Weekly archive
February 11 - February 17, 2007

Saturday, Feb. 17
Jerry Roberts, the top editor who resigned rather than doctor the news for Wendy McCaw at the News-Press, is asking for donations to help fight a $25 million arbitration claim...
Friday, Feb. 16
Today's Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. surveys the trend toward high-end kosher restaurant kitchens. Shilo's and The Prime Grill get the prime attention, with a nod to Pat's, longtime anchor...
Portfolio is calling Claire Hoffman a contributing editor, starting immediately. Hoffman's jump from the L.A. Times was reported last month, shortly after she danced briefly with the New York Times....
Not so elitist after all? The most searched-for keywords on New York Times.com the past seven days are Anna Nicole Smith. Click for the rest of the Morning Buzz....
Thursday, Feb. 15
When the March issue of Los Angeles hits in a few days, media columnist RJ Smith will offer his suggestions for saving the Times after talking with publisher David Hiller...
CityBeat columnist Andrew Gumbel enjoys spending time at The Talking Stick on Ocean Park Boulevard in lower Santa Monica. It's "pretty close to the perfect coffee shop, not only a...
Dean Baquet, erstwhile editor of the Los Angeles Times, talks about his future at the NYT Washington bureau and the state of newspapering in a Q-and-A at the Poynter Online...
I'm a week late in noticing Hugh Hewitt's blog essay, but the talk show host and author offers a bunch of tips under the provocative rubric of "the Los Angeles...
David Geffen can keep his deck in Malibu. That and more inside......
Fishbowl LA co-editor Mayrav Saar has gotten a bit too graphic for some readers of her Orange County Register column — again. On Tuesday she wrote about bringing a photo...
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Jeffrey Harrison, 50, lives in his RV near Venice and makes by his admission a "meager living." In the '80s he earned $400 a month as a much-requested sperm donor...
National editor Suzanne Daley wishes the former L.A. staff correspondent well in a newsroom note posted at Romenesko: Charlie was part of the team that won the Pulitzer for the...
Throttle Jockey columnist Susan Carpenter walks, talks and rides on her video reviews on the Times website. Today's installment covers three-wheeled bikes and scooters and shows Carpenter whizzing around downtown,...
TJ Sullivan catches it over Century City last evening. Full size here. Photo: TJ Sullivan...
Step inside for a bit of morning news......
Tuesday, Feb. 13
For the first time in 57 years a Los Angeles jury has handed down a death sentence in a federal case, tomorrow's Daily Journal reports. Two Russian mafia associates from...
Hey, thanks. More than 75 caption ideas came in for the photo of Mayor Villaraigosa and Paris Hilton visiting at a Grammy party. Some cutlines were wittier than others, some...
An internal memo at the Santa Barbara News-Press lays out owner Wendy McCaw's version that everything that has happened to her paper — the mass resignations, complaints about her ethics,...
The City Council vote was 13-0 for the new high-rise and shopping district to surround Disney Hall. "This is a historic day for Los Angeles," said Eli Broad, who has...
Jill Leovy's LAT homicide blog now takes note of 99 killings across Los Angeles county so far this year, about three a day. That's lower than last year's daily average,...
Vernon Loeb, wooed off the CIA beat at the Washington Post in 2004 to run the Times' investigative team in Metro, is returning to the Philadelphia Inquirer as Metro Editor....
Marc Germain and KABC could not come to agreement on a new deal so the popular night-time talk show host has left. LA Radio.com says the network wants KABC to...
Jonah at la.foodblogging got invited to the private club on a corner of the Caltech campus in Pasadena. The first formal dinner at The Athenaeum, in February 1931, celebrated the...
Still time to email your captions for the best Grammys picture ever — I'll post the cleaner ones this afternoon and read the best of the lot toward the end...
This YouTube video from Charlotte, North Carolina shows that we aren't alone in having regulars who amuse at city council sessions and other government meetings. He looks meek, but give...
Monday, Feb. 12
On the same day that the editor was given a better parking spot in the Times garage, Hoy was forced to run a "to our readers" editorial sheepishly doing the...
Mayor Villaraigosa and his good pal Paris Hilton at Universal Music's Grammy party last night. Oh what are they talking about? Email your caption suggestions. See it BIG at Hollywoodrag.com....
Richard Kline, head of the Los Angeles Fleishman-Hillard PR office who had to clean up the mess from the City Hall billing scandals, is leaving himself. The Holmes Report says...
Still salmon in color, but tabloid in form and with shorter thumb suckers. Here's a photo at Eat the Press....
On the same day that Tribune announced it is selling the New York edition of Hoy to La Opinión's parent, the Los Angeles version of the Spanish-language newspaper gets a...
First there was "Jack Dunphy" opining anonymously at the National Review Online. Now there is Sgt. Sunil Dutta writing in the latest issue of The Nation, under his real name,...
Thomas Mauk, the man who wouldn't be L.A. County CAO, wasn't the first to reject a deal with the Board of Supervisors. Dr. Joshua Perper, the Broward County (Fla.) Medical...
Welcome to the new week. Click to venture inside......
Sunday, Feb. 11
Twelve of the best from last week, in case you weren't paying attention. If you prefer to scan the entire week of News & Chatter, here's every headline. Details of...
Five Grammys for the trio that Bushies love to hate, including best album, record and song of the year. Online coverage: The Envelope, Red Carpet blog, Variety. Photo: Anne Cusack...
Times columnist Steve Lopez has issues with expending tax dollars and perhaps the last chance to make a citywide community of downtown on Eli Broad's vision to create essentially a...
Forest Whitaker picked up the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' best actor award tonight at the Royal Opera House in London, for portraying Idi Amin in Last King...
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