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Oscars end on a surprise plot twist*

After 3½ hours of mostly uneventful filler, the Oscars show needed a picker upper. It got one.
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Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed. More

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Hollywood
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Oscars end on a surprise plot twist*

After 3½ hours of mostly uneventful filler, the Oscars show needed a picker upper. It got one.
Obituaries
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Amy Dawes, 56, journalist and author

The Los Angeles entertainment journalist and author of "Sunset Boulevard: Cruising The Heart of Los Angeles” has died of cancer.
Gary Leonard
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Immigrant rally

Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Place
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Westwood's Regent theatre to close, become restaurants

Westwood Village, once the place where big films opened, is about to be down to just two remaining movie houses.
Eastside
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Streetscape: Myers Street

Railroad siding beside the river in Boyle Heights, looking downstream toward the 4th Street bridge.
Sports
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Jeanie Buss hands the Lakers ball to Magic Johnson

Johnson, the new president of basketball operations, has already made a trade and hired a general manager.
Notes
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LA Observed Notes: Police officer killed and more news

Keith Boyer, a veteran with the Whittier Police Department, was 53 and a father. He was shot by a recent parolee.

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