Sunday, July 8, 2007

July 9, 2007 News

Editorial Assistant Danielle Berrin is the Jewish Journal's new Circuit Editor, replacing Norma Zager.

The Beverly Hills Courier does a shuffle, with former senior editor Chris Sieroty taking former managing editor John Seitz's title, and vice versa.

KJAZZ 88.1 FM, based in Long Beach, asks that all public service-oriented material for the station be sent to Denise Maynard at KMZT AM/KKGO FM at the company's Cotner Avenue office in Westwood. Denise handles that function for all three stations.

Replacing Julie Riggott as Arroyo Monthly Magazine editor recently is Irene Lacher. Editorial assistant Tracy Spicer is no longer there, and editorial responsibilities for things like "The List" are being shifted around, so stay tuned.
(MY CORRECTION, 12:20 p.m. -- This is indeed former LA Times staffer Irene Lacher, now a free-lance writer. The publication gave me incorrect info. Thanks to NH for clearing it up!)


Did anyone else notice this? There's an incredibly tasteless juxtaposition of ads on last Thursday's LA Times Calendar Weekend "Dining Out" supplement (E51). The
all-advertising page is intended, presumably, for restaurants, nightlife and entertainment (or so it says under the heading). The largest ad on that page, however, placed smack dab in the middle, stood out like a cockroach on white linen, boasting "Laser Hair Removal Specials," including those for underarms. Surrounded by small ads for dining establishments and The Ice House Comedy Club, this Neoskin ad exhorts readers to "Get rid of… unwanted hair now." What drew my attention to it in the first place was the particularly unappetizing headline, "SHAVE NO MORE!!" Ick.