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A Farewell to a Great LA Times Blogger

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Today, LA Times blogger Veronique de Turenne found out she was one of the 75 staffers laid off. At the beginning of this year, Turenne took the helm of LA Now, the "this just in" blog that covered metro news. "When I started this blog last February, we were ranked 8-millionth in the vast Wild West that is the blogosphere. Today, we're in the top 5,000," she reminisced this morning. "We get tens of thousands of hits a day, scores of comments, and get to share what we know about Southern California with the rest of the world. It was hard work and great fun and I loved every minute of it." Jesus Sanchez, who also wrote for LA Now was axed earlier this year and now blogs at his own The Eastsider LA. Turenne continues to write on her blog, Here in Malibu. According to the Times, LA Now will continue with a new look in the near future.