Weekend news and notes

mark-peel-bravo.jpgMark Peel, the former chef at Campanile, Spago and a number of other LA landmark restaurants, is profiled in the New York Times as an aging boomer: "For a chef, 41 Years in the kitchen takes its toll." NYT

Brian D'Arcy is the worst political strategist in Los Angeles. LA Weekly

State Sen. Ronald Calderon's choice of a spokesman who is on probation, former Bell Gardens City Councilman Mario Beltran, troubles some. LAT

TMZ says that ex-Laker and Clipper Lamar Odom is "missing" and his family is concerned that he is on a drug binge. TMZ

Marin Luther King's 1961 visit to Woodland Hills remembered. DN

Daily Journal chairman Charlie Munger did so well picking stocks for the company to invest in that the SEC took notice. WSJ

A couple of minor earthquakes, 4.2 and 3.6 preliminary magnitudes, struck before noon Sunday in the lightly inhabited mountains 15 miles southeast of Lake Isabella in Kern County. That's way east of Bakersfield. USGS

The city of Los Angeles and Eastern Sierra conservationists announced a long-awaited agreement on how to restore the creeks that feed Mono Lake. LAT

Julie Harris, the Tony Award-winning Broadway and film actress, died at age 87. NYT, Washington Post, LAT

Mural artist Frank Martinez of Pacoima, called the "most treasured and loved artist" in the northeast San Fernando Valley, died at age 89. SF Sun

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