Archive by Date

December 31, 2009
Tuohy won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1969 for his coverage of the Vietnam War for the Los Angeles Times.
Steve Greenberg wonders if Fox and Time Warner will ever strike a deal.
December 30, 2009
The Republican says he'll announce after the holidays and bowl games.
The City Council member from down San Pedro way will be employing a bunch of Democratic consultants, starting with Garry South.
"The only thing I'm retiring is my alarm clock," he quipped on the air
He drew more than 3,800 caricatures and other pieces for the New York Review of Books.
December 29, 2009
Even if the creased, black-and-white picture of John F. Kennedy on a boat with naked skinnydippers were real, TMZ went more than a little overboard.
A controversy over plagiarism by unpaid political columnists has led The Signal to suspend the use of local columnists while it figures out a better way.
December 28, 2009
Think the new construction project only affects the freeway? Ho ho ho.
Evidence is mostly anecdotal, but the Times leads the paper with the story anyway.
December 27, 2009
Baron Davis sinks the winner at the buzzer. 92-90. Think the fans made some noise out on Figueroa tonight?...
Harvey Levin is already staffing up for TMZ Sports, says Brian Stelter in the New York Times. TMZ’s specialty is unvarnished celebrity coverage. And because Mr. Levin sees a lot...
If I were doing an end-of-year roundup of obits, Schiller would be in it. Her husband opened the Pink Pussycat in an old Hollywood jazz club on Santa Monica Boulevard,...
The L.A.. Times ran another investigative collaboration with ProPublica on lax enforcement that lets problem nurses keep working. There's a pretty good summation of how 92 digital billboard came...
In past years, this is about when I'd start rolling out posts looking back at the events of the previous twelve months. My KCRW commentary on Christmas Day talked about...
December 26, 2009
Click on the cartoon to view it bigger. More by Steve Greenberg....
December 24, 2009
I thought I liked Mulholland Dr. as much as the next guy, and probably more than most. But I'm surprised the David Lynch film tops a survey of the best...
Thirty-two Los Angeles intersections now have cameras installed to generate traffic tickets and, thus, revenue for the city and the company that runs the cameras. Contrary to the original intent,...
Paul Frommer, a professor of clinical management communication at the USC Marshall School of Business, got the gig to create about 1,000 words for the Na'vi, who inhabit the moon...
The White House just announced that Andre Birotte Jr, the inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Department, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. Attorney...
Emmet Rensin, a sophomore at the University of Chicago when he's not in Tarzana, will guest on KPCC's "Patt Morrison" at 1:30 p.m. to talk about "Twitterature: The World's Greatest...
December 23, 2009
Karina Longworth is the new film editor at the LA Weekly. She is the co-founder of Cinematical.com, the former editor of SpoutBlog, and calls her personal film blog Vidiocy. (She...
A segment of "60 Minutes' on CBS will focus on the California water situation, with reporter Lesley Stahl talking to Governor Schwarzenegger, farmers and others. It's scheduled to air Sunday,...
The racketeering prosecution of supermarket magnate George Torres quietly ended with a guilty plea to a single tax count, after which Torres went free with credit for time served....
The Modern Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy celebrated 25 years, the holidays and four photographers on Monday night in the Mayor Tom Bradley Room atop City Hall. Half the...
December 22, 2009
Scientist-blogger Grace Peng sent along this map of a jet stream slamming into Southern California, offering it as an explainer of what happened around the area today. Click it to...
Rico Gagliano, a reporter for "Marketplace" and co-host of "The Dinner Party Download" podcast, sent along this photo of a tree that blew down during this morning's wind gusts. No...
Mayor Villaraigosa hit on a way to resolve things at the troubled Department of Building and Safety. He is moving Robert "Bud" Ovrom, his deputy mayor of Economic Development, to...
Sue Doyle covered transportation until moving this year to the police beat after the Daily News lost its cops reporter. She's moving on, reportedly to freelance. The newsroom note this...
Holiday week posting will be on the light side. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a grant of $200,000 to The Huffington Post Investigative Fund, which has...
Dan Morain landed as communications director for the Consumer Attorneys of California in February after 27 years at the Los Angeles Times, the last chunk of that in the Sacramento...
December 21, 2009
One thing we've all learned about KTLA reporter Lu Parker is that she loves animals, and especially her rescue dog Monkey. They'll be featured in an upcoming photo spread in...
Richard Rushfield, hired away from the L.A. Times just last July to be west coast editor for Gawker, is leaving for an entertainment start-up, says Dylan Stableford at The Wrap....
