Weekly archive
April 15 - April 21, 2007

Friday, Apr. 20
A buyout offer to be announced Monday will try to cut 70 newsroom jobs, taking the editorial staff from 920 to around 850. Before Tribune took over the news staff...
Ernest James Wilson III will take over July 1 for Geoffrey Cowan as dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at USC. He is the senior member of Corporation for...
New LAUSD Supt. Supt. David L. Brewer has discovered what most of us knew — that things in his district are seriously awry. He releases a scathing 115-page report...
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the L.A. Philharmonic were nearing the end of the third movement of the Lemminkäinen Suite by Sibelius this afternoon when Disney Hall erupted in wailing sirens and...
We'll see if this flies. Blogger and Podcaster, published in Maryland, aims to "reduce the learning curve" for new practitioners, writes founder and publisher Larry Genkin. The skew is toward...
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Thursday, Apr. 19
KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez airs one of the fire and bomb threats called in to Academia Semillas del Pueblo, promising the Spanish-language charter school that its "beaners" would be...
Inside the annual weekend getaway issue is a piece from low-achieving Jordan High School in Watts, where Jesse Katz spent five months with the academic decathlon team. Editor Kit Rachlis'...
Full professors at Harvard average $177,400 a year, those at Yale $157,600. Which full professors in California do you think make the most? Here's the top 10 from the newest...
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Wednesday, Apr. 18
Tony Tranfa, web editor and jazz critic of the Daily Breeze, died today after collapsing in a hallway at Torrance Memorial, where he was admitted last week. “Tony’s death is...
Author Neal Pollack, a confirmed Dodgers junkie, ventured out to the stadium's new family-friendly right field pavilion and endured nine innings of all-you-can-eat madness. His guide in today's Slate explains...
The Center for Responsive Politics broke out the by-state contributions to the '08 presidential candidates: Sen. Hillary Clinton leads the way in mining California for bucks so far. Here are...
Don LaFontaine, whose voice has been heard on movie trailers for decades, has gone public on a Geico commercial. That was reason enough for Radar Online to chat up the...
The Los Angeles Korean community has been closely following the news out of Virginia Tech, and Radio Korea here is reporting rumors that the father and mother of Cho Seung...
In the new W, former Variety scribe Gabriel Snyder explains the role of Hollywood political consultants and updates the roster of who works with whom. Noah Mamet, for instance, wrangled...
T. Jefferson Parker's L.A. Outlaws is moving to Dutton as part of a two-book deal, with publication next February. But here's my favorite L.A. angle from Publishers Lunch: Adena Halpern's...
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Tuesday, Apr. 17
Tom Mott is the LA Observed Insider who was first to speak up and claim two tickets to Wednesday evening's Complete Tristan and Isolde at Disney Hall. When these perks...
Curbed LA designates the off-putting, easily ignored mall known as Hollywood & Highland: It's not based purely on aesthetics, that we can all agree. There are other factors - the...
We posted a note when Dave Lesher opened a California office for the New America Foundation, so it's only right to observe that he's leaving. Lesher, the former editor of...
Following today's setback for the mayor at the appeals court, Michael Blood of the AP bureau here filed a piece pronouncing a new phase in the Antonio Villaraigosa media story....
Bunch of new talent is being unveiled at KCRW 89.9 FM and KCRW.com, some of them with station connections. Leaving are longtime KCRW figure Tricia Halloran, whose "Brave New World"...
A three-judge panel of the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal unanimously kicked aside Mayor Villaraigosa's quest to rewrite democracy in Los Angeles and take power over the schools. They...
What I think was the last single-screen movie house to open in Westwood Village, the Mann National, will close at the end of this week. It's where The Exorcist opened...
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Monday, Apr. 16
Here it is the eleventh hour in New York and after 8 pm in Phoenix, and the Village Voice Media website has yet to acknowledge the Pulitzer won by the...
David Kravets, the AP reporter in San Francisco covering the state high court and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, becomes director of communications for the California Department of...
Degen Pener becomes editor-in-chief of Angeleno, while incumbent Alexandria Abramian-Mott remains with Modern Luxury Magazines as national home design editor. Pener has been features director of Santa Barbara Magazine and...
LA Weekly food writer Jonathan Gold won a Pulitzer Prize today in Criticism. It's the first Pulitzer ever for a food critic, according to the Weekly, and the paper's first....
Assemblyman Lloyd Levine's office helpfully sends along the news that the boss just finished the Boston Marathon. His time was 3:10:03, good for a pace of 7:15 per mile. Levine...
Mayor Villaraigosa named Olga Garay as general manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs. She was Program Director for the Arts for eight years at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation...
Jim Newton, newly named the LAT's editor of the editorial pages, received a boost over the weekend from former Times publisher Tom Johnson. He sent Newton a note that made...
Noon our time is Pulitzer hour in newsrooms around the country. Here, the Times unofficially expects a prize for last year's Altered Oceans series, but if the rumors are accurate...
Sunday, Apr. 15
The Tristan Project has returned to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The L.A. Philharmonic's Esa-Pekka Salonen, director Peter Sellars and video artist Bill Viola are again creating "a multi-discipline arts...
Twelve or so things to like about LA Observed from the past week: Times stays inside for the new opinion editor. Those McCourts sure know how to mess up Opening...
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