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Twelve you may have missed

It was a good week across all the LA Observed blogs. Here is an editor's dozen of notable news, scoops and observations:

  1. David Zahniser is the best reporter at City Hall, Los Angeles magazine proclaims.
  2. Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60" is fading so fast it won't air next Monday on NBC.
  3. The DA and the extra-terrestrials (and Allison Margolin) are the talk of the legal world.
  4. Huell Howser meets citizen journalism via LA Observed reader's video camera.
  5. Scary report on staph and some new columns at the LA Weekly.
  6. At training camp with the Lakers.
  7. Country music returns to L.A. radio dial.
  8. New blood at LACMA includes Michael Crichton.
  9. Bruce Karatz's good old boy connection.
  10. Tom Freston walks away from Viacom with $84 million in severance, bonuses and other rewards for getting fired.
  11. Denise Hamilton meets early special effects wiz Ray Harryhausen.
  12. 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."

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