Editor's Dozen: Feb. 18-24

Bit of a short week due to the holiday, but things are never slow around here. Some of the most review-worthy LA Observed posts of the past week:

  1. Sen. Barack Obama's campaign is a little confused about where he went to school, but he still draws a crowd and takes home the money.
  2. Downtown's most important building isn't any of the ones you probably think.
  3. Murder, he wrote: what those crows are doing in the L.A. sky.
  4. Former Assemblywoman Cindy Montaez gets her reward for being the loyal political subject. Meanwhile, city ethics commissioner Bill Boyarsky asks to be spared from the lawyers.
  5. A big change in the LAT Book Review is under consideration, while the NYT gets more webby on the political desk and in culture.
  6. Classes for staffers in Internet 101 to begin at the L.A. Times. That wasn't one of Los Angeles Magazine's ideas for a more viable future, but it could have been. Also, ever wonder where a newspaper comes from? Jacob Soboroff got a tour of the LAT's Olympic printing plant downtown and has the video to prove it.
  7. L.A. County sheriff's recruits get an earful on the first day of training.
  8. Country music is back on the local FM band, but that means the end of K-Mozart — unless you count AM.
  9. Parking ticket officers in L.A. don't have any quota, one of them tells Jenny Burman at Chicken Corner.
  10. L.A.'s $3 billion real estate deal — that's big.
  11. Jet Blue had a baaaad week, but at least the top guy had the good sense to apologize and seem to mean it.
  12. Could it be that Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton and the whole Mozza team take themselves a little too seriously?

Need more?: Here's the whole week's archive for News & Chatter.


More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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