This is one of those occasional Fridays when I need to stay away from the keyboard to meet an outside deadline. Back Monday, if not sooner, and I'll be on KCRW at 4:44 this afternoon. Meanwhile, check out Boyarsky's commentary on Zev Yaroslavsky and the developers and the other LA Observed blogs.
More by Kevin Roderick:John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent LA Observed stories on LA Observed:Huntington curator on 'The Bard of LA'
Al Martinez, our columnist, died today
Al Martinez is home recovering
Service for Mark Lacter to be Sunday *
Time ticking for Jenny Price's Malibu beaches app
Steve Greenberg moves on
Hey, come join us on Twitter
I'll be at the Festival of Books on Sunday