Friday desk-clearing: Return to PDT edition

  • Councilman Richard Alarcon reported another encounter with the mentally ill intruder who breaks into and squats in the councilman's district home in Panorama City. LAT, DN
  • Mickey Kaus carried through on his threat to file to run in the primary against Sen. Barbara Boxer.
  • CalArts faculty member, Black Clock editor and Los Angeles Magazine columnist Steve Erickson won the $7,500 American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature.
  • L.A. Times editorial writer Robert Greene won the Walker Stone Award for “outstanding achievement in editorial writing” from the Scripps Howard Foundation.
  • LAT Sports editor: "We simply can no longer cover everything the way we once did."
  • David Lazarus: "What? Another Time Warner Cable rate hike?"
  • LAFD tweet o' the day: "If your news desk needs help finding L.A. Police Department districts: http://lafd.org/findlapd.htm (rather than call the *Fire* Dept.)"
  • HuffPo citizen journalist Mayhill Fowler has self-published "Notes From a Clueless Journalist: Media, Bias and the Great Election of 2008" and is attending the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
  • ESPN's Ramona Shelburne is traveling with the Dodgers squad that went to Taiwan.
  • Former LAT staff writer Scott Martelle is beginning to blog for ProtectConsumerJustice.org.
  • Charles Manson wants his L.A. Times subscription back.

And remember: Pacific Daylight Time resumes its rightful place in the natural order of things on Sunday. Set your clocks ahead.

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