Afternoon news and notes

  • Ex-Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano was sentenced to 15 years in prison. LA Biz Observed
  • Las Lomas project in the Newhall Pass appears to be dead. Ron Kaye
  • The Daily News eliminated its Travel section and now the editor, Eric Noland, has left rather than go cityside as a reporter.
  • Dr. Drew Live got the axe from Westwood One. LAist
  • "Day to Day" aired a bunch of mail from listeners protesting bemoaning the show's cancellation by NPR. There's also a Facebook group devoted to saving the show, which is slated to end in March. DtD
  • No more Arena Football: the league cancelled its 2009 season. Looks like a City News Service story on the Daily Breeze website.
  • Pershing Square's outdoor ice rink had a holiday predecessor in 1952. Blogdowntown
  • Strategist Chad Griffin is the only Angeleno on the Advocate's list of People of the Year.
  • San Pedro Today magazine is launching under the former editor of the terminated San Pedro Magazine. Gary Scott

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