More by Steve Greenberg...
Not too many shrinking media outlets have the chutzpah to hire a few days after laying off people, but the new Los Angeles Times isn't shy about announcing its changing...
You can now download an "on this day in L.A. history" calendar feature for the iPhone, from the Studio for Southern California History....
The public forum's website culls favorites from among the books reviewed during the year, including UCLA prof Kal Raustiala's "Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?" Also, after doing 124 interviews...
This is a holiday week around LAO, so expect light posting. Here's a slimmed down Morning Buzz. An L.A. Times editorial urged Controller Wendy Greuel to appeal the ruling that...
ESPN's new Los Angeles website does have, as rumored, columnist J.A. Adande, plus former Daily News sports staffers Tony Jackson and Ramona Shelburne, Steve Mason and John Ireland from ESPN...
December 20, 2009
That's City Councilmember Janice Hahn and former mayor James Hahn in the front row, flanking their parents at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, site of the county's free holiday concerts. This...
LAPD chief Charlie Beck reiterated that he will keep Special Order 40, which instructs officers not to question people solely to ascertain their immigration status. Don Novey, the political...
The actress died this morning of cardiac arrest at Cedars-Sinai, after being found in the shower at home by her mother, according to TMZ, citing reports from the LAFD and...
December 18, 2009
Today is departure day for some of the Los Angeles Times staffers who were laid off this week or who retired and/or took buyouts. Arts reporter Suzanne Muchnic sent a...
The first story to benefit from collaboration with Spot.us Los Angeles is a report by the Garment & Citizen downtown that seems aimed at getting country clubs on the Westside...
The first (I think) teaser is out for "The Runaways," billed as the story of the 1970s rock band that featured Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, among others, and...
Getting rid of teachers who don't work out, the city's plans for Owens Lake and just how much Supervisor Molina meddled in the building of the Gold Line — plus...
The Daily Beast's Jacob Bernstein is the first writer who wasn't a friend to put together a somewhat lengthy examination of the months leading up to Mike Penner's suicide. In...
December 17, 2009
A federal judge in Chicago today ruled that key parts a lawsuit by current and former Los Angeles Times employees can proceed against Tribune Company chairman Sam Zell and the...
Whitman leads the Republicans, SAG nominations, fear of the drinking water and what to do about the bar at the LAPD academy — plus much more after the jump....
December 16, 2009
The home on Woodrow Wilson Drive designed by Raphael Soriano — and built for Shulman — is listed at $2.495 million vacant. It includes an extensively wooded yard, including redwood...
Confirmations are coming in on Los Angeles Times newsroom staffers who were laid off in yesterday's new wave of staff cuts, or who are taking buyouts to get the heck...
Yeah, Metro CEO Art Leahy changed course and approved running free all-night service on the Metro Orange Line this New Year’s Eve — after the Daily News reported that the...
Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt Disney and a director emeritus of the family studio, died Wednesday morning after battling stomach cancer. His name is on REDCAT downtown. Roundup of...
More than 780,000 online votes were cast for the best in 50 web and social media categories. The New York Times won for best online newspaper. List...
Click to view larger. More by Steve Greenberg in the LA Sketchbook archive....
A lot of people still read newspapers, HuffPost's Antonio for Senate rumor called silly, and pot come backs to the City Council — more after the jump....
December 15, 2009
The books-and-social-networking site Goodreads announced last week it has picked up $2 million in venture capital funding — its second round. Founder Otis Chandler, grandson of the former L.A. Times...
The holder of the lease says he got a 30-day eviction notice. The landlord growled that it was none of a reporter's business, then said "the restaurant is open and...
Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney ruled that the City Charter does not give the elected controller the power to audit the elected city attorney's office or programs within the...
Andrew Breitbart's Los Angeles-based family of aggressively right-wing websites will soon grow by one. Big Journalism's target will be what Breitbart calls the "Democratic-media complex” and the stated goal will...
The body of 21-year-old James Wernke was found this morning near a creek bed in Fullerton. There was no immediate indication how he died. Wernke had been missing since taking...
Superior Court commissioner Scott Gordon didn't give either side what they wanted and set a court date of March 29 to decide issues of spousal support and attorney’s fees in...
Those on the list are starting to get the word. Elina Shatkin, who wrote for Calendar and The Guide, posted on her Twitter and Facebook feeds that she was tapped...
French rock legend Johnny Hallyday has emerged from a medically induced coma he had been in since last week, according to his press relations office. He's been treated at Cedars-Sinai...
