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Couple of LA Observed interviews

I'm away on business today, so there's no Morning Buzz. My KCRW commentary this afternoon speaks to the context of media reports on Mayor Villaraigosa's marriage. It airs at 4:44 pm on 89.9 FM and also can be heard at, via podcast or on iTunes.

In the meantime, check out these posts around LA Observed:

BernsteinLongtime journalist Carl Bernstein, in town to sign his biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton, chats at Book Soup with Jacob Soboroff about the Senator, his book and finding reported news on the web. Bernstein decries Tribune's cuts at the L.A. Times as "a truly awful watch a great newspaper get stripped and great people's appalling. And yet there's still some great things in the Los Angeles Times. It's taking a long time to dismantle it...." Watch the short video, subscribe via iTunes or check out the Times on Bernstein at Native Intelligence.

MerchantHBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame here and a former Herald Examiner columnist, talks about the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight and the state of the sport with David Davis at SoCal Sports Observed: "A great boxer is like a great pitcher he doesn't let the great hitters hit and Mayweather didn't let De La Hoya hit."

Business Week picked up on Mark Lacter's post about the Sitrick PR firm doing work for Julie Roehm, the fired Wal-Mart marketing executive who accused top officers of violating conflict-of-interest rules - after she was accused of having an affair with a subordinate and accepting gifts from a potential business partner. That and more at LA Biz Observed.

Angelus Temple's plans
to tear down apartments to erect a large parking structure in view of Echo Park Lake gets a big raspberry from Jenny Burman at Chicken Corner.

Veronique de Turenne makes a picturesque find at her local feed store at Here in Malibu.

All twenty Los Angeles-area pro football teams through history, listed in celebration of the Avengers' eighth anniversary. SoCal Sports Observed

More reader comments on the L.A. Times situation and Al Martinez. We Get Email

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