Afternoon snacks

  • Harold Nelson is out as director of the Long Beach Museum of Art, replaced on an interim basis by former board president Ron Nelson in a move by trustees to broaden the museum's offerings.
  • Mayor Villaraigosa gets a seat of honor at the opening day of the state Assembly session.
  • If you've never had the pleasure of visiting the Thursday farmers market in Chinatown, let LA Observed video blogger Jacob Soboroff take you over at Native Intelligence.
  • What ex-Supervisor and L.A. City Councilman Ed Edelman does for his $200,000 as Santa Monica's homeless czar.
  • East Coast culture blogger Lee Rosenbaum gives her take on new Getty chief James Wood: "He conceives his artworld role not so much as that of a brilliant scholar, a high-profile spokesman or a social schmoozer, but as a public servant in the best sense."
  • LA Observed contributor Victor Merina is blogging from Washington on the Supreme Court's oral arguments on school desegregation for the USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism.
  • The Dodgers signed closer Takashi Saito to a new deal and were named the sport's top organization by the publication Baseball America.

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LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
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