1) An LA Observed reader spots this politically balanced — if illogical — disagreement between facts on a news story up on the Los Angeles Times website this morning:
[The lede, emphasis added:] "A parole hearing today for an Orange County man convicted in a thrill killing nearly 30 years ago has led to a spat between members of the California Republican Party over whether advocating his release is tantamount to being soft on crime."
[The photo caption, emphasis added:] "A parole hearing for Paul A. Guardado, who was convicted in a thrill killing nearly 30 years ago, has led to a nasty political fight among the California Democratic Party."
2) Another LAO regular noticed that for a time on Wednesday, one of the "most viewed" stories on LATimes.com was Claire Hoffman's great piece on Joe Francis in West Magazine — from 2006. The Times didn't think readers valued West and killed it, but you don't see anybody chasing down stories from the latest version of the paper's magazine.
3) Finally, a reader perused the tiny type in the disclosure form on page A10 of Tuesday's Los Angeles Times and discovered the paper says it mails just 415 paid subscription copies outside of Los Angeles County. That appears to be all of the copies that go by U.S. mail to anywhere else in California or across the country.