- Hillsman Wright and the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation's fight to bring back the movie palaces along Broadway, in the Wall Street Journal.
- Frank and Jamie McCourt are talking settlement and she has offered to drop her claim to half-ownership of the Dodgers, says Bill Shaikin and the lawyers, but there's a big obstacle to a deal: agreeing on how much the team is worth.
- Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo's total compensation approached $1.5 million a year, say the Times' Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives.
- Pau Gasol as a medical student and surgery participant at Children's Hospital, by Tom Friend of ESPN and with video.
- Casa Adobe in Brentwood Park is a very important SoCal house, despite being turned down for historic-cultural monument status, D.J. Waldie writes.
- Actor Rainn Wilson is taking part in a promotion for LACMA and posting tweets this weekend to the museum's Twitter account and website. Sample: "Hey, LACMA, I hate you. I hope you're swallowed by a tar pit. Rainn out."
- The L.A. Times really loves the Anne Rice -quits-Christianity story — two more pieces this weekend, by religion writer Mitchell Landsberg and author William Lobdell. The latter makes the provocative point that American Christians don't really subscribe much to the faith's tenets.
- Talking about "Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities," by UCLA's Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón.
- Kevin Starr's "Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge" is called in the New York Times Book Review "an exultant, discursive and strange little book...I was hoping for a little more polish, a little more insight...a little more fact-checking...a little less sentimentality."
- You know those supposed Ansel Adams glass plates in Fresno? Now think Earl Brooks.
- Los Angeles Times business reporter Ben Fritz, on Twitter: "@benfritz: $465 ticket for exiting the carpool lane before I got to a break in the solid line!! When's the next Tea Party meeting?"
- The Wrap editor Sharon Waxman is traveling in Israel and tweeting about it.
- The Dodgers began the process of releasing outfielder Garret Anderson, removing him from the active roster so they can call up former major leaguer Jay Gibbons.
- Forbes auto columnist Jerry Flint, the dean of Detroit auto writers and the father of L.A. Times media blogger Joe Flint, died at age 79.
- Riverside Press-Enterprise sports staffer Paul Campbell died at age 52 after being hit by a car.
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