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Friday around LA Observed

Just look at all the great stuff...

  • Friday morning headlines by Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed.
  • Former Times city editor Bill Boyarsky dissects a story on the county health care system ("terrific story") and that recent memo about the LAT editors retreat ("so vague") and wonders about the hand of Sam Zell.
  • Those murals along the Los Angeles River near Elysian Park? Whitewashed by county workers, says Jenny Burman.
  • Our reader-written L.A. noir story is heading into Act II, as Eric Estrin explains at the LA Observed Script Project.
  • For National Library Week Adrienne Crew chats with Don Borchert, the Torrance librarian who wrote "Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library."
  • Nancy Rommelmann picks apart Rebecca Solnit's Opinion piece in the L.A. Times called "Men Who Explain Things."
  • Lakers, Ducks, and ex-Bruins by Phil Wallace at SoCal Sports Observed, plus his take on the new NFL stadium idea.
  • When is the threat of the Big One not really that big? TJ Sullivan points out the answer.
  • Erika Schickel posts about enjoying "Aurelia's Oratorio" with her children at UCLA.
  • Ducks in Malibu photographed by Veronique de Turenne.

The last 24 hours on the main LAO blog include posts on the new blog by the ousted editor of the Daily News, fallout from that anti-Semitisim accusation involving a black pastor, Pinkberry's new legal status, a shaggy dog story from the Valley and more. And listen for this week's LA Observed segment on KCRW (FM 89.9) today at 4:44 pm or anytime after on the Web.

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
Recent LA Observed stories on LA Observed:
Huntington curator on 'The Bard of LA'
Al Martinez, our columnist, died today
Al Martinez is home recovering
Service for Mark Lacter to be Sunday *
Time ticking for Jenny Price's Malibu beaches app
Steve Greenberg moves on
Hey, come join us on Twitter
I'll be at the Festival of Books on Sunday


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