For a fire to threaten Tujunga on one end and Pasadena on other is like threatening Tribeca and S. Bronx, or G'town and Chevy Chase. Huge.The New York Times now has a story up on its homepage.
NYT might want to think about putting fire *somewhere* on homepage. As of 10 pm LA time, nada.
LA Observed noted that Channel 9 got around to covering the fire from the perspective of the station's helicopter pilot:
Channel 9's fire coverage in the 9 o'clock hour included several minutes with reporter Dave Lopez on the battle by firefighters to save the La Cañada Flintridge home of the station's helicopter pilot, Larry Welk.The post goes on to relate complaints from an LAO reader and LA County Supervisor Mike Antonivich about the dearth of coverage.
*Update: LA Observed has this from TV anchor John Beard:
Are LA TV Stations not doing live fire coverage (with lives at risk) because they spent so much on excessive Michael Jackson coverage?
Will LA tv take another day off as fires thrtn hmes and lives? Does anybody in mgmnt have the guts to spnd $$ to give viewers critical inf0