I left the Los Angeles Times on Friday as one of the people taking the buyout. It was a generous offer and I plan to use the next year as a sort of paid leave to work on the Dahlia book. This means I won’t be writing daily items other than the mystery photos and an occasional post as the spirit moves me. Although the “Laura” project remains unfinished, I have a few more posts “on the clock” for January and I plan to let them go live, although I won’t be writing any more of them. Mary Mallory will be continuing her popular Hollywood Heights features as usual.
Note: Yes, I know Steve McQueen was ultimately unsuccessful in “The Great Escape,” but this is still one of my favorite scenes.