Afternoon snacks

  • OC Weekly staffers learned about their new music editor from The Stranger in Seattle. Luke Y. Thompson announced he's headed to the OC as well.
  • The Hollywood Reporter's blogger Ray Richmond took strong offense at Nikki Finke's coverage of this week's editor raid by Variety and has an exchange with the Finkester, who reveals her choice of blog wear.
  • Washington D.C. is close to stealing another top MTA official: Gerald C. Francis will rejoin his former boss, John B. Catoe, as deputy general manager of the transit agency there. Here he has been in charge of rail operations.
  • LAT political writer Michael Finnegan has moved east to cover the presidential campaign out of the Washington bureau.
  • Kobe Bryant was suspended from tonight's game at Milwaukee by the NBA for making contact with the face of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Marko Jaric on Tuesday night.
  • Carol Baker Tharp may be smart but her skills will be tested by trying to bring order to Los Angelesí neighborhood councils, Bill Boyarsky blogs.
  • Tu Ciudad also is up for Best Overall Design honors in the CRMA awards. I left them out of this morning's post about Los Angeles Magazine.

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