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Posts Tagged ‘Charles Perry’

What Was I Thinking? Book Party

61E+qSYvrGL._SS500_.jpgWhat Was I Thinking?: 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories includes a story written by former FBLA editor Kate Coe and one of your current editors, Tina Dupuy. And Carrie Fisher…which will earn us major points at this year’s ComicCon.

Anyway, the release party was on Saturday at Tom’s Shoes on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

Yeah, we had to go to the West Side where the people have all the charm of someone in the middle of a Master Cleanse. Which yoga pose strengthens sense of humor and wit? Om.

Anyway some attending whose chakras didn’t make them jerks were the editors of the book Liz Dubelman and Barbara Davilman were there. Also spotted were contributors Betty Goldstein, Wendy Hammers, Madeleine Beckman and Mary Margaret-Martinez. And mingling about was LA Times food columnist Charles Perry.

Oh and Fisher was a no-show. Total let down.

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LA Times Buyout List Gets Longer and Longer

KRod has the list of LA Timesfolk taking the buyout and shaking the dust of Spring Street from their heels. FBLA’s big cool foodie pal, Charles Perry is on the list, as is the delightful Gina Piccalo, Kevin Crust, and too many others. We wish them all the best, and wonder why Los Angeles must remain a one-paper town.

Not mentioned, but also moving on is our favorite correspondent, Stephan Pechdimaldji, Senior Manager, Media Relations. He’s moving to a Silicon Valley outfit, and thus will clutter our inbox with happier news, no doubt.

California Journalists Write–Checks/Who Gave How Much

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MSNBC.com names names–of journalists who donated to poltiical campaigns. MSNBC.com checked the Federal Election Commission records from January 2004 through the first quarter of 2007 and attempted to contact each journalist.

Locals include

LA Times

In 2006, the Times completely overhauled its ethics policies, including a ban on political contributions by any editorial staff member.

Dan Neil, automobile critic, $250 to the DNC in July 2004.
“Yup, that’s me, all right,” Neil said in an e-mail.

“Two things: I’m a columnist, not a straight-news guy, and my political affiliations are not, I don’t think, in doubt. Goes to the question of whether my ‘activism’ by donation is indicative of some covert (and mythic) liberal bias in the press.

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LA Times Notes Haight-Asbury, Not In-House Author

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John Glionna, an LA Times writer who wrote the book on style, or rather an essay on same for Bob Baker’s Newsthinking, revisits Haight-Asbury, 40 years on.

Of course, the Times has an actual in-house expert, Charles Perry, whose Haight-Asbury: A History is back in print. Perry’s been approached by the Today Show to do a tour of the neighborhood.

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