The staff at the LA Weekly was informed that Kate Sullivan is out and the new music editor is Randall Roberts, who was sent west from Village Voice Media's Riverfront Times in St. Louis. Word around is that it's another example of the chain's desire to dictate local hiring even at papers like the LA Weekly with a pretty good track record of luring talent.
* Roberts clarifies: "I was already living out here when I was hired. I quit the Riverfront Times, moved out to LA and found out I got the job after I arrived. My plan all along was to be in LA. Getting the job was the icing." The former music editor at the RFT, here's his website and radio show, Sovereign Glory.