It's not clear who was putting out the Los Angeles Times this afternoon, since the top editors attended the service for retired reporter Ken Reich. No hard feelings about his anti-Tribune, anti-Sam Zell blog called Take Back the Times, I guess. The top three on the masthead — Editor Russ Stanton, Executive Editor John Arthur and Managing Editor Davan Maharaj — were there, as was California Editor David Lauter and several dozen current and past editors and reporters. Former sports editor Bill Dwyre and ex-reporter Anton Calleia, later an aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude and deputy mayor under Tom Bradley, gave eulogies along with Reich's son David. Reich was remembered as a tough, combative but also amusing reporter and as a true character of the L.A. news scene. Former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, Councilwoman Wendy Greuel and retired TV newsman Saul Halpert were among those paying respects.
* Listen to it: Times copy editor Larry Harnisch has posted audio of the service at his Daily Mirror blog. There's also an earlier conversation where Reich discussed the late political writer Richard Bergholz and Richard Nixon with ex-National Editor Ed Guthman.