LA Observed

Summer hiatus

The front office is taking a late-summer holiday. There will be less posting than usual until close to the end of September.
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Elizabeth Warren rally
When the candidates come to town, Gary is there.

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LA Observed

Summer hiatus

The front office is taking a late-summer holiday. There will be less posting than usual until close to the end of September.
Visiting blogger
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Goodbye, Downtown L.A.: One heck of a ride comes to an end

Jon Regardie's final column for the LA Downtown News if he had been allowed to run it.
Gary Leonard
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Elizabeth Warren rally

When the candidates come to town, Gary is there.
Bill Boyarsky
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Galperin's numbers fall short of telling homeless story

Larry Mantle, host of KPCC's AirTalk, expressed the frustration of almost everyone dealing with homelessness when he interviewed City Controller Ron Galperin: "Trying to get one's arm around this thing, very challenging, Ron."
Gary Leonard
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Coliseum restoration celebration

Civic officials and USC unveiled the newly remodeled Memorial Coliseum.
Native Intelligence
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Jury speaks loudly in Simers v. The Los Angeles Times

Ellen Alperstein: After six years and two trials, the jury delivers a jaw-dropping verdict in former sports columnist T.J. Simers' lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times.
Bill Boyarsky
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A top LA Times editor says task is "daunting"

One of the most interesting moments in Sewell Chan's talk to Los Angeles Times alums was prompted by a question from Bob Rawitch, a retired Times editor who had been responsible for suburban news coverage.