Won't be posting much at News & Chatter today or over the weekend, due to some outside commitments. But there's plenty to check in on elsewhere around LA Observed.
Mark Lacter is keeping a close eye on Tribune and Times developments and the rest of the L.A. business news at LA Biz Observed.
David Rensin returns to the Native Intelligence lineup with a list of ideas that didn't make the cut, and Denise Hamilton confronts her fears to go chat with James Ellroy at Vroman's in Pasadena.
At SoCal Sports Observed, David Davis observes this fall's media moment for high school football. Tonight, FSN West will broadcast a game between Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure that is the state's biggest showdown in years.
Author and screenwriter Clancy Sigal (Frida) takes exception at We Get Email to a recent piece on anti-communist labor leader Roy Brewer. Sigal's bone is personal: he was blacklisted by Hollywood in part due to Brewer.
This weekend's tour of the wilder side of Elysian Park by the Echo Park Historical Society and the Citizens' Committee to Save Elysian Park is advanced by Jenny Burman at Chicken Corner.
Up the coast at Here in Malibu, Veronique de Turenne is still reeling from the news that her favorite Diedrich's Coffee has been conquered by Starbucks.
Also: Scroll down for this week's exclusive reports on the Times-Tribune mess and other local stories.
Correction: Yesterday's Morning Buzz report that Tony Valdez's contract had been renewed by Fox-11 was premature. My newsroom sources were off.