Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. President Obama tapped Foer, 35, also a New York University professor of creative writing, last Friday.
It was a busy few days for attorney Andrew Friedman. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed him fire commissioner and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors nominated Friedman to serve as commissioner of the L.A. County Judicial Procedures Commission.