My weekly Friday afternoon segment on KCRW tied together the Chicago flutist's farewell finger at the L.A. Phil, Michael Brand's departure from the Getty and the end of the Aerospace Century marked by the exit of Northrop Grumman. I'm not sure I got all my pronunciations down, but it did give me a chance to mention again the grass airfields that used to line Wilshire Boulevard. Listen or read the script; also a podcast on iTunes. The commentaries air Fridays at 4:44 p.m. during "All Things Considered" on KCRW, 89.9 FM.
Mark Lacter was on KPCC's 'Off-Ramp' today (and again Sunday at 7 p.m.) talking about how far home prices have fallen. Lacter and host John Rabe were in the field in lovely Mar Vista, where apparently our home values are doing better than most.
More LAO contributors: David Rensin's Native Intelligence post in December on "Twitterature," the book co-authored by his son Emmett Rensin, may have led to Emmett showing up this week at the Huffington Post. And David Davis, who used to contribute to SoCal Sports Observed, had a review in the L.A. Times today on Bill Plaschke's new book, "American Victory."