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Editor's dozen

Highlights from the super-busy past week here at LA Observed...

  1. LA Weekly opens its tent to Jill Stewart: first the scoop, then the scene, the dismay, the notice and the backlash.
  2. Layoffs at the Daily News (another LAO scoop) as circulation tanks there and at the LAT.
  3. Bruce Feirstein unloads on the Times and we get email about that and those ridiculous bears.
  4. While David Geffen divests more art, Tribune suits try to calm the Times.
  5. Bill O'Reilly bleats about the L.A. Times again.
  6. Reading Sumner Redstone, and Tom Cruise is no Mary Pickford.
  7. Fans of L.A.'s two pro football teams invade the Bay Area, guards alerted.
  8. New Griffith Observatory doesn't impress Christopher Hawthorne.
  9. Music critic Daniel Cariaga is praised.
  10. Geek carnaval on Santa Monica Boulevard and a Halloween witch fable.
  11. Erika Schickel lives in Midwest Los Angeles.
  12. Lakers open the season with hope and a win.

Also in the family: I chatted with Warren Olney on Which Way, L.A. about the Weekly and the Times, LA Biz Observed editor Mark Lacter was interviewed on NBC 4 (to go with his weekly Business Update on KPCC), and Native Intelligence contributor Bruce Feirstein has a funny piece in the new Vanity Fair.

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