An email correspondent suggests that the L.A. Times errantly moving Gladstone's restaurant from Los Angeles to Malibu last night is "no harm, no foul." I tend to agree, it's no biggie. More amusing than anything, perhaps a little reflective of the local savvy of whoever writes heds and captions for LATimes.com. Today's gaffe at L.A. Now is more telling as a symptom. It refers to a fire on Bronson Avenue at Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood as in "the Hancock Park area of the Hollywood Hills." Besides the geologic impossibility of that, and the location's considerable distance from Hancock Park or any hills, why not just Hollywood?
Also: A local radio reporter emails that the Times' description this morning of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library being in Jefferson Park should have said West Adams. I don't know just where the lines fall along Adams Boulevard, but I will note that the city and UCLA call it West Adams. The Times' mapping project agrees with the Jefferson Park label. Not that the Mapping L.A. project can be considered an authority on neighborhood boundaries; it's more of a data organizing exercise. Just ask the folks at the West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, whose borders — and the city's official West L.A. Civic Center — fall entirely outside the Times' description of "West L.A."
* Update: L.A. Now updated without fixing. The reference to the Hollywood Hills is gone, but the item now calls the area Hancock Park — even though the Times' own Mapping L.A. references call it Hollywood. This is, by the way, on the north side of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, above Santa Monica Boulevard. The property owners up there will be pretty happy to hear they are now in Hancock Park. BTW, the fire department that came to put out the fire? They call it Hollywood.