Afternoon snacks

Tribune chief Dennis J. FitzSimons vows to stand up to the big bad Chandlers.
A spill of cooking oil closed three lanes of the Long Beach Freeway this morning. Imagine the headlines and news teases if it was 100 degrees out there today.
Harry Shearer jokes at Eat the Press that the L.A. Times may have a point in blocking staff access to potentially offensive websites: "The Times has been scooped on so many stories in its own backyard over the years that this may just be a way of bucking up staff morale."
Gawker Jesse Oxfeld's Los Angeles adventure, as told by (or to) Nikki Finke.
City animal services chief Ed Boks compares Los Angeles ($20.2 million budget for shelters and other services) to his last job in New York City ($7.2 million budget, with no shelters at all in Queens or the Bronx.)


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