The News & Chatter side of LA Observed plans to stand down for a day or so to mark the passing of my father. Robert Roderick lived to 89 and will be missed by many, among them the ethnic restaurateurs he helped keep in business around the San Fernando Valley. Those selected bloggers, columnists and political aides who would find his unsolicited email tips in their in-boxes are on their own now.
Point of personal privilege
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LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent LA Observed stories on LA Observed:Huntington curator on 'The Bard of LA'
Al Martinez, our columnist, died today
Al Martinez is home recovering
Service for Mark Lacter to be Sunday *
Time ticking for Jenny Price's Malibu beaches app
Steve Greenberg moves on
Hey, come join us on Twitter
I'll be at the Festival of Books on Sunday