Well, that was a good week. New blogs, new contributors, new design, plus the usual original posts and meaty news. These were some of the highlights, in case you are just back from holiday and need to catch up on your L.A. chatter:
- Fifty-four missing women became not as tragic as feared
- The Listerine Mayor likes his water room temperature and his foie gras cooked special
- Close encounter on LAX runway...v-v-v-very close
- Martin Ludlow's friends take some heat
- Broad, Geffen and Burkle make pitches to buy the Times
- Tony Blair's coming to town — and the Brits are ready
- The Times goes long and deep on Philip Anschutz...well, sort of deep
- Pony rides at the L.A. Times? Why yes
- Big John Mazmanian, R.I.P.
Oh, and some tequila-sodden actor was arrested, tried to run, threatened a deputy, attacked the Jews and called another deputy "sugar tits" — or as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department would say, "arrested without incident."
Plus: L.A.'s best internship, Mark Lacter's exclusive take on the business news, sports by LA Observed contributors, and Native Intelligence from David Rensin, Denise Hamilton, Eric Estrin and Judy Graeme.
Extra: The whole week of Morning Buzz.