Weekly archive
February 18 - February 24, 2007

Saturday, Feb. 24
With the Times launching a new travel website to go with Sunday's redesigned Travel section, newsroom staffers were encouraged Friday to contribute their own experiences so the cupboard doesn't look...
K-Mozart at FM 105.1, the area's last commercial classical music station — and one of the few left in the U.S. — switches Monday morning to country music. It's actually...
The L.A. Times will send all of its staff bloggers, current and aspiring, to blogging "boot camp" on March 12. The idea, according to a memo from Innovation Editor Russ...
Friday, Feb. 23
It's in New York, not here, but I thought you'd want to see this video....
I had to skip Radar's Wednesday night "launch" party (does a third time around really count as a launch?) at The Standard for a media panel discussion at UCLA, but...
Dave Kuta, publisher and president of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, was moved across the Los Angeles News Group seating chart and just announced down in Long Beach as publisher...
David Zahniser in the LA Weekly ferrets out the story behind 4903 La Calandria Way, an El Sereno home where City Councilman Jose Huizar may or may not have lived...
We all now know more than we ever wanted to about the love lives of the UCLA psychiatric residents. But a jury gets the final say. That and more inside....
Thursday, Feb. 22
Excerpt at the Rip Post: Co-Anchor Michaela “Free Home Makeover” Pereira: This girl clearly needs help. I mean, she is not exactly de-icing the cool bus! Kriski: De-ice the cool...
Watching this YouTube video of new Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department hires reporting for training last July — assuming it's the real thing — made me wonder about claims that...
In emails flitting around Hollywood today, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez take offense at a passage in yesterday's Times by Susan King. It ran in The Envelope and read: "Demander...
Dennis Johnson grew up in Compton and played basketball for Pepperdine before winning NBA championships with the Seattle Supersonics and Boston Celtics. He collapsed today at a practice in Austin,...
In the new issue of Los Angeles magazine, media columnist RJ Smith offers several suggestions to help the Times survive — "for rescuing a newspaper that deserves to be." He...
Joel Sappell, who gave up the title of Assistant Managing Editor for Interactive at the LAT in last month's shakeup, gets a new gig as Special Projects Editor. The memo...
The New York Times has created the new position of Deputy Culture Editor for Online Journalism and moved Ariel Kaminer over from Arts and Leisure to fill it. Memo from...
Terry Teachout, drama critic for the Wall Street Journal and music critic for Commentary, hits cleanup in the lineup at one of my favorite multi-blog cultural websites, ArtsJournal. Somehow he...
Newsroom sources at the Times expect the Sunday Book Review will be folded into a new hybrid opinion section and delivered in Saturday papers. The new section that some staffers...
Mark Lacter wonders if too much attention is paid to the 29,000 people who live downtown, in a city of four million. It's one of the smaller communities in Los...
Drugs, sex and a couple of authors sell their books — you might as well click and come on in for the Morning Buzz....
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Amid resurgent newsroom talk of personnel cuts by the end of the quarter — that's March 31 for you civilians — the Times this afternoon undermined staff morale a bit...
Hollywood location meister Harry Medved, co-author of Hollywood Escapes, has a piece on MSN about the locations used in this year's Oscar-nominated movies. If the beach in Letters from Iwo...
When former Assemblywoman Cindy Montańez made like the good Democrat and dropped out of the race for City Council to make way for State Sen. Richard Alarcon, you just knew...
Mickey Meyer, the goalie for the USC ice hockey team, was ejected from a weekend game against Brigham Young — and ticketed for lewdness by the North Logan, Utah police...
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Tuesday, Feb. 20
LA Observed's Jacob Soboroff took his video camera behind the scenes at today's crowded Barack Obama rally at Rancho Cienega Rec Center and chatted with Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Channel 4...
Meredith Artley, named earlier this month to be executive editor of the Times website, tells the Online Journalism Review that her focus will be on strengthening the local impact of...
Downtown's residential population has grown 21% in two years, is mostly single and has a median age of 31, according to a study by the local Business Improvement District....
A memo just sent around the New York Times newsroom by executive editor Bill Keller announces a new political editor and greater attention to covering the 2008 campaign on the...
Former Orange County Superior Court judge Ronald C. Kline — who pleaded guilty to possessing child porn — heard that he was headed to federal prison for 27 months and...
Designer and blogger Marc Grobman (the guy campaigning to de-uglify Donald Sterling's Times ads) became so curious about the crows invading his Santa Monica neighborhood each winter that he went...
Xeni Jardin reported on NPR's Day to Day about one of my favorite unofficial Wilshire Boulevard landmarks. One Wilshire, once a prestigious office tower, was converted long ago into a...
The U.K.'s Guardian has a music blogger who asks readers to suggest songs based on themes. This week it is tunes about California. I haven't counted, but many dozens have...
Pasadena keeps the Rose Parade route open to the public pretty much until show time. Ditto for the Los Angeles Marathon. But for some reason, busy Hollywood Boulevard has to...
A 20-foot-long sign criticizing President Bush was purloined from a building facade on Abbot Kinney Sunday night. Venice Paper reports that "to steal the sign, thieves broke into [a] private...
Sen. Barack Obama will separate Hollywood types from a cool million tonight at the Beverly Hilton. That and the rest of the Morning Buzz after the jump. Programming note: Catch...
Monday, Feb. 19
Nemesis of Evil posted tonight at 9:01 pm that the bomb squad was outside the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Weyburn and Gayley in Westwood Village. Then came the...
The press release for this evening's Occidental College rally for former student Barack Obama uses the familiar nickname Oxy just like the locals do — but spells it Occi as...
Schools, government offices, post offices and most banks and libraries will be closed for the President's Day holiday. If you live in Los Angeles, regular Monday trash pickup should occur....
Sunday, Feb. 18
Here are some of last week's best and most talked-about posts. If you prefer the unabridged version, here's the archive of the entire week here on News & Chatter. L.A's...
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