Golden Globes nominations, the Dodgers salary-dump Juan Pierre, another look at the porn business and the mayor calls in from Copenhagen — plus more after the jump....
The so-called Lindbergh beacon was shining atop Los Angeles City Hall when Kevin McCollister captured the view during Saturday's storm. Click to biggify....
Journalist Amy Wallace, editor-at-large at Los Angeles magazine these days, has a self-exploration piece in More magazine about how she came to trust in the cosmos that life was going...
When our LA Sketchbook cartoonist Steve Greenberg had a drawing in Sunday's Daily News, it was something of a time warp. He was the paper's first staff cartoonist back in...
December 14, 2009
Residents of Santa Monica have been warned to expect low-flying military helicopters over the city during the lunch rush on Tuesday. It may look and sound like a war zone,...
JPL scientist Amy Mainzer explains the importance and cool factor of today's WISE satellite launch up at Vandenberg, in a video on the project's YouTube channel. (It's not embeddable, or...
This went up on the Times' Readers' Rep blog late Friday. I just saw it. Excerpt: He has reported from more than 50 countries, beginning in Nicaragua in the mid-1980s...
Muchnic is retiring from the arts beat at the Los Angeles Times after 31 years. At least, she's leaving the staff. She will continue to contribute as a freelance arts...
New boss Steve Mauldin isn't even at the Channels 2 and 9 duopoly yet, but already change is happening in Studio City. The NewsCentral brand announced with great fanfare just...
We have a new winner: Langer's Deli knocks Providence off the top of the list selected by 100 participants in Chowhound's Los Angeles pages. A change in procedure that encouraged...
Steve Poizner is sure spending a lot his own money to run, spending remorse at the Police Protective League, and a new job for a laid-off journalist. More, much more,...
JPL scientist Amy Mainzer has been blogging the run-up to this morning's launch of a Delta II rocket with NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite on board. She's the deputy...
French rock icon Johnny Hallyday, called by many the French Elvis, has been placed in a medically induced coma to assist his recovery from back surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center....
Larry Sultan, who died Sunday of cancer at his home up in Greenbrae, grew up in the San Fernando Valley and in 2004 came out with a large-format book called...
December 13, 2009
Unveiling its 2009 awards today, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association anointed "The Hurt Locker" as best picture and Kathryn Bigelow as top director, Yolande Moreau as best actress for...
December 12, 2009
Eric Spiegelman stopped in this afternoon at the Brooklyn Bagel Bakery at Beverly and Alvarado, picked up some bagels, cream cheese and coffee and noted the bill: $19.55. An homage...
The Democrats' next Speaker of the Assembly, John Perez, will be Conan Nolan's guest on "KNBC News Conference" Sunday at 9 a.m. State Senator Gloria Romero of East Los Angeles...
December 11, 2009
The statement on Tiger Woods' website says, in part, "After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention...
LA Observed columnist Bill Boyarsky has his say about the campaign in the 2nd City Council district, then I have mine on KCRW at 4:44 p.m. Sometimes in the randomness...
Our editorial cartoonist Steve Greenberg used to draw for Editor & Publisher and reacts to its closing on his blog at Cagle.com. Excerpt: Sure, it was just a trade...
Krekorian goes back to Sacramento, Art Torres gets a raise, another reporter move at the Times and City Hall's beacon shone last night. More news and notes after the jump....
December 10, 2009
This week's snowfall covered some of the ash from the Station Fire that has given the San Gabriel Mountains a sickly appearance. Snow is also better than rain when it...
The 8½-mile light-rail line would run from the Expo Line at Exposition Boulevard to the Green Line at Imperial Highway in El Segundo. The route chosen today follows Crenshaw Boulevard...
The city of Burbank wants Debra Wong Yang, the Los Angeles police commissioner and former U.S. Attorney here, to help clean up whatever ails the Burbank Police Department. KPCC...
More by Steve Greenberg...
The Los Angeles Times has moved Metro's religion writer, Duke Helfand, to cover health on the Business staff. Some of you will remember Helfand as a City Hall reporter for...
TJ Sullivan has a nice piece at Native Intelligence on the essential role that the venerable Editor & Publisher played in his early years as an itinerant journalist in Ketchum,...
Ordin, currently vice president of the Los Angeles police commission, is expected to be named Los Angeles County Counsel at next week's Board of Supervisors meeting. She held top jobs...
KTLA reporter Eric Spillman is once again on the case to discover where Mayor Villaraigosa is going, who he's meeting with and how much it is all costing. On the...
