Central Park of Hollywood
Villaraigosa's political fund
The Mayor's Committee for Government Excellence and Accountability spent
$140,000 the last three months to push for school reform measure AB 1381.
Live TV is tough
Reporting last night from the West Hollywood carnaval, Fox 11's Ed Lasko talked about the ban on silly putty rather than silly string.
Copley sells some more
While still mulling the sale of the South Bay Daily Breeze, Copley Press says
it is seeking "strategic alternatives" for its seven newspapers in Ohio and Illinois. The Breeze sale is now delayed — if it happens
, publisher Art Wible says
"It now looks like we'll likely need most of November to conclude if we have a deal or we don't have a deal," Wible said. "We're not having a fire sale at the Breeze. We hope to conclude a favorable arrangement. And if not, Copley L.A. will continue to be part of the Copley newspapers."
If the Daily Breeze stays a part of Copley, the parent company would pursue a partnership with one of its three main competitors in the Los Angeles market, Tribune Co.'s Los Angeles Times, Media-News Group's Los Angeles Newspaper Group and Freedom Communications' The Orange County Register.
If the Daily Breeze isn't sold, the factors that prompted Copley to put it on the block would remain, Wible said. The Daily Breeze is not sufficiently large to attract enough big national and regional advertising accounts. Therefore, the paper must establish a relationship with one of Los Angeles' three big media players to be able to compete, Wible said. Such an arrangement could involve a larger partner securing national ads for the Daily Breeze, which would in turn share the revenue.
Mitch Albom on book tour
He's on "Larry Mantle's Airtalk" on KPCC at 11 am.
Chick at Town Hall Nov. 9
Controller Laura Chick's speech is billed as "Dealing with Corruption, Waste and Fraud in City Hall." Info
Eden Espinosa will play Elphaba and Megan Hilty will be Glinda when the road show of Broadway hit "Wicked" rolls into the Pantages in February
If you loved Funny in Farsi...
Firoozeh Dumas has sold Villard a new book, Last Mango in Paris: "Humorous and touching stories about the love of family and humanity, covering her years in Abadan and Tehran, and her life raising three American children with her French husband."
A Bruin in Berlin
UCLA junior Matthias Metternich is videotaping his year overseas for an NBC online reality show
about junior years abroad.