It was a good week across all the LA Observed blogs. Here is an editor's dozen of notable news, scoops and observations:
- David Zahniser is the best reporter at City Hall, Los Angeles magazine proclaims.
- Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60" is fading so fast it won't air next Monday on NBC.
- The DA and the extra-terrestrials (and Allison Margolin) are the talk of the legal world.
- Huell Howser meets citizen journalism via LA Observed reader's video camera.
- Scary report on staph and some new columns at the LA Weekly.
- At training camp with the Lakers.
- Country music returns to L.A. radio dial.
- New blood at LACMA includes Michael Crichton.
- Bruce Karatz's good old boy connection.
- Tom Freston walks away from Viacom with $84 million in severance, bonuses and other rewards for getting fired.
- Denise Hamilton meets early special effects wiz Ray Harryhausen.
- Cory Lidle's media coverage as viewed from Nashville.
Plus: A week's worth of Morning Buzz and media people news, and an adventure in weird L.A. geography observed by Veronique at Here in Malibu: A British tabloid located Jennifer Aniston's new pad as "beachfront property in Beverly Hills."