Patrick McClenahan is out as the KCBS/KCAL duopoly's president and general manager. In is Steve Mauldin, who has been overseeing the CBS duopoly in Dallas/Fort Worth. Some analysis by Michael...
KNBC's Fred Roggin is testing an online and digital-channel show called The Filter that may go on real TV over Channel 4 next year. Roggin has various observers and commentators...
"Glee" star Chris Colfer is 19, gay and without children. So why does the Los Angeles Unified School District's auto-call robot keep phoning him at home to say his daughter...
Dating author and hypnotherapist Alex Benzer gives his seven reasons at the Huffington Post why Los Angeles is, he argues, an extraordinarily tough dating town. The high ratio of single...
John Perez to be elected Speaker today, Essel wasted $156 per vote to lose, a pregnant woman murdered in Venice and more after the jump....
The chronicle of the newspaper industry has been around 1901. Kirkus Reviews, around since 1933, is also killed by owner Nielsen Business Media, which completed its sale of the Hollywood...
December 9, 2009
A federal judge dismissed the guilty plea by Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli on charges that he lied to investigators in a stock options backdating probe. AP...
Leonardo da Vinci's "Angel in the Flesh" is hanging this week at the Italian Cultural Institute in Westwood, the drawing's first public showing ever in the Americas. The piece used...
Newly elected Los Angeles City Council member Paul Krekorian guests with Warren Olney on Which Way, L.A.? at 7:30 p.m. on KCRW. Former school board member David Tokofsky and parent...
Plans to tear down the old CBS radio and television home at Sunset and Gower for a condo tower go to the city planning commission tomorrow. There are several old...
Santa Monica city councilman Richard Bloom was sworn in today as the south coast representative on the California Coastal Commission, succeeding Larry Clark of Rancho Palos Verdes. More than a...
The poet, New Yorker staff writer and USC teacher blogs at The Millions about what she read this year. Excerpt: This was the year in which I read Twilight, in...
Channel 5 reporter (and Villaraigosa main squeeze) Lu Parker just tweeted that she has a new blog post up. It's a Christmas gift suggestion, and like much of her online...
Newport Beach philanthropist David Gelbaum has given $94 million to various programs of the American Civil Liberties Union since 2005, another $48 million to the Sierra Club Foundation, and a...
Greg Long of San Clemente won "the Eddie," the big surf contest on the north shore of Hawaii. Here's the Register story from Waimea Bay. Also, the Register's Mike Goulding...
This is at least the third iteration I recall, but Variety on Thursday will start charging again for some web content. Here's how the trade explains it: After clicking on...
Lawyer and former state assemblyman Walter Karabian won't be charged by the DA over Saturday's incident in which a parking attendant was allegedly struck by Karabian's car at the USC...
Day after on Krekorian over Essel, Garcetti admits interest in mayor or Senate, Judge Real off the Alex Sanchez case, and the battling McCourts agree on something finally. More after...
December 8, 2009
State assemblyman Paul Krekorian has a 2,000 vote lead over Christine Essel with 37% of the precincts counted, but that percentage could be misleading. Most of the votes were cast...
One tactic the Hollywood news site The Wrap is using to get its name out there is to host free film screenings. Judging by tonight, it's working. So many people...
Here's the new addition to the Los Angeles Times I alluded to in the previous post: an investigative reporter in Sacramento. Tonight's memo in the newsroom from David Lauter, the...
In the last installment of their survey of each other, most former Los Angeles Times newsroom staffers polled say they expect their old paper to fold — just 16% expect...
Saul Hansell will be Programming Director of AOL's new Seed.com., a content management platform expected to launch this month. He blogs about it....
The Times says the Los Angeles City Council opted to allow only 70 medical marijuana outlets, the LA Weekly says it's 137. In any case, there already are ten times...
Leo Wolinsky, an editor and reporter at the Los Angeles Times for 31 years, has been named editor of Daily Variety, "encompassing both the L.A. and Gotham editions," the trade...
When ESPN's new Los Angeles presence debuts Dec. 21, the network will be without baseball writer Peter Gammons. He's leaving to pursue other challenges and a lighter schedule....
Jeffrey Tidus, an attorney with Baute & Tidus in downtown Los Angeles, died this morning of his wounds. He was found shot on the lawn in front of his home...
The interviewer on Los Angeles Kings telecasts on Fox Sports West was stopped early Monday morning, allegedly for driving too slow on the 105 freeway. She was booked on suspicion...
