The newspaper and journalism scene in Los Angeles is a bit rosier now. The Times sits in new offices in El Segundo with a new owner and a brand new food writing staff as well as a new food stand-alone section coming this spring.

A new quarterly, The Land has sprung from the dumpster fire of the L.A. Weekly imbroglio and has released their initial issue filled with pieces about a Los Angeles that may be hidden from normal view.

And while there is no word on beer or wine and spirits as part of the domain for either, there is hope that the stories of beer can be woven into both. I would have loved one less rap article in The Land and would have heartily read more about little known beer culture instead.

Maybe there are plans for both to cover the issue because I believe as we grow (even in slower percentages) that there are stories to be told.