- Those LAPD officers videotaped slugging a suspect in Hollywood are now under investigation. The video is on YouTube and at CopWatchLA.org.
- NBC 4 will air an Ana Garcia investigation tonight at 11 pm from inside an illegal encampment of undocumented workers who live in deplorable conditions near Los Angeles.
- Layoffs this afternoon at the L.A. Times, not in editorial but on the marketing side. The photographer who recently finished Dean Baquet's official portrait was one of those to get the news — by telephone after 28 years with the company. Meanwhile, Ralph Nader has joined the Jamie Court consumer campaign to pressure the Times over Baquet's ouster.
- Vanity Fair's Eli Broad profile (reported here last week) is now online in PDF form.
- Eli Broad has a history of showing interest — in the NFL, in the Dodgers — and failing to close the deal. Plus, he and Ron Burkle both work better solo. Mark Lacter also thinks "those Tribune guys will do whatever they can to avoid handing over their company to a bunch of L.A. billionaires." (LA Biz Observed)
- Former L.A. journalist Amy Langfield's advice to Tribune: "Just sell the LA Times. Crazy Wendy [McCaw] would do a better job. You people never had any business in L.A." Kate Coe at FishbowLA has some tongue-in-cheek suggestions for possible buyers.
- LAist's Zach Behrens offers a guide to the somewhat revamped City of Los Angeles website, which curiously omits the LAFD's best-in-class PR operation from the list of city-run blogs. LA City Nerd chides those in charge for the omission.
- News out of San Francisco has implications for Los Angeles' 2016 Olympic bid. (SoCal Sports Observed)
- Marina del Rey's free weekly The Argonaut is celebrating its 35th anniversary this week with stories from the past.
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