Our Morning Buzz post on Tuesday reported the launch of a new L.A. Times blog, Carbon Shift, to cover "energy-related news: climate change, energy security, public health, and business [and] how they impact our lives in the Southland..." It seemed a bit strange to us that the Times would emphasize that topic over so many others, and turn the platform over to an activist, Seth Jacobson, rather than tap the paper's roster of environment reporters and editors. (Fishbowl LA chased our post with a conversation with Jacobson.) Well, come Saturday and the blog has vanished from LATimes.com. The link that worked Tuesday now redirects to an index page that lists the other sixteen Times blogs but no Carbon Shift. In fact, a search on LATimes turns up no evidence that the blog was ever there or any mention of Jacobson. It's in the Site Map, but again redirects to the Carbon-free page. Weird.
Found it: Mystery solved.
Also: Mark Lacter reports at LA Biz Observed on questions about the woman who served as the sob-story anecdote in the lede of a Times story about sub-prime mortgages. Turns out she's not what she seemed, and Lacter asks if the Tmes got snookered.