Twelve of the best from the past week of LA Observed posts, plus a few freebies...
- When a UCLA student is Tasered on video in the library, students protest.
- Where is UCLA anyway? Not in West Los Angeles.
- Times publisher David Hiller sure likes his Republicans, but we'll see about uppity reporters.
- The Times covers its own editor's first day, video and all, and disorients readers with local stories on A1.
- A real live Chandler advises the Times how to get its act together, and Montorio says he's staying put.
- Bratton versus Mariel Garza of the Daily News, and a counterpoint from TJ Sullivan at Native Intelligence.
- Yaroslavsky considering another try for an elected county executive.
- Laserium lives on, just not at Griffith Observatory.
- A bunch of people in L.A. may have Morgellons disease, or they may not. The CDC wants to know.
- Mother's worst nightmare, or one of them: a mountain lion near tents full of Girl Scouts.
- Veronique de Turenne dares to suggest that bicyclists take a little more care, discovers they are not easily disabused of their specialness.
- Los Angeles magazine anoints 122 influential Angelenos — and redesigns the book.
Plus: Former Times city editor, columnist and A-list political writer Bill Boyarsky — currently vice president of the City Ethics Commission — joins LA Observed as a blogger.