Abel Salas did a nice q-and-a with me pegged to my Wilshire book in Sunday's L.A. Times Magazine. We met at the HMS Bounty and talked about the boulevard's importance and Los Angeles more generally. They used a photo showing the stunning Park Plaza hotel near MacArthur Park, in its heyday an Elks Lodge so overrun with politicians and judges it was sometimes called City Hall West. (My wife meant it as a compliment when she said with enthusiasm of my role in the picture: "It could have been worse!") The book isn't released until November 1, but some events are already on the schedule at my other web home. This week I guess I'm the invited guest (to say "featured speaker" would be a stretch...) at the monthly Society of Professional Journalists chapter drinks-fest Tuesday at the Figueroa Hotel. There won't be any books to buy if you are so inclined, since I'm told they're still on the boat. On Saturday morning, I'm on a panel about blogs with Mack Reed and Dan Gillmor at the California First Amendment Coalition's Open Government Assembly at Cal State Fullerton.
Also: Franklin Avenue was nice enough to blog a photo from last week's pre-book signing at the L.A. Conservancy's Curating the City tour.