  Oh boy, did Sam Rubin go off on Perez Hilton on the KTLA Morning News this morning — to cheers and atta-boys from his fellow Channel 5sters. It seems...
More excessive radiation from CT scans, delays on the Expo Line, surviving six months on a bus bench in the Valley, and voting ends today in the 2nd district —...
December 7, 2009
The former Robinson's store at the edge of Beverly Hills has been the target of a drawn-out financial and legal wrangle, which Dakota Smith tries to unravel over at Curbed...
Roger Guenveur Smith was six years old and living in Los Angeles the summer day in 1965 when San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal conked Dodgers catcher John Roseboro over...
Her Channel 2 colleague, Kent Shocknek, blogs Sharon Tay's personal dating do's and don't's, starting with the preamble "I have been single for a long time. But HATE dating! In...
The county's official rainfall map for the past 24 hours shows 0.00 for two high profile measuring stations: the ones at USC (presumably the gauge formerly known as Civic Center)...
This week's New Yorker publishes All That, new fiction by the late David Foster Wallace, who killed himself last year. In March, the magazine published an excerpt from his last...
Looking at all the labor money in the CD 2 race, old LAPD riot helmets headed to Washington state, and artist Richard Ankrom's guerrilla freeway sign has been found. Plus...
December 6, 2009
At this weekend's Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, Mel Brooks said that picking up the award at the age of 83 was “better late than never.” Other honorees were Dave...
In part three of Iris Schneider's exclusive-to-LA Observed posts following Bruce Lisker's reentry to society after 26 years behind bars, Bruce moves in with Kara in Marina del Rey. Iris...
Time Capsule Press was started last year by Narda Zacchino, a former top editor at the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, and Dickson Louie, an ex-LAT and Times...
Carlos Valdez Lozano, an assistant city editor at the Los Angeles Times, offers up a personal Op-Ed tribute to his friend Alice McGrath, a longtime union and left-wing activist in...
Nice portrait (by Michael Muller) that goes with a profile of Ryan Seacrest by Amanda Fortini in today's T Magazine in the New York Times. She calls Seacrest the invisible...
Television writer Earl Pomerantz has been blogging about his time in the hospital leading up to, and after, open heart surgery. If nothing else, he seems in a good enough...
December 5, 2009
Former state assemblyman Walter Karabian was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly running over a parking attendant at the Coliseum before today's USC game. He...
December 4, 2009
Three dozen local food bloggers are pooling their talents Saturday to raise money for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. The menu has cookies, pies, cupcakes, scones, tarts — even butterscotch...
Veronique de Turenne shared a cab in Guadalajara with Jonathan Gold and his wife, Laurie Ochoa, then joined them for an adventurous lunch — fried grasshoppers included. Veronique's photos will...
Today's segment, airing shortly at 4:44 p.m., talks about Phil Spector's visit to the dentist in Toluca Lake. I tie in Roman Polanski moving over to the mountain chalet in...
The blogger behind Little Green Footballs talks to Neon Tommy about his explosive post, Why I Parted Ways With The Right, that announced he was fed up with the hyperpartisan...
Click to view larger, and go here (and here) for Mark Lacter's LA Biz Observed analysis of the Comcast deal. This concludes our NBC programming for this morning. More by...
Nice shoutout from Brian Williams on the evening news for NBC's Los Angeles correspondent George Lewis. The video piece shows George covering the Vietnam War and "countless California earthquakes." Still...
Polanski at home in his chalet, Time chases Meg Whitman and more after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and...
December 3, 2009
Judy Graeme observed while the Los Angeles Ballet polished this year's Nutcracker in a nondescript studio on Exposition Boulevard in West L.A.See and hear the holiday mainstay come together and...
Officer Aragon was off-duty when his motorcycle crashed around 2:15 a.m. at Fletcher Drive and Larga Avenue, according to the L.A. Times and CBS 2. He was pronounced dead at...
Retired Los Angeles Fire Department captain Jim Perry was killed today in a crash on U.S. 395 near Reno. Perry was well known to local media and was editor of...
Redondo Beach Police officer Ken Greenleaf had to make the tough call yesterday and put down his dog. Valor, a 5-year-old black-and-gray German shepherd, had been in the hospital with...
Donna Myrow, the founder of the teen-written paper LA Youth, was having lunch with book agent Charlotte Gusay when security guards at Farmers Market ordered her not to give her...
Schwarzenegger years labeled a disappointment, a newspaper calls for getting rid of the lieutenant governor, and you can now get Reagan on your iPhone. Plus more after the jump. Quick...
