LAT kills its Vegas blog *

I never understood why the Los Angeles Times made A Movable Buffet, by Las Vegas writer Richard Abowitz, one of its first blogs four years ago. But it did, and now that there are threats of more editorial cuts in the air, the decision has been made to wrap Vegas news and gossip into the other dozens of blogs the Times publishes. From Abowitz's final entry:

I became one of the first bloggers in the history of the L.A. Times. Vegas was booming in those years, and tourists from California were pouring into town, many buying investment homes. The idea of a blog that documented daily the happenings and entertainments that drew so many to Vegas made sense on a lot of levels. Obviously, much has changed since then, and I am sad to report the Movable Buffet blog is being discontinued.

Abowitz will continue to contribute a column to the print Sunday calendar. Reaction by a fan of the blog, journalist Michael Goldstein.

* And adds a D.C. blog: D.C. Now bills itself as "News from Washington, minute by minute."


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