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KFWB talent signing off today

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News

End of the week news and notes: Friday 8.22.14

wesson-ice-bucket-grab.jpg San Bernardino police officer in critical condition. LAT fails to decertify pressroom union. Council President Wesson and his rubber ducky do the ice bucket thing. Next year's Cicvalvia route in the Valley. Garrett Richards done for the season. Plus tweets of the day and more.
Water

This drought's impact on the West is already big

ca-drought-monitor-82114.jpg So much water is missing that the tectonic plate on which the West sits is rising. And that's not the worst news.
Al Martinez on Everything Else

Always leave them laughing

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-sketch.jpg Martinez learns how to laugh and how to cry as he observes, and later becomes, one of those people with tubes up their noses and oxygen canisters slung over their shoulders.
Don Shirley

Have you driven the Ford lately?

ford-theatre-daylight.jpg Plans for the Ford Theatre in Cahuenga Pass could turn into "the most important new theater/dance-specific venue in LA since the construction of LATC three decades ago."
Newspapers

Today's LA newspaper front pages vary a lot

laopinionfront-82114.jpg Here's how four of the local front pages look in print today: Times, Register, Daily News and La Opinión. Just a visual survey, nothing more.
News

Thursday morning news and notes

tall-ships-rubber-duck.jpg Cops, development, political moves and a giant rubber duck in the Port of LA. Plus Bob Eubanks reflects on bringing the Beatles to LA, a 1985 campaign commercial for Tom Bradley, and the Marvelettes.
Veronica Street

Chapter 8. How To Get Rid of Henrik

veronica.jpg Caleb returned to Ayla unconditionally.
Sports

Angels ace Richards taken from field on stretcher

garrett-richards-down.jpg Richards hurt his left knee making a play at Fenway Park in Boston. The seriousness of the injury is being evaluated.
Obituaries

Deborah Sussman, Los Angeles area designer was 83

olympics-sussman.jpg Sussman began her career as an office designer for Charles and Ray Eames. She created a distinctive graphic look for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Read the memo

Daily News and LANG hire county reporter from Register

david-montero-twitter.jpg David Montero, who got to the Register last year, will cover LA county government and some general assignment.

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voices-of-la-iris.jpg Kamau Daáood recites poetry backed by a klezmer jazz ensemble Sunday at Breed Street Shul. Voices of LA website. Photo: Iris Schneider
Only in LA top flag
arena-barking.jpgRemember this billboard? The latest column by Steve Harvey.
Tough history of water rationing
cascades-in-spray.jpgVisiting blogger: California has seen it worse and there's a lesson in that. Native Intelligence
Scythed chariot
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