Just a few more things *

And now, some stuff I missed because I was actually working.

Let's start here at LAO:

Today's biz headlines (Japan is in recession) and an answer (hah) to the subprime mortgage mystery from our own Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed.

Did you know 30,000 wild horses in the U.S. are about to be killed? Check out Deanne Stillman's post on Native Intelligence.

The Bob Baker puppet theater is in danger of shutting down. Details from Jenny Burman at Chicken Corner.

Denise Hamilton interviewed Weetzie Bat creator Francesca Lia Block in the Times this weekend.

Sara Catania trains for the marathon so you don't have to. Run On

More media news:

Marc Cooper says goodbye at the LA Weekly. More to come on the topic on his blog.

Mayrav Saar, who brought actual reporting experience (OC Reg, LAT) to Fishbowl LA, has been laid off.

Steve Greenberg, the cartoonist from the Ventura County Star who was among the recent layoffs, talks to The Jewish Journal.

Rochelle “Rockie” Gardiner, the astrologer for the LA Weekly, has passed away.

Sharan Street, LA Weekly's managing editor, leaves the building for good on Nov. 26.

Gordon Dillow, OC Register writer (and former Her-Ex hand) goes from full-time to "occasional" columnist. OC Reg

A little of this and a little of that:

Brrrr -- what's that chill? It's reaction to the idea of Antonio Villaraigosa running for governor. Rick Orlov

LA beats out NYC on the list of the greatest contemporary design cities in the last 150 years. Brady Westwater

The war between the estates -- the north and south ends of absurdly wealthy Beverly Park are locked in battle over access to the community's streets. LA Business Journal

What the @&#*%$ is going on with the DWP, the LACC and this crazy, misbegotten so-called solar energy plan? (Not that I feel one way or the other about it.) LA Weekly, Ron Kaye, LAT

The NYT has folded Play, its quarterly sports mag. Fishbowl LA

One of the best blogs around -- the OC Watchdog. Deserves a bookmark.


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