Friday, July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008 News


LA Times Guide Associate Editor Perry Crowe is out, per an email he sent yesterday, which was his last day.

And Enid Portuguez's last day is today (her departure was previously announced), but she was kind enough to send around this very helpful information about the (now online only) Guide. All email addresses are firstname.lastname at

For future pitches to The Guide, please contact the following:

Arts & Museums: David Ng
Bars & Clubs: Charlie Amter
Events & Festivals: Elina Shatkin
Movies & TV, Soundboard blog: Margaret Wappler
Music, Soundboard blog: August Brown
Restaurants: Jessica Gelt
Theater & Stage: Lea Lion
Photos: Tara Godvin
All other Guide inquiries: Dean Kuipers


Given the attention to PR man Jack McGrath's "open letter to Sam Zell" ad in the Studio City Sun running today, the following is curious. PR Maven Lucy Pollak received this auto-response to an email she sent to Managing Editor Karen Young:

Sun Community Newspapers (Studio City Sun, Sherman Oaks Sun, Encino Sun) are on hiatus for the month of August as we explore options that will allow us to continue to bring our fiercely local publications free to the community every week. Please direct any questions or inquiries to

If you need to reach me, please email [personal email address].