Fallout from the cop-shooting hoax in Woodland Hills, more Grim Sleeper cases, Special Order 40, Dean Singleton, radio ratings and more.
Think there's some outrage over the LAUSD cop who faked the big shooting incident in Woodland Hills last week? Plus Officer Jeff Stenroos is out on $20,000 bail, and Supt. Ramon Cortines apologizes. LAT, DN
Challenger Rudy Martinez has invested $200,000 in his campaign in CD 14. Plus other campaign filings. LAT
The state Fair Political Practices Commission has cleared members of the California High-Speed Rail Authority board after an investigation into a series of overseas trips and whether they were properly disclosed. LAT
Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called a press conference to remind the public of the LAPD's continuing support for Special Order 40. DN
Bell's interim city administrator says the city's finances are worse than previously thought. LAT
Vanity Fair has pulled pieces from its upcoming Hollywood issue on the Motion Picture Home and on media outlets The Wrap, Deadline and Hollywood Reporter. The Wrap
The California Watch Media Network is launching to share stories from the site with the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union Tribune, Orange County Register, Bakersfield Californian, and the Fresno Bee.
The Daily from News Corp. will launch Feb. 2 with a debut event in New York. PaidContent
Dean Singleton, who is stepping down as CEO [title fixed] of MediaNews, talks about the problems of setting up pay walls on newspaper content and says his heart has always been on the news side. "I don't have any intentions of drawing a breath of life outside of newspapering." Westword, Gary Scott
The New York Times' public editor made a response to the letter from LAT environment editor Geoff Mohan about this week's NYT story about the paper. Romenesko
KOST rode holiday programming to the top of the local radio ratings for December, passing KIIS, while KPCC was way up and KFI was down. Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles magazine columnist Chris Nichols guests on "The Madeleine Brand Show" at 9:41 on KPCC to talk about some of the reader questions he answered this month.
Suzanne Goin, chef and owner of Lucques, AOC, and Tavern, getting ready to do the cooking for 1,500 guests at the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards this Sunday. Blogging.la
Someone could write a really good book about Spanish and Mexican L.A. just by looking at the stories of people buried in the cemetery that was at the plaza church, says a professor of history at UC Riverside. LAT
ALOUD had to cancel last night's program with Carlos Fuentes because the author was stuck on the East Coast due to weather.
Gladys Horton, a singer with Motown's The Marvelettes, died in a Sherman Oaks nursing home at age 65. LAT
The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration Academic Symposium on Leadership and Legacy, presented at USC and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, will gather more than 25 scholars and senior staff from the Reagan Administration to explore the impact of the Reagan legacy. Feb. 1 and 2.
Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice will speak at the American Jewish University Public Lecture Feb. 28 at the Gibson Amphitheatre.