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February 28, 2011
KCRW's Elvis Mitchell has re-edited and posted a conversation with the late Sally Menke.
I missed that longtime KNBC reporter (and the ex-anchor of "News Conference") Laurel Erickson returned to the local air waves last month as the correspondent on an episode of KCET's "SoCal Connected." She also has a piece this week.
After she picked up her Oscar last night and went backstage to meet the media, Natalie Portman was asked by a reporter why she wasn't wearing Dior — she's a...
More than 100 employees of the hit TV show shut down after star Charlie Sheen's recent outburst will get full paychecks for the season's final four unproduced episodes.
Fields dismisses cease and desist letter and says that Nikki Finke and company have engaged in trade libel and unfair competition.
In this week's column, on the air at 6:44 p.m., I discuss the pros and cons of Measure L on the March 8 ballot and come down on the side of the libraries.
Jane Russell is probably best known as the busty actress whose cleavage Howard Hughes exploited so flagrantly in "The Outlaw." Her life story, though, runs through several other prominent Los Angeles threads.
The Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism comes with a $35,000 prize.
A new lawyer will argue that his client, who is now 66, does not remember shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel on June 4, 1968.
Archbishop Jose Gomez takes the crooked staff, Times urges defeat of three city councilmen, print pieces on Charlie Sheen, more politics and media notes and a book on the Hollywood sign.
Author T.C. Boyle will talk about his new novel, "When the Killing’s Done" — the one set in the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara — on Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. at Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station.
February 27, 2011
The Jewish Journal cover story this week poses the question to the community: will Jews support the expansion of Metro's subway, other rail lines and busways?
All those predictions that Natalie Portman and Colin Firth would win the top acting Oscars and "The King's Speech" would win best picture — they were right.
Life magazine has posted a nice online gallery of photos from Oscars past, including this one with Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn backstage at the 1956 ceremony at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
Tulin was the bassist for the 1960s psychedelic garage band The Electric Prunes (formed in the Valley) and had been playing recently with the Smashing Pumkins and with Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan.
The Dodgers' all-time leader in home runs and runs batted in and a Hall of Fame icon of the 1950s died this morning in Escondido. Snider grew up in the Los Angeles area and starred at Compton High School.
February 26, 2011
Melena Ryzik, lead writer for the New York Times' Carpetbagger awards blog, hit town this week and attended the Hollywood Reporter Oscars party on Thursday night at the mayor's residence...
Kind of a ragged show on IFC tonight from the Film Independent Spirit Awards — lots of gaps and fumbles. The actors also seemed fairly miserable about the chilly temperature in the tent on Santa Monica Beach.
"Caution," located at Soto and 1st streets, was sawed off the wall in broad daylight, as they say.
Jeremy Bernard, Darryl Morden, Cardinal Mahony and more.
There's lots of visible snow this afternoon on the mountain slopes lining the Los Angeles basin, but the predictions of snow below 1,000 feet proved to be overly enthusiastic.
Nikki Finke says that the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this morning pulled her film editor Mike Fleming's backstage press credential to cover Sunday's Oscars, citing Deadline's reporting of spoilers about the show.
February 25, 2011
Reacting apparently to Nikki Finke posting details of Sunday's Oscar telecast, Hollywood blogger David Poland has posted a "Crazy Nikki" rant that's aggressive even for him — and also says that motion picture academy president Tom Sherak should be fired "if he continues to feed her any information."
Maurice Cruz made his first alleged prank call to 9-1-1 last August 27 at approximately 4:46 p.m.. He placed the last of more than 18,000 calls this morning at about 2:35 — and then he was arrested.
She tells the New York Times fashion magazine that she's now a French housewife who cooks every night, but there's also the designer clothes and front-row seats at the fashion shows.
There are spoilers galore in Nikki Finke's report on what will be in the Oscars show on Sunday, so tread carefully if that matters to you.
Ted Soqui at LA Photo has posted a page of pictures from this morning's memorial procession in Downtown for fallen LAFD firefighter Glenn Allen. Links to more coverage.
Venues being considered include Staples Center, Honda Center, the Sports Arena — plus Ontario, Bakersfield and San Diego.
Brown to get support of L.A. Chamber for taxes, Tom Campbell to run Chapman Law, Villaraigosa wants higher wall around Getty House, plus Charlie Sheen, Cardinal Mahony, Frank McCourt, Chris Erskine, "Glee" and more.
An NBC source says that "Today" will do a pre-Oscars piece about (or with?) Deadline's Nikki Finke in the 7:30 a.m. half-hour on Friday's show.
