Weekend shorts

Record temps: Thermometers rose over ninety in many parts of Los Angeles on Sunday. Channel 2 weatherman Johnny Mountain calls it "extreme heat," I just call it very nice for November.

Mexico si y no:
While Sunday's West magazine celebrates the rich life at a villa in Baja, the LAT's Business section led Sunday with a story on how Mexican tourism is losing out to fear of drug wars and political unrest.

Los Angeles Journal: New York Times bureau chief Jennifer Steinhauer updates the key O.J. Simpson locations in Brentwood — Mezzaluna is a Peetís Coffee and Tea, the Rockingham Avenue house is gone and the street address has been changed on the Bundy Drive condo where Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered. Tim Rutten, meanwhile, says the Simpson book sewer leads right to Rupert Murdoch.

Bobby: The film set almost entirely at the Ambassador Hotel got a thumbs up from Richard Roeper, but he gets a thumbs down for twice referring to the Ambassador East, which is a Chicago hotel. (Guest "Ebert & Roeper" reviewer A.O. Scott of the New York Times gave the film a thumbs down.) William Booth in the Washington Post gets the hotel right.

Hiking Wilshire: That street is made for driving not walking, but fifteen new friends of Franklin Avenue's Mike and Maria made it by foot all 15.8 miles. Kudos to them!

Who's who at The Grill: Here's a seating chart, via the WSJ and LA Biz Observed.

Fastest and largest: Mark Lacter analyzes the L.A. Business Journal's list of the top ten fastest-growing private companies in Los Angeles and Fortune's list of the biggest.

L.A. Blogs Observed: Lucinda Michele Knapp, former managing editor at the L.A. Alternative, joins the list at Metroblogging L.A....LAist's Tony Pierce was interviewed about the UCLA stun gun incident on San Diego's "Progressive Talk" station...Curbed LA has pictures from the Coalition for Clean Air fashion show that involved a few local politicos...The LA Weekly copy desk goes vertical.


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