Mrs. O just sent me a link to one of a series of recent online articles about how Pulitzer-winning L.A. Weekly food writer Jonathan Gold was offered, and has accepted, a job at his old alma mater the L.A. Times. The article is here:
According to one of the previous articles, when the Village Voice people (who currently own the Weekly) heard about the offer, they suddenly found some extra money they'd not mentioned before and attempted to throw it at Mr. Gold, but he had apparently accepted the Times' offer. Word is that he will continue writing about food and restaurants, but will be contributing other editorial material as well. Nice to see that; he's a fine writer, and the Times can always use more of those.