FBLA wonders if there’s a ranking in the obits section of the LA Times. We ask because today’s coverage is misguided, to say the least.
Today, the lead obituary is of San Francisco-based cartoonist Miriam Engelbaum who died at 48 of breast cancer. Jocelyn Stewart tells her story pretty plainly, but effectively. Smiling through tears, etc.
But–buried, and no pun intended, is a wire-service story of the death of rock goddess, Sandy West, drummer for The Runaways. She died in a hospice in San Dimas, after fighting cancer for a year. She founded the band with Joan Jett when she was 16.
Please let us believe that a big feature story on her is in the works and that the AP story is just a space-filler. No disrespect to Engelbaum, but West deserves better from her–here we go again–home-town paper.