Afternoon shorts

  • Sallie Hofmeister is the new business editor at the Los Angeles Times, reporting to the managing editor. LA Biz Observed
  • Scary forecast about the financial future of newspapers, also via Mark Lacter. LABO
  • Comedian Harvey Korman died today at age 81 while at UCLA Medical Center. He was a star on TV's "Carol Burnett Show" and played Hedley Lamarr in "Blazing Saddles." AP
  • Mayor Villaraigosa proposed targeting ammunition and guns in the battle against gangs. LAT
  • Judge candidate Bill Johnson has some baldly racist views. Jewish Journal
  • So why are Iraq and Afghanistan fading from news coverage? KCRW/To the Point
  • It's almost balls out at Silver Lake's Ivanhoe Reservoir. Curbed LA

Also: Still some seats to be had on the June 14 Neon Cruise. To reserve, call the Museum of Neon Art at (310) 489-9918 and mention LA Observed to get the discount. More info.

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