Today's printed Los Angeles Times (at least mine on the Westside) carries no report on last night's Kings' playoff game, which started early about 7 p.m. and, though it went into overtime, ended with a Kings win at 10 p.m. — well within the Saturday night deadlines of previous years. Earlier in the week, when the Times missed the Dodgers extra-inning final score, the Sports section at least had a partial story — it even led the section. (That game went late enough — after midnight — it might have been trouble even before the LAT's new deadline philosophy.) In this morning's paper, the only mention of the local team's big playoff match was a set-up column on page 7 and a small note on the front advising readers to find the score online. A former Times editor posts on Facebook from Ventura County: "Shame on the LA Times for not getting a story about the Kings' first playoff victory in eight years in my newspaper this morning."
* Spotty delivery: Readers in Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Glendale and Capistrano Beach emailed that they got the story. In Aliso Viejo, Oxnard and of course here in Mar Vista, no story.