There could be a rush of these leaving the business items in the next couple of weeks when the L.A. Times drops its next, much-rumored layoff bomb. This one, though, is from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Tania Chatila is leaving to do internal communications at USC's health sciences department. She blogs at Leftovers From City Hall:
It's been a crazy two and half years here filled with missteps, personal growth, opportunity and of course loads of experience.
I've been working in professional newspapers since I was 19, but I have to say no newsroom has been quite like this one. Working in the San Gabriel Valley gave me a crash course in real crime, real politics and real people.
And now it's really time to go. This isn't to say I won't ever return to journalism (readers out there are either smiling or cringing at that thought) -- journalism and writing has always been my passion....But for now, the transition is right for me and my future.
That blog has been pretty quiet lately, but she posts that City Editor Ben Baeder will be taking over.
And a new blog: Anna Scott, a reporter for the Downtown News, has a sideline blogging as Angel City. She posts, "Angel City will consist entirely of Q&As with all kinds of Los Angeles denizens, from Hollywood types to barflies to artists (not that those descriptions are mutually exclusive, but you get the idea)." First up is independent filmmaker Cody Jarrett.