Why 17,000 were stranded at LAX
Partial failure of a network interface card on a single desktop computer in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Don't you feel safer now? Officials are going before the City Council today. LAT
Black middle class did KIng-Harbor no favors
Erin Aubry Kaplan spreads the blame for the hospital's failure. Op-Ed in LAT
Supervisor Yvonne Burke will take that legacy of laissez-faire into retirement. Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally and Rep. Maxine Waters raised their voices early against closure, but those voices petered out as time went on and a sense of inevitability set in. They were also saddled with the perception that they were part of the problem at King-Drew -- protecting jobs and their own roles at what was as much a political machine as a medical institution.
But another big culprit in the King-Drew demise, one nobody ever fingers, is the black middle class. Too amorphous? Not at all. By the time the hospital opened in 1972, the black activism that created it was downshifting, and the black middle class was busily consolidating its gains on its way to becoming a phenomenon of the '80s and '90s.
McClellan has a drug conviction
But it's still hard to justify $150,000 bail for violating a suspect court order, even if the guy is a pedophile. LAT
News-Press taken to court
The NLRB's complaint of unfair labor practices against Wendy McCaw and company has gone to trial before an administrative law judge. Most of the departed reporters and editors are under subpoena. LAT
Growing West Nile in the neighborhood
Stagnant pools in Pacoima Wash through Panorama City has been allowed to become a breeding ground for the virus. DN
County health officials are warning that area residents are at increased risk of contracting the virus, especially considering that of the 19 mosquito pools that tested positive for the virus in the San Fernando Valley, 17 were in Panorama City - most of them in the wash.
But officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works said Tuesday that federal and state laws protecting migratory birds and wildlife have prevented them from clearing brush within the wash.
Beckham says he'll play today
Probably half the match. LAT
All's not well at Portfolio
At least one staffer thinks Jim Impoco should have been promoted to editor rather than be fired. Joanne Lipman's learning curve has been steep, apparently. NYO
Warm kiss to Patrick's Roadhouse
California section of the Times does a feature on the PCH-adjacent restaurant because — well, I think it's because Gov. Schwarzenegger occasionally goes there and some celebs have through the years. LAT
Original Van Nuys library for sale
Building from 1926 is on the National Register of Historic Places. DN
Up close with KCRW's Matt Holzman
Michael Schneider of Franklin Avenue didn't get the call about a free gift from Holzman, but talks to him anyway for a Q-and-A
Most awesome movies Hollywood killed
David Poland's readers comment on a top 10 list at the Hot Blog
New Yorker blog goes to Malibu
Dana Goodyear rides along with LA Observed contributor Jenny Price and the Urban Rangers. TNY