Farewell, ‘Only in L.A.’

Today’s column is about the end of Steve Harvey’s “Only in L.A.” column in the Times, to which I contributed items for a dozen years. In fact, what turned out to be Steve’s last column ended with an item from me. (Talk about going out with a whimper.)

Here’s a link to that column , to a photo tribute to “Only in L.A.” and to a best-of. And, why not, to an Amazon listing for his “Best of Only in L.A.” book.

I always thought when Steve retired, he should host a luncheon, maybe at the Redwood, the unofficial Times tavern, for his regular contributors. I’ve seen their names so many times I can come up with a decent invite list from memory: Phil Proctor (I assume he’s the Firesign Theatre guy but never asked), David Chan, Hank Rosenfeld, Lisalee Wells, the woman (Arlene something?) who runs the acting school for elders. We could include Bob Patterson of Alta Loma, who made it into print several times.

If you have thoughts about Steve’s column, feel free to leave comments below.

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