Veronica Street

Chapter 16. Tap Tap

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Sports

On bad opening night, Lakers' Randle fractures leg

randle-lakers-presser.jpg The Lakers' top draft pick this year, 19-year-old Julius Randle, broke his right tibia midway through the fourth quarter while driving to the basket in his first NBA game.
Television

Sam Rubin responds to being called fat on the air

ginger-chen-calls-sam-fat.jpg KTLA morning traffic reporter Ginger Chan accidentally calls Rubin fat, thinking her mic is off. Everybody laughs, the video goes global, but he has some reflections on it all.
Place
holiday-mag-screenshot.jpg Holiday magazine sought to delight Americans with tales of "the cliff dwellers [who] cling precariously to the brush-covered slopes of the Hollywood hills, sharing the common perils of fire and flood."
Sports

Chivas USA shuts down, but new LA soccer team coming

chivas-usa-logo.jpg Expansion team to be announced Thursday will reportedly be owned by an investor group led by Vietnamese-American businessman Henry Nguyen and include Peter Guber. Team won't play until 2017.
Read the memo

Beutner hires 'chief of staff' from the Dodgers

simril-lmu.jpg Renata Simril previously worked in City Hall for Mayor James Hahn and then-Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas. She will be a senior vice president of the LA Times.
Place
jolly-donuts-dn-crane.jpg The county calls him a John Doe, but on certain corners in Canoga Park he was known as Tuan Nguyen. "This is one of the best stories I've read in a long time," says a former LA Times reporter on Facebook.
News

Monday morning news and notes: 10.27.14

joan-kelly-dirt-pile-dn.jpg Jill Stewart to acting editor of LA Weekly. CHP's nude photos of suspects. CBC and KPCC host Jian Ghomeshi out over rough sex. Valley residents upset by mound of city asphalt. Plus politics notes, media notes and more obits.
Campaign 2014

Zev makes clear: he has not endorsed Shriver

shriver-flyer-zev.jpg Supervisor Yaroslavsky says he remains neutral in the race between Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver, and he asked Shriver to stop claiming otherwise. Plus more politics notes.
Obituaries

Frank Mankiewicz: Democratic insider dies at 90

frank-mank-her-ex.jpg Mankiewicz died last week in Washington of heart failure. Among his many roles in public life, he announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy in the darkness of a Los Angeles morning.

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Ficus vs sidewalk
sidewalk-eaten-by-tree.jpgThis ficus has definitely won on Ben Lomond Place in Los Feliz. Bigger inside
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Struckus House
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