City will appeal term limits ruling
Deadline is supposed
to be today
to put something on the ballot, though.
Back from Pensacola
Council President Eric Garcetti blogs
about his two-week training stint for the Navy Reserve, which he joined last year. Excerpt:
Over the last two weeks, I met an incredible, committed group of 22 other fellow Americans from diverse cultural, geographic, and professional backgrounds, all of whom were serving alongside me in Pensacola, Florida as Direct Commission Officers (DCO) in the U.S. Navy.
I met doctors and nurses, college deans and law enforcement officers, engineers, academics, and public servants. Staying in barracks on the historic and beautiful Pensacola Naval Air Station, we tested ourselves against a rigorous academic, athletic, and leadership training regime. We started most of our days at 4:30 in the morning and we worked into the evening. We were inspected, graded, drilled, and inspired by our instructors, who let us go with a solemn and moving graduation ceremony that recognized that during our two weeks of training, two dozen young people had lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces.
L.A. can't track complaints against firefighters
Murder charge against an LAFD captain highlights
the lack of a system.
LAX ads approved, but concessions on hold.
It will raise millions for the airport, they say. LAT
Your Oscars host for next year
Add Elliot Mintz
Whenever Paris Hilton is in the news, John Stodder sees a bump in his blog traffic. We have a little to do with it, as he explains
The LonelyGirl15 hoax
The Times notices
that fans all over YouTube and MySpace are being jobbed, and there's probably a Hollywood connection — and Brian Flemming insists
he isn't involved. This time.
Awaiting Neal Gabler's book on Disney
Marc Weingarten is ready
Brawl at Barney Greengrass
Couple of Hollywood guys
wrestled on the floor, breaking much tableware.
The Huell Howser Drinking game
Finally an apology
The president of the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris takes responsibility for the destruction of two artworks from Los Angeles that fell during the recent exhibition. LAT
Muscle Beach pioneer dies
9/11 and popular culture
Larry Mantle talks to David Ulin (LAT book editor), Leonard Maltin (film critic), Brian Lowry (Variety columnist), Steven Leigh Morris (LA Weekly theater editor) and Ann Powers (LAT critic) on "Airtalk." KPCC 10 am.
Around LA Observed
Earlier at News and Chatter
New on the blogs
Kevin Roderick comes up (briefly) in an LAist exchange
between journalist Cathy Seipp and her friend Luke Ford. She's being roasted
this weekend by the American Cinema Foundation.