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Starting Sunday

October 12, 2002

The Los Angeles Times begins a series of changes in the content and design of several of its sections.

Sunday: Sunday Calendar appears as a full-size, two-part section. Part I focuses on movies, television and style. Part II covers the performing and visual arts. The section will include new features, including Media Matters, a column by David Shaw, and Connections, a column by Reed Johnson that will pull together the big picture of popular culture and the arts. New typography created for The Times will be introduced.

Monday: A faster-paced Calendar is expanded to include the Southern California Living section, adding style, fashion and lifestyle to its arts and entertainment report. Among the new features will be New York, N.Y. by Geraldine Baum, and L.A.-centric, Mary McNamara's quirky take on Southern California.

Also Monday: The Health section expands coverage of fitness, nutrition and behavior, including new columns such as Bodywork, which looks at Southern California's fitness culture, and Gear, reviews of new equipment.

Wednesday: The Food section adds several features, including S. Irene Virbila's weekly restaurant review and a column by Russ Parsons, The California Cook. Also new: broadened coverage of restaurant news, wine and spirits, and evaluations of kitchen equipment.

Thursday: Calendar Weekend gets a new look and a new focus, with 8 Days, a more comprehensive list of arts and leisure events, plus new sections called Going Out, Staying In and Alternatives, in addition to news and reviews.

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