The Daily News' Mariel Garza emails that she was more than a bit surprised to read LAPD watch commander Vincent Neglia suggest that she advised her students to be arrested in the pursuit of public records.
Lt. Neglia's charge is just absurd. I would never tell students to get arrested. My class is tough enough as it is. I don't know what went on between this student and Lt. Neglia -- in fact, I don't even know that it is my student he's referring to, as other instructors send students out public record gathering as well and he never names the student -- but this is just goofball. Still, for what it's worth, all this uproar has been a tremendous learning experience for my students.
Also this afternoon:
- The New York company behind Curbed LA has launched Eater LA, "a clearing house and temple for all things related to eating and drinking in Tinseltown. The aim here is to obsess about the Los Angeles restaurant and nightlife scene until we're all so over it that we're excited about it again." Lesley Balla, formerly of LA.com, is the editor.
- The L.A. Times has started up a Clippers blog, written by freelancer Rick Cipes.
- Strong rumors around that an announcement regarding sale of the Daily Breeze is coming Friday.
Apologies for the right side of the website being on the fritz. The hosting service says it is being worked on. Fixed.