- Hollywood lawyer Bert Fields has already stopped representing The Wrap in its fight with Deadline. His law partner has a conflict, Fields explains. The Daily
- LA Times TV writer Maria Elena Fernandez has quit the paper after 12 years with a blast, telling Fishbowl LA: "You just need to read the Calendar section and look at the Web site to know that in the last two years something has gone terribly wrong....Calendar is not the joyous, inspiring place it once was and the paycheck just wasn’t worth it anymore."
- Nudged early retirements, and possibly layoffs, have returned at the Orange County Register, a newsroom source says after meetings today.
- The selected poetry of Charlie Sheen, via Amy Wallace. GQ
- Angeleno Magazine has made it official that Lesley McKenzie is the new editor-in-chief. She was previously deputy editor of Los Angeles Confidential. Via release
- The Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School is offering 35 journalists a free four-day intensive seminar on the legal system. Loyola
- Ben Golembek, the deputy city controller for communications who leaves after Friday to be deputy chief of staff for Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, emailed colleagues: "My wife and I will be moving up to Sacramento to start an exciting new chapter in our lives next week."
Plus: Bill Boyarsky revisits the mayor's conference room where he's observed so much through the years. That day, Villaraigosa wasn't smiling.