedHot sauce on them and offers bottled blue cheese dressing on the side. In fact, the Buffalo wings there are cooked, then tossed with a proprietary sauce that comes in four flavors; the blue cheese dressing is made in-house. Also, retired football player Mean Joe Greene's last name was misspelled as Green. Additionally, an accompanying article describing Frank's RedHot sauce incorrectly stated that this sauce is the "secret ingredient" behind Anchor Bar's wings, which are not made with it."
LAX shuttles will pay more
to enter the airport, and so might you.
Former Kings player Rick Tocchet
is under criminal investigation for his role in a big sports gambling ring.
Where in holy guacamole would we be without Rebecca Webb Carranza, whose El Zarape Tortilla Factory marketed the first tortilla chips in 1950? She died last month
at age 98.