We're joining the Labor Day rush to the exits and setting down our keyboards until Tuesday. We can never quit cold turkey, though, so there might be some update action over the weekend. Newest at the top.
- Juicy details in the LAT from the internal investigation into ex-Getty head Barry Munitz. His computer hard drive was secretly copied (on approval of the Getty board's chairman) to get info on the Getty cash and favors Munitz lavished on women he mentored. The probe has already cost the Getty $4 million in fees to Munger Tolles & Olson.
- Huggy Boy, Los Angeles radio's early R&B disc jockey, died at age 78. Dick Hugg last worked on KRTH in 2002.
- Judge orders the word lengthening into the title of the City Council's term limits measure. They tried to get away with more neutral language. [Also: Greg Nelson, retired head of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, takes a lead role in opposing what is designated Proposition R.]
- Rocketdyne's rocket test lab at the far west end of the Valley handled far more toxic materials than officials admitted to the public, state officials finally conceded.
- Ron Rosenbaum and Claudia Rosett join the lineup of bloggers at El Segundo-based Pajamas Media.
- Controller Laura Chick will write a regular, unedited monthly column for the Sun newspapers in Studio City, Sherman Oaks and Encino. The column also runs in the Eastside Sun and LA Independent.