Media people

Surfin' USA

A few fun holiday reads (and videos) to clear the palate between
bbqs and brewskis:

They say it there, it comes out here

Inland Empire news anchor reports the local news. From Erie, Penn. Mike Schneider at Franklin Avenue explains. From Franklin Avenue.

Our Weekly TV

The African American newspaper launches OW TV, an online roundup of the current issue. This week, info on the African American Marketplace, and a feature about the fight for tribal recognition by Cherokee Indians of African descent.


Take a bite out of Pat Saperstein's award-winning food blog, Eating LA.

Eastside culture

The latest issue of New Angeles Monthly hits the stands.

Tu (online) Ciudad

Fashion, music and musings from Tu Ciudad's bloggers.

The man in the Mickey Mouse ears

Charles Phoenix explores LA.

"The Disneyland Tour of downtown Los Angeles, where I show you the staggering similarities between Disneyland and downtown."

Thank you, Tim Gallagher

Journalist (and LAO contributer) TJ Sullivan examines his former editor's career and legacy.

Shelter porn

The naked chest, the bedroom eyes, the pulsing...power drill? HGTV works blue. Barbara E. Hernandez tells why.


The high road

Arts and Letters Daily's collection of great web reads is hard to beat. (Check out the Matt Drudge profile in NY Mag.)

The low road

TMZ. Need I say more?

And somewhere in between

Corey Levitan samples the Las Vegas job market.

It's the weekend!

I'm off to do some defensive grocery shopping before the holiday hordes (and I mean that in the nicest possible way) descend. Will there be posting over the three-day weekend? The days are filling up with family obligations so the answer to that is, yes. Absolutely.

Have fun, stay safe, and wear sunscreen.

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