Media people
joe-flint-twitter.jpg Flint will be based in the LA bureau of the Journal. He covered media for the WSJ for seven years before joining the Times.
 
Al Martinez on Everything Else

The silence of the bells

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-photo.jpg A judge's ruling that declares capital punishment unconstitutional in California causes Martinez to wonder if we are beginning to weary of the savagery and he hopes for the dawning of a new day of compassion.
 
Fauna

Oregon's OR7 has himself a wolf family now

or-7-pup-usfws.jpg The male gray wolf that walked around in far northern California for a year or so looking for a mate — unsuccessfully — has fathered puppies with the mate he found back in Oregon's Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
 
Politics

Obama stops in Canters for some lunch chat

obama-at-canters-crowley.jpg Between the Brentwood high-roller breakfast and Trade-Tech, President Obama made a stop on Fairfax to have lunch and swap some stories.
 
City Hall
garcetti-video-lappl.jpg Advantage Garcetti: He posts a YouTube message to officers since the union doesn't want him to speak at stations.
 
News

Media and news notes: Thursday 7.24.14

colbert-stephen.jpg Drought effects. Bobby Shriver gets an endorsement. Obamajam keeps woman in labor from the hospital. Colbert will keep Late Show in NYC. What happens when film and TV productions are denied California's subsidy. Plus media notes: Maria Russo, Chris Long, KCRW's drone and more.
 
Don Shirley

A classic LA summer - from Shakespeare to Queen

TWELFTH-NIGHT-ds.jpg The outdoors venues in Los Angeles this summer constitute one of America's largest Shakespearean hotspots. Let Don Shirley be your guide.
Politics

Alarcons guilty of some charges in phony residence

alarcon-home-dn.jpg Former Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were acquitted on most charges, but convicted on enough. Alarcon said he would probably appeal.
Mobility

Traffic guidance for today's visit by President Obama

Thumbnail image for obama-student4_mid.jpg Obamajam potential looks to be centered in Hancock Park and around the Four Seasons Hotel this afternoon and evening, then tomorrow in Brentwood and downtown at Trade-Tech.
Veronica Street

The News

veronica.jpg Their voices were cutting in and out as they followed Marisol's path up the hillside. Hot dogs wouldn't hurt. Hot dogs to fight a curse.
News

Media and news notes: Wednesday 7.23.14

nick-ut-1972.jpg Casey Wasserman quietly leads LA's Olympic bid. The Mexican-born Stanford Law professor named to the state Supreme Court. Andre Birotte confirmed as judge. Sheila Kuehl gets County Fed endorsement. Plus Ron Calderon, George McKenna, Nick Ut, Donald Sterling, SoCal's bestsellers this week and more.

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Industrial palms
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