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LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more

Our occasional roundup of news and notes on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
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LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more

Our occasional roundup of news and notes on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
Performing arts
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'Tosca' glitters, Calleja swoons, Abraham and Taylor dance

Finding a nugget of gold just may be worth a whole, long dig. But trust me, it wasn't easy to spot in the case of LA Opera's "Tosca."
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Stendahl Gallery

Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
Bill Boyarsky
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Help for the homeless a phone call away?

A homeless encampment appears under a freeway or in a park near you. You’re a public spirited Angeleno. Who do you call?
Campaign 2017
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Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*

Also: Monica Rodriguez elected to the Los Angeles City Council. Board of Education member Steve Zimmer lost.
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LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves

Our occasional roundup of media, politics and place news and notes.
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LA State Historic Park

Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed.

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No casting here
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First raptor of 2017
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First day of 2017
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Melrose Streetscape
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Media streetscape
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Art Friday
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Oldest remaining McDonald's
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