Afternoon snacks

  • TMZ has the 911 tape from Ryan O'Neal's home the night police came and arrested him for firing a shot during a ruckus with his son. O'Neal says his son came at him with a fireplace poker.
  • The LAT has been unable to get its Schwarzenegger tapes mounted online due to technical difficulties, but traffic is hopping at the long written transcripts posted on Political Muscle.
  • Amid revived newsroom chatter of possible cutbacks at the Times — layoffs again? — Tribune's South Florida Sun-Sentinel announced a buyout offer today.
  • The Police Protective League endorsed Richard Alarcon and the incumbent council members who are on the ballot — well, all except ex-chief Bernard Parks, of course.
  • Downtown's L.A. Live is way over budget and Mark Lacter objects to the latest puffery about the project.
  • The Kings traded resident bad boy Sean Avery, reported boyfriend of actress Elisha Cuthbert, to the New York Rangers for pucks and futures.
  • Jenny Burman goes to the Echo Park Historical Society's party for Daniel Hurewitz, who wrote Bohemian Los Angeles.
  • Tonight's Life & Times on KCET takes a photo tour of Los Angeles history via Jon and Nancy Wilkman, co-authors of the new book Picturing Los Angeles. 6:30 pm.


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