Three lead items out of the largest local bureaucracy in the nation, none of them good news...plus Hiltzik lashes Keith Brackpool, no retraction for the UFW, the best and worst airlines at LAX, and another bad smell wafts over the city—well, over Van Nuys anyway. There's a gaggle of media comings and goings too, so turn the page...
Feel free to revisit the fiendishly busy past week first:
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Another inmate died in L.A. County's jail rioting
, which has now gone on for nine days. Will Sheriff Lee Baca really have time to talk with Kitty Felde as scheduled on KPCC's "Talk of the City" at 2 pm? Will he dare?
The LAT's stepped-up coverage of the county begins to pay off. Jack Leonard reports
that Supervisor Don Knabe's son Matt got paid to lobby for a computer contract the Supervisors OK'd, then Knabe's wife got paid to put on an event for the winning firm.
on the street was right on: The Times catches up
on the Sarah Chavez death controversy with a long Noam Levey piece.
Times columnist Michael Hiltzik
comes down hard on Keith Brackpool, the Friend of Antonio behind the Cadiz water scheme: "...a walking illustration of how the generous bestowal of campaign donations and other largess can keep a man cozy with California politicians, even in the face of evidence that what he's selling may not be worth buying."
The Times on Sunday corrected
three relatively minor facts in its UFW series, which usually signals that's all the retraction the union is going to get. Now it's wait and see whether the lawsuit talk was pure political posturing.
Hawaiian Airlines and ATA had the best on-time record
for departures at LAX last year. Worst: Alaska Airlines again.
♦ Councilwoman Wendy Greuel speaks at this morning's breakfast gathering of Emma Schafer's Current Affairs Forum at the Wilshire Grand downtown.
The Downtown News republishes
its 2001 cover story on Willie Grace Campbell, the mentor
to Democratic women who died last week.
Now it's Van Nuys with a smell in the air, but unlike the others, there's no mystery
New Dodgers manager Grady Little
is a motorcycle rider who likes long solitary road trips.
Monday Media Notes: Tim Fairholm
, systems editor at the Daily News, died at age 40 from complications of lupus...Kathryn Maese, who returned to the Downtown News after a brief stint at the L.A. Business Journal in 2004
, is leaving to pursue her catering business in South San Gabriel...Thomas Curwen, former editor of the Outdoors section, is now listed as a Times editor at large
recounts his personal threat from Anthony Pellicano...Robert B. Hotz
, retired editor and publisher of Aviation Week & Space Technology, died at age 91. He was the father of Los Angeles Times science writer Robert Lee Hotz...Denise Gellene, an LAT business reporter for 21 years, is moving to the science desk to cover the biotechnology field.