Afternoon snacks

  • Channel 2 News is crowing about scoring its highest November ratings at 11 pm "in the key adults 25-54 demographic" since the 1997 sweeps series that led to letter grades at Los Angeles County restaurants. Mark Lacter, meanwhile, looks at the national sweeps numbers.
  • Farewell Day at the Register: According to one list going around the departees via buyout include Sacramento reporter Kim Kindy, editorial writer John Seiler, religion writer Ann Pepper, photographer Mark Avery and sports columnist Steve Bisheff, who gets a send-off of sorts at SoCal Sports Observed. Editorial page cartoonist Mike Shelton is going the syndication route, which nudges an emailer to ask: does any Southland daily still have a cartoonist?
  • City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's narrow interpretation of the open meeting law in the Tennie Pierce case deprived the city of needed facts and a public debate over the merits, Bill Boyarsky argues.
  • Chip Jacobs at the Pasadena Weekly updates his coverage of the unsolved murder of former Alhambra mayor Stephen Ballreich.
  • Cocoanut Grove to be torn down after all? Franklin Avenue
  • David Rensin drives home alone over Laurel Canyon, listening to Neil Young, and gets all inside his head about writing, the road and the "electoral orgasm" just past. Native Intelligence

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