Weekend shorts *

Fed all weekend, with new ones at the bottom...

⇒ Layoffs at the Los Angeles offices of Clear Channel, reports Franklin Avenue.
⇒ West magazine's fourth week is its first theme issue: fashion.
⇒ Laurie David's enviro cause gets the star treatment in the March issue of Vogue, with a mention of the Huffington Post.
Vegetarians in Paradise, "a Los Angeles vegetarian web magazine." Via Gridskipper.
⇒ Kate Braverman also did her anti-Los Angeles shtick this month in the Jewish Journal. And this email from Don in Long Beach: "Please excuse my ignorance. While I was born in Inglewood and have lived in California for 39 of my 47 years, I don't know who Kate Braverman is. I've never heard of her, and believe it or not, I do read and own quite a few books. Have I done something wrong?"
⇒ Magic Mountain has 17 roller coasters, which the CEO says is too many: "It's become like a drug." Theme Park Insider.
BoifromTroy is blogging from the state Republican convention.
⇒ Still looking for the reason that oily goo is erupting on Olive Avenue near some retired downtown wells.
⇒ Saturday's New York Times broke ground on the Pellicano story, reporting that Hollywood lawyer Bert Fields is "in talks with prosecutors to try to avoid charges" and that Dennis Wasser, who represented Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg in their divorces, is the unnamed lawyer in the Pellicano indictment who put the jailed PI together with Kirk Kerkorian's attorney. Says the NYT: "Federal prosecutors investigating Mr. Pellicano's wiretapping have expanded their inquiry into nearly every corner of the Hollywood bar: litigators, dealmakers, criminal defense lawyers and, now, a divorce lawyer." The LAT has a story on Pellicano intercepting phone calls of the ex-girlfriend of former music executive Robert Pfeifer.
⇒ William Booth of the Washington Post visits the Getty Villa and reports back: "And wow. Hail, Caesar by the seashore -- this place is a trip." And in the LAT's Current Section, art critic-blogger Tyler Green offers the Getty some recommendations for cleaning up its house.
⇒ The L.A. Times comes back Sunday with a Pellicano takeout that has some details about Fields, Ovitz and friends. Anita Busch, the reporter at the center of a lot of this, is still laying low.
Crash was named best picture at the NAACP Image Awards.

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