A former employee of the City Attorney's office is "a person of interest" in the investigation into how all deputy city attorneys received mailers claiming their boss, Carmen Trutanich, would...
December 2, 2009
KFI's news Twitter feed says that convicted killer Phil Spector is at a dentist's office in Toluca Lake right now, escorted by prison correctional officers. Update: Yes, Spector was allowed...
Yes, Claudia Eller will still be digging for scoops in Hollywood. But she's shifting to also help manage the other reporters for Company Town, the L.A. Times' entertainment news operation....
Speaker Karen Bass told reporters in Sacramento this afternoon that Los Angeles assemblyman John Perez has enough Democratic votes lined up — including hers — to become speaker. She implied...
Online Editor Ryan Garfat is leaving the Daily News to be one of five editors working on ESPN's soon-to-launch Los Angeles site, working out of the L.A. Live newsroom downtown....
I guess the media liked the Jerusalem Post story we posted this morning — on a LAPD deputy chief saying the two rabbis shot here in October were "kneecapped" in...
How long has the index page for the City of Los Angeles website been offline? Unable to load file report_error.htm: File E:/stellent/idcm1cons/data/users/report_error.htm is not present. One source says it has...
The recently disemployed KABC talk radio host is now a front page columnist at the Daily News twice a week — Wednesdays and Sundays. There's even a little ad campaign...
In the second part of a survey of recently formered newsroom staffers at the Los Angeles Times, almost all say they have health insurance — but mostly due to COBRA...
See more by Steve Greenberg in the LA Sketchbook archive. Click to view larger....
The Los Angeles page is up. Here's a snip from the release out of New York, where the Huffinton Post's paid staff of editors and aggregators is based: The Huffington...
Steve Wasserman, the former Los Angeles Times book editor who is now an agent and book editor at Truthdig, gave a keynote address in Guadalajara in which he said predicting...
The debut Los Angeles page isn't officially up yet, but if you poke around at the Huffington Post you can find new posts by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block saying that...
Israeli organized crime activity in Los Angeles has gotten "a little bit worse" recently, LAPD terrorism chief Michael P. Downing told the Jerusalem Post this week on a visit in...
Today's handicapping in Sacramento is that Assemblyman John Pérez may have the votes to be elected Speaker, with Kevin de León alive in the race too. Pérez, the Democratic caucus...
OK, not real! But going around. Credit unknown....
Steve Greenberg, LA Observed's editorial cartoonist, posts at his Cagle.com blog about his year of underemployment since being laid off by the Ventura County Star. "I thought my position was...
Tiger Woods cops to transgressions, water main break eats a Lexus, Sam Zell gives up one title and La Opinión goes hyperlocal — plus much more after the jump....
Sara Libby wonders at True/Slant: When I saw the first line of yesterday’s L.A. Times story on NFL linebacker Dhani Jones, I knew I couldn’t read any further. It says:...
December 1, 2009
The sports giant said back in July it was coming to Los Angeles with a local news website, and now we know it will launch Dec. 21. "ESPN's launch of...
This won't come as good news for the Los Angeles Times staffers who are worried about losing their jobs in the coming cutbacks. The ex-staffers behind The Journalism Shop did...
PEN Center USA's annual awards dinner and LitFest is tomorrow night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It's always chock full of local authors, journalists and interesting people. (Tickets are still...
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich checked himself into an undisclosed hospital on Saturday for tests related to abdominal pains. "He should be released tomorrow or the next day," spokesman John Franklin...
Posts on the Rosemead City Council, like in most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, are meant as part-time pursuits — they pay $2,318 a month. But since...
A leaked email from an editor at AOL reveals how the service wants its blogger-journalists to get the job done. One way is to focus to an extreme on using...
The Urban Land Institute's local council has created the Los Angeles Real Creativity awards and will hand out the first four at a dinner on Saturday in the lobby of...
Furnishings removed from the under-renovation Hotel Bel-Air go on sale to the public Thursday at 10 a.m. at the old Circuit City store at 1251 4th Street in Santa Monica....
It has admittedly been a long time since I looked at Charles Johnson's blog Little Green Footballs, and I don't find myself picking up all that much from Pajamas Media,...
In her new book "Going Rogue," best-selling author Sarah Palin claims to wrap herself in the flag of UCLA legend John Wooden. But, um, the quote she attributes to Coach...
Don't hold your breath for charges in Michael Jackson's death, Villaraigosa makes plans for his next overseas trip, locals are at the center of a power struggle in the Assembly,...
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