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The Week in Weeklies

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By week's end, LA is littered with dozens of free rags. LAist reads the weeklies so you don't have to. If there's anything we missed, let us know, or better yet drop it in the comments section below.

Downtown News dedicated about half of its July 30 issue to the long-awaited opening of Ralph's at Ninth and Flower. The cover story is here with more here, here, and here. Kathleen Nye Flynn examined the so-called "Downtown Ordinance," that will be voted on in City Hall this week. The ordinance could dramatically alter zoning laws as well as development and affordable housing plans downtown.

In recent weeks LA Weekly did its own investigation into the ordinance and the Times had an intense point-counterpoint in which Councilwoman Jan Perry strongly objected to Douglas Ring and Diane Donoghue's editorial criticizing the ordinance. (An editorial in this coming week's DTNews examines -- and advocates -- passage of the ordinance.)

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Former LA Weekly news editor Alan Mittelstaedt came out firing in his new snarkily-delicious "LA Sniper" column for Citybeat. County Super Yvonne Burke might have avoided the controversy surrounding her out-of-district residence had she "moved into one of the vacant wings in the downsized King-Harbor Hospital" instead of.... Brentwood.

photo of Ralph's ribbon-cutting by Eric Richardson via flickr.