February 24, 2011
Danielle Berrin, who writes the Hollywood Jew column for the Jewish Journal, recounts her failed attempt to get an interview with Aaron Sorkin about the women in "The Social Network" — and his reaction to the column she did finally write.
Streets around City Hall and the cathedral will be closed Friday morning for the funeral procession and service for Glenn Allen, the LAFD veteran killed fighting a fire in the Hollywood Hills last week.
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown will sign copies of his memoir, "Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks and Second Chances" at noon Friday at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena.
They'll take your recommendations at the website until April 10.
State Department warns journos in Libya, Alarcon cleared of one accusation, Abby Sunderland memoir sells and more books notes.
The former editor of Los Angeles magazine and the LA Weekly starts April 18 at the progressive policy/politics magazine based in Washington, DC.
L.A. Times photographer Luis Sinco and staff writer Raja Abdulrahim crossed into Libya on Wednesday to report on the clashes there.
They will get back Mo Williams and Jamario Moon, sources tell ESPN and LAT's Lisa Dillman.
February 23, 2011
Heather Armstrong has traveled a lot of blog miles since she was fired from her Los Angeles start-up job in 2002 for keeping a personal online diary called a weblog.
Storm that's coming could bring snow to areas that rarely see it.
Javier Bardem, Helen Mirren and Matthew McConaughey have been newly added to the list of Oscar presenters at Sunday's ceremony. Mo’Nique and Christoph Waltz, winners last year and thus invited...
Deadline's Nikki Finke has publicly called out The Wrap for taking her content, and reports that a "cease-and-desist" letter was sent from her corporate overseer to Sharon Waxman and her board of directors
Kriski has been missing from the "KTLA Morning News" since early November while fighting an infection that led to pneumonia.
Part of the 55 freeway in Orange County is now the Paul Johnson Memorial Freeway.
David Viens jumped in Rancho Palos Verdes hours after being named in a Daily Breeze story.
Robert Rizzo leaves on a gurney, Lindsay Lohan walks away but is told that she faces jail time if convicted or if she pleads out.
Los Angeles magazine's Hidden LA cover package this month has some fun stuff. Not amused, though, are fans of the wildly popular Hidden LA website and Facebook page.
On a recent episode of "The Simpsons," Bart Simpson's list of "must-see attractions" for Los Angeles included Cerritos Auto Square, Keyes on Van Nuys, "The Valley," LAX lot C, the...
Apple after Jobs, Cardinal Mahony's mixed legacy, Lohan back in court, politics and media notes and the Ciclavia route.
The Los Angeles Fire Department tweets: No need to call 9-1-1.
February 22, 2011
KCBS had a good story at 11 p.m. tonight showing the valises, 1930s newspapers and silk wrappings that contained those two mummified newborns found in a Westlake area apartment last year.
Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's search and rescue team are at LAX right about now boarding a flight for New Zealand.
Caltech broke its 310-game losing streak with a one-point win tonight over rival Occidental in the final game of the season. It's the Beavers' first basketball win in the conference since, oh, 1985.
Rahm Emanuel, the former White House Chief of Staff and brother of Ari and Zeke, avoided a runoff by drawing 55% despite the presence of five other candidates.
Video: Never underestimate how loud an earthquake can be as it pummels your home.
Jonathan Alcorn spots this latest Banksy piece on a tank at the base of the palisades along PCH across from Will Rogers Beach. Recently: LAT: The truth of 'Exit Through...
It's all about academy voters' second and third choices for Best Picture. 'Social Network,' maybe.
Larry Mendte, a former news anchor in Philadelphia, is interesting here in L.A. pretty much only because he was the colleague who criminally snooped in co-anchor Alycia Lane's email.
Christopher Hitchens, Patti Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Laura Hillenbrand and Michael Lewis (plus others) are on the list of finalists for the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.
Hijacked couple killed by pirates, 6 quake deaths in New Zealand, Philip Bruce leaves NPR West and more local media and politics notes.
Mistakes were made by deputies at the East Los Angeles riot in 1970 at which newsman Ruben Salazar was killed, but there's no surviving evidence that Salazar was targeted, says a report by the sheriff department's Office of Independent Review.
The new West Hollywood restaurant by Craig Susser, former manager at Dan Tana's, got the feature treatment in the New York Times over the weekend.
This year's 25th run of Last Remaining Seats in the Broadway Historic Theatre District will open at the Orpheum with "Rear Window," the Alfred Hitchcock classic starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, and end