Wednesday shorts

Not much of a hiatus today, it appears — but I promise to make up for it tomorrow.

  • Peace in our time: the city and the Engineers and Architects Association have agreed on a contract that gives a 9% raise over three years. EAA members, who have been striking on occasion, still must ratify.
  • Next year's super-bout between boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather won't be at Staples Center.
  • Jon Wiener finally got the rest of the John Lennon FBI files. Nothing of a sensitive sort that the government has been claiming for years is contained within.
  • Paul Moyer and producer Frank Snepp reported last night on NBC4 that Staples Center's smoke evacuation system has never been tested and was a source of questions when the arena opened.
  • Laura Mecoy is being called back to Sacramento as part of cost-cutting at the Bee. Her colleague Dan Walters, meanwhile, puts Mervyn Dymally in his place.
  • Kim Cooper of 1947Project goes public with her quest to get paid for a story she wrote for the late L.A. Alternative, and gets a reply (finally) from publisher Martin Albornoz.
  • When Jack Welch met Stephen Colbert...
  • What again is the appeal of the DWP Light Festival in Griffith Park?
  • Jaunted.com claims to have posted a parking guide to Los Angeles, but don't be fooled.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
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David Ryu and candidate Mike Fong
Tronc buys (NY) Daily News, La Tuna fire aftermath and more
Helping in Houston, new lion cubs, Garcetti's back
Garcetti has weekend date in the Hamptons
Garcetti hitting the road to New Hampshire
LA Confederate monument coming down
LA Observed Notes: Back from vacation and into the fray
Rendon fights for neglected Southeast


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