Observing Los Angeles

NYT observes Huell, Kobe, Glorya Kaufman

huell-rabe.jpgBig weekend for Angelenos in the New York Times. The paper publishes an obituary of Huell Howser, saying the public television host's "homespun ebullience resonated with viewers and interviewees." The story recounts the episode when Huell reunited an 80-year-old retired elephant trainer with his former animal friend, and notes the homage on "The Simpson's" to Howell Huser. The NYT also discusses that Kobe Bryant is facing only his second losing season on the Lakers. And the arts section Q&A's Los Angeles philanthropist Glorya Kaufman about her funding of a new dance school at USC.

Related:

  • John Rabe, Kevin Ferguson and Queena Kim presented a nice package of personal stories and remembrances of Huell Howser during today's Off-Ramp on KPCC.
  • Kobe and Vanessa Bryant no longer are planning to be divorced.
  • The Lakers' Jordan Hill is out for the season with hip troubles. ESPN LA

Photo: Huell Hoswer and John Rabe


More by Kevin Roderick:
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
Recent Observing Los Angeles stories on LA Observed:
Returning to LA in sticker shock
Jukebox repair man of West Pico Boulevard
Injured by sidewalk, Fox 11 reporter ready to quit Los Angeles
Another great old map from Glen Creason of LAPL
Down on the Silver Lake lakebed (gallery) *
Small, quirky fixes that might help us get around
LA's river homeless in the New Yorker
Serious kudos for the LA Review of Books


 

LA Observed on Twitter