Welcome back to the work week. Here's everything that has run on LA Observed since close of business on Wednesday.
Channel 13 drops goofy news
Where in Los Angeles am I?
Zell's ideas 'old and rancid'
Pasadena's reporters in India
How 'LA' is different than other magazines
Mariachi goes to Harvard
'Faces of Sunset Boulevard,' the book
Prop. 8 mistakes, from the inside
Blackout period for Antonio
Maria Semple's Los Angeles
Where's David Mixner?
Suggesting Strick's exit strategy
Political history lessons
Holiday Friday round-up
When it snowed in the Valley
Evan Halper to head LAT's Sacto bureau
Around LA Observed:
At Native Intelligence, Adrienne Crew visits the new Hollywood outpost of Santa Monica's venerable Hennessey + Ingalls bookstore — great photos....TJ Sullivan called for growing the pie for Thanksgiving, and not just the kind we eat...Jenny Burman took Chicken Corner to Monticello but still couldn't escape the neighborhood news, and Veronique de Turenne showed us why things just look grander from the edge of the continent at Malibu. Plus: Sara Catania learns that "perhaps itís a testament to the curative powers of running that despite being stricken with a vile case of food poisoning a week ago, I was able to run a full ten miles on Saturday." More at Run On.