Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 24, 2011 NEWS

LA Observed reported this Tuesday:

[LA Weekly]'s new arts and culture editor will be Zachary Pincus-Roth. He starts March 7... The arts and culture beat… excludes film and music, which have their own editors.

Full post HERE.

More, older, from LA Observed:

LA Times metro writer Carla Hall is now an editorial writer. Memo and more HERE.

Anthea Raymond has been named editor of Echo Park Patch.


Thanks to Alexia Haidos for passing along this note from Crystal Meers at Daily Candy:

... I'm very excited to introduce you to Evelyn Crowley, DailyCandy's new Los Angeles editor... Please direct all L.A. matters her way. Feel free to e-mail me with stories that you see fit for our Everywhere edition (food, fashion, beauty, travel, services, arts, entertaining, culture, entertainment) and on the web or just really fun stuff that you think I need to know about that's happening around town. You know I love to know about everything.
Yours truly,

Contact: 12200 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-954-0278 x 185

Email is ecrowley


Got this auto-reply from LA Opinion's Entertainment Editor Victoria Enfante: Hi. I'm on maternity leave until the end of June. If you need assistance please contact Josep Parera.

… and this auto-reply from Phil Gallo: If you are contacting me regarding music coverage, I am now working for Billboard magazine. I can be reached at []


Thanks to Sarah Spitz for passing this along from Jade Chang:

As of January 18, 2011, I am no longer with Modern Luxury. I will still be covering many of the same topics that I covered at Angeleno and on you have a pitch or question you can contact me.

Her address is jade.chang


Patt Diroll's party column and "Social Calendar" have been moved from Thursdays to Mondays in the Pasadena Star News.


San Gabriel Valley Tribune photo editor Bernardo Alps has been laid off, according to THIS story, which also has links to another about salary cuts and furloughs at the LA Newspaper Group (which also includes Daily News, Daily Breeze, etc.)


Media Bistro reports:

Jen Yamato has been named West Coast editor at Movieline. She had been a film critic at


LA Times Pop Music critic Ann Powers is leaving the LA Times in early March to work for NPR Music. Memo HERE.


KPCC/NPR's Steve Julian is introducing a new venture, an I Support Theatre restaurant discount card that provides theatre companies a much needed fundraising boost. According the Steve, "It gives theatregoers an opportunity to save money at a neighborhood eatery. And it rewards restaurants that offer discounts by bringing in new customers."

If any publicists out there are interested in hooking up clients with this opportunity, get in touch with Steve via the "Contact" page on this site: .