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Huffington Post Launches Local Los Angeles Website

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We've seen it roll out in New York and Chicago; now Los Angeles has one too. Yesterday, the Huffington Post launched its local Los Angeles website, featuring the day's hot stories plus commentary about the city.

"In many ways, it's a homecoming," explained Arianna Huffington in her intro post. "The initial idea for HuffPost was hatched in LA, five years ago this month. And LA has been my home base since 1997 (our founding editor, Roy Sekoff, has lived there since 1983). So LA is definitely part of HuffPost's DNA... HuffPost LA features our signature mix of up-to-the-minute news -- curated from the best local coverage -- and a group blog with some of the city's most compelling voices, ready to weigh in on everything from local politics to the area's fashion, food, entertainment, real estate, sports teams, and business trends."

Billy Silverman will head up the site as the Editor with Willow Bay as Senior Editor. In Bay's introduction to the site, she gives a nice overview of the bloggers they've brought on board, including philanthropist Eli Broad, The Office's Ellie Kemper, musician Ben Lee and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Others opining about the city include former porn actress Jennifer Ketcham (talking about public transit) and City Council President Eric Garcetti.

As always, it's a very good thing to have more coverage of our city.