Is the L.A. Times getting some fresher blood or is it my imagination? So far, I think I like the redesigned Guide section which relegates boring celebrity interviews back to the movie ad-friendly Calendar section. The design is pretty clean, although the fonts seem kind of tiny. The cover feature on Secret L.A. was well done -- not that any of those places are secret to Eating LA, but still. There's several My Favorite Weekends that seem less inane than usual, and can it be true? Have they actually retired the lame Drive-by Dining in favor of the more tolerable non-bylined feature The Glutton? In general, there seems to be more restaurant coverage, which is always a good thing. My favorite tidbit? The Silversun Pickups love the taco truck on Alvarado as much as we do.
The main quibble: All this good stuff is absolutely impossible to find on the byzantine, useless CalendarLive website. Just pick up the print version and enjoy the redesign. You can run down to the corner and pick one up in less time than it would take to find The Glutton online.