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