Kennard deal at LAX raises eyebrows
When Lydia Kennard was still a consultant at Los Angeles World Airports when she talked to URS about joining the firm's board. Now that she is on the board, URS has walked away from a bid to help build a new parking facility at LAX rather than submit to questions about Kennard. "URS was asked to provide information on their dealings with Ms. Kennard. They chose to walk rather than resolve those questions," a city official said. DN
LAUSD thinks this is success
For the first time in more than a year, starting today "nearly all teachers and other employees" finally will get paychecks that contain the right amount. LAT
Hahn portrait to hang in City Hall
The painting of the former mayor will be unveiled Nov. 8. DN
Mixed circulation report at Times
Daily sales of the Los Angeles Times were actually up 0.5% to 779,682, while Sunday circulation fell 5.1% to 1,112,165 in the latest report. Papers all over the country were down. E&P
Transition at Daily News
Greg Hernandez has moved from entertainment industry reporter in the Business section to the News Lite column on page 2 of the paper, running snippets of items that began on his Out in Hollywood and Hollywood Joe blogs. He still writes the Friday Box Office Buzz column, which now runs also in the Daily Breeze and Press Telegram.
Los Camperos de Nati Cano finds a home
The mariachi troupe announced at its final show at La Fonda on Wilshire that it will be the house band at a new restaurant going into the basement of the Eastern Columbia building in Downtown. Off-Ramp
Is Pinkberry now an urban plague?
Regarding Adam Baer's wedding
The Malibu fire disrupted the plans, and the New York Times ran a correction. He explains.
Joe Torre to be introduced this morning
News stations covered the new manager's arrival yesterday at Santa Monica Airport. The Dodgers will do a whole show today in center field. DN