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Antonio thanks officials for keeping quiet
Mayor Villaraigosa has been having meetings and dinners with various pols to show his appreciation for them not taking shots over his affair with Mirthala Salinas, Rick Orlov says in the Daily News. Also: Steve Hymon in the LAT
Lining up in the 5th council district
Former city Controller Rick Tuttle is telling people he's in the race to succeed Councilman Jack Weiss, who's expected to run for City Attorney in 2009.
210 freeway extension opens Tuesday
Direct route along the foothills to the Inland Empire, good. Spillover traffic on the streets of the San Gabriel Valley, not so good. LAT
Anonyblogs get their day
Foothill Cities Blog and Claremont Insider mentioned in Times story that says they have an effect but doesn't really answer why the writers won't stand behind their reporting and commentary. LAT
Dodgers open stadium traffic center
Tune in to 1610 AM for info. LAT blog
Steve Coll to run New America Foundation
"Nonprofits have to fill up some of the space that newspapers are inevitably leaving behind” as the industry changes, Mr. Coll, 49, said Friday night by phone from Washington, where he lives. Some of the journalists and scholars at New America “might have been accommodated by newspapers a generation ago,” he added, but that is not the case anymore.
Joy Horowitz at Aloud
The author of Parts per Million: The Poisoning of Beverly Hills High School discusses the book Tuesday night at the Central Library.
Making it hard to use L.A. city pools
So many obstacles are put up that few adults or young kids swim, Tim Cavanaugh says. LAT
Lamely argued traffic idea
Michael Balter got a Times Op-Ed out of saying that converting Wilshire Boulevard to transit and bike lanes, while banning cars, "makes perfect sense." Yeah, if your goal is to increase traffic congestion all along the Wilshire corridor. LAT
Times catches up on Paul Weeks
The Times ran a Sunday obituary on the retired journalist. We had a couple of pieces, on the front page and an appreciation by Bill Boyarsky, on July 12.
Up close with Stacey Grenrock Woods
The local author-actress and Esquire sex columnist hangs out with Shawn Hubler in the Times Calendar section. LAT
Film critic Michael Wilmington leaves Chicago Tribune
After 14 years, he'll take on other writing projects. Romenesko
Where's Jacob Soboroff?
LA Observed's video contributor was on Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN last week in his role as blogger for Why Tuesday?, the group pushing for a new election day. LAist