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Catching up to a bunch of good stuff around our blogs:

  • Bill Boyarsky says a David Zahniser story out of City Hall should have been on page 1 of the Los Angeles Times and "showed what great things the paper can still do, and what it will miss as it is being destroyed." Boyarsky
  • Erika Schickel and neighbors break up a purse snatching on their street in Faircrest Heights.
  • How IndyMac sought help before the Pasadena bank collapsed. Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed.
  • Inkwell Beach, where Casa del Mar stands on the sand at Santa Monica, was a segregated beach for blacks in the 1920s and '30s. Its story will get told at Thursday's first gathering of the Los Angeles chapter of the Dorothy Parker Society, as Adrienne Crew explains.
  • A pair from David Rensin: tomatoes fight back against the FDA, and a report on Arctic oil from the Conspiracy Theory Network.
  • Self-Help Graphics is not being evicted and the building was not sold to pay for the Archdiocese's sexual abuse tab, at Chicken Corner.
  • Urban Ranger Jenny Price gives the report from the front lines at Malibu's Carbon Beach. Plus, Friday morning fog at Paradise Cove.
  • TJ Sullivan wants Beyond Baroque to clear up its little press release snafu from last week.

Plus, Phil Wallace's regular Saturday Sports Show on KSCR (1540 AM) was knocked off this weekend by an electrical problem. They will make it up Monday from 2 to 4 pm. Guests will include Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times. Wallace posted today on the Dodgers' Casey Blake trade.

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