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:
- 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.
- Downtown's most important building isn't any of the ones you probably think.
- Murder, he wrote: what those crows are doing in the L.A. sky.
- Former Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez gets her reward for being the loyal political subject. Meanwhile, city ethics commissioner Bill Boyarsky asks to be spared from the lawyers.
- A big change in the LAT Book Review is under consideration, while the NYT gets more webby on the political desk and in culture.
- 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.
- L.A. County sheriff's recruits get an earful on the first day of training.
- Country music is back on the local FM band, but that means the end of K-Mozart — unless you count AM.
- Parking ticket officers in L.A. don't have any quota, one of them tells Jenny Burman at Chicken Corner.
- L.A.'s $3 billion real estate deal — that's big.
- Jet Blue had a baaaad week, but at least the top guy had the good sense to apologize and seem to mean it.
- Could it be that Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton and the whole Mozza team take themselves a little too seriously?
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