Coroner investigating Donda West's death
The mother of Kanye West died under mysterious circumstances a day after undergoing cosmetic surgery from high-profile Brentwood plastic surgeon Jan Adams. The Medical Board of California and state attorney general's office recently moved to revoke or suspend his medical license due to convictions for alcohol-related offenses. LAT, AP
Times follows Daily Bruin on dental school scandal
Tuesday's Daily Bruin reported that the UCLA School of Dentistry has given prized residencies in the orthodontics program to several relatives of big donors, and today's L.A. Times follows up with the additional disclosure that the American Dental Assn. is investigating allegations of cheating on the national boards test by at least a dozen UCLA students. UCLA says there was no impropriety in the orthodontics program. Daily Bruin, LAT
'Crazy' Roberston dancer gets ink in WSJ
Homeless man John Wesley Jermyn has danced on roller skates on the trendy part of Roberston Avenue for many years, and today's Wall Street Journal — on the front page — says that a clothing label is named for him. "Since it was introduced last month, 'The Crazy Robertson' brand of T-shirts and sweatshirts, created by a trio of 23-year-olds, has flown off the shelves at Kitson, a haunt of tabloid stars like Paris Hilton." Jermyn gets just 5% of the net profits. WSJ
Called back to NBC
Producer Cecilia Alvear, who retired in February from the NBC News bureau in Burbank, was brought in to help produce the "Today" show's recent reports from Antarctica and Ecuador. Alvear is a native of the Galapagos Islands and spent a month in Ecuador on the assignment. Media Moves
Tribune looks forward to relaxed rules on cross-ownership
The head of the FCC proposes to drop the rule that could force Tribune to sell KTLA or the Times. LAT
Punk rock flourishes in L.A.
That's what Sasha Frere-Jones reports in this week's New Yorker, online for now.
Discussing the L.A. Michelin stars
Jonah Manning at la.foodblogging posted an audio interview with Jean-Luc Naret, Director of Michelin Guides.
Empty shelves at Fresh & Easy not too impressive
Blogger Ellen Bloom was disappointed at the Eagle Rock store. L.A. Is My Beat
Torre's heart still in New York?
News Dodgers manager Joe Torre signed to write a book about his dozen years as manager of the Yankees and his decision to leave, for publication in spring 2009 by Doubleday. Sports Illustrated writer Tom Verducci will do the actual heavy lifting.