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Editor's Dozen: New Year's edition

My favorite posts, or just the newsiest, from the first week of 2007.

  1. The lost Hollywood tape of Dr. Martin Luther King.
  2. Jim Lampley and El Cucuy get arrested, but not together.
  3. Westside shops are going to the dogs, thanks partly to Paris Hilton and her ilk. How big is too big for Bloomie's?
  4. Joel Stein says he doesn't want your email, but we know he really does.
  5. No, the 912 Commission has nothing to do with the day after 9-11.
  6. Los Angeles comes in lowww on the list of literate cities, but the study gets riiiipped in the letters.
  7. If nothing else, USC's romp in the Rose Bowl means it's time for Michigan partisans to shut up.
  8. Chicken Corner visits the Echo Park home of poet Aleida Rodriguez
  9. Two LAO contributors see Lyle Lovett bring in the new year at Disney Hall with fans waving Blackberry's in the air.
  10. When did L.A. develop this love affair with Stephanie Edwards? Whatever, we're loving the traffic — just like last year.
  11. Most Clicked On and the most Random and Quirky LA Observed posts of 2006, the Best in Sports Media from David Davis and the rest of the top Year in Review around.
  12. The week's email: Bob and Stephanie, Du-Par's, L.A. geography, the county mayor and many more topics.

Moves of the week: Lydia Kennard, Laura Mecoy, Paul Dandridge, Jamie White

Also: The week in LA Biz Observed and all the Morning Buzz you can handle.

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