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AM news: an oily bubble, blogs, Jackie, Getty

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That there black goo bluging streets and seeping through manhole covers in downtown seems to be oil, indeed. Workers at a nearby oil well were flushing old lines with high-pressure water to get any last drops of oil out — and started wrecking havoc on Olive Street.

And havoc continued online. It's craziness in LA blog world this week! redesigns, embracing gray! LA Voice re-appends, from .org to .com! What could be next?

Could it be a former Berkeley activist and lesbian to head LAUSD? We hope so. Rumors of Jackie Goldberg as a possible successor to Roy Romer have bubbled over at the Daily News. The popular Assemblywoman has also been on the LA City Council, a member of the school board and was once a teacher.

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Wow, the New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger reviews the new Getty Villa and likes it. Approval from the New York cultural elite? The wonders never cease. See our pictures of the villa here.