- Frenchman Lionel Bringuier, who just turned 20, has been named assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic beginning in 2007.
- Ken Layne, formerly of LA Examiner.com and Sploid, is taking up duties as West Coast bureau chief for Wonkette. In Reno for now. He had been a mere guest blogger.
- Longtime Los Angeles Times correspondent John-Thor Dahlburg, most recently in Miami, is moving to the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel as state editor.
- In honor of the Griffith Observatory reopening, the Jewish Journal leads with a Jews in Space package and a piece on restoration architect Brenda Levin.
- Boing Boing guru Mark Frauenfelder is writing Rule the Web, about getting stuff done online, for St. Martin's Press.
- Campaign consultant Parke Skelton adds his take on the LA Weekly's hiring of Jill Stewart. Hint: he's not amused.
- Franklin Avenue goes back to the Ambassador Hotel site for a little pre-Bobby look around.
Programming notes: LA Weekly editor Laurie Ochoa and I talk about the paper with host Warren Olney tonight at 7 pm on KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" Also, look for LA Biz Observed editor Mark Lacter on the NBC 4 news this evening. He was interviewed about the Los Angeles Times this afternoon by reporter Laurel Erickson.