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Posts Tagged ‘Sharan Street’

LA Press Club’s Bad Mother Book Party

Silverlake’s El Chavito bar was packed Wednesday night with literary types, all there to celebrate journalist Nancy Rommelmann‘s debut novel, The Bad Mother, which centers around the lives of Hollywood street kids. Rommelmann now lives in Portland, but she put in nearly two decades as an Angeleno, has written for the LA Times and LA Weekly, and remains a contributor to the LA Observed website. A book trailer for The Bad Mother can be viewed here.

American Idol beat reporter Richard Rushfield, Nancy Rommelmann, and David Rensin


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Senior Features Editor Tom Christie Celebrates His LA Weekly Departure

Former and current LA Weekly employees gathered at the Red Lion in Silverlake Wednesday night to celebrate Tom Christie and his 15 year tenure at the paper. Christie was let go from the Weekly in mid-November, as FBLA first reported.

Slake editor Joe Donnelly with silver fox and man of the hour Tom Christie.

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Who Knew? Robert Blake Is Apparently the Assistant Secretary of State

The things you learn reading the international press. According to the Gulf Times of Doha, Qatar, the U.S. is currently in the middle of talks to sell the Indian Airforce $4.4 billion worth of C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft. And who’s at the helm of these multi-billion dollar negotiations? Why, none other than Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake. Yes, that Robert Blake according to the photo.

And we thought Obama’s appointment of Larry Summers was bad. No wonder the U.S. has such PR problems in the Arab world.

Just to clarify for our friends in Doha, we think this was the Robert Blake you were referring to.

H/T Sharan Street

Last Night’s Mediabistro Cocktail Party

The event- held in the luxurious upstairs rooms of Social Hollywood, formerly known as the Hollywood Athletic Club- drew a large and lively crowd.

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LAT blogger George Ducker and FBLA editor Tina Dupuy

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Laureen Lazarovici, who will be on tonight’s SPJ/LA panel, and freelancer Lori Allen

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Journalist Sharan Street and marketing executive Kim Marshall

LA Weekly’s Latest Layoff Party

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We crashed the LA Weekly’s Laid Off Party in Glendale last night and then subjected all the ‘guests of honor’ to a series of photographs. Way to make ourselves popular. Pictured are Matthew Fleischer, Laura Steele, David Caplan, Pandora Young, Marc Cooper and Sharan Street.

While trying to wrangle up the recently unemployed we overheard,”Do you want a picture of the last round of layoffs too? They’re here.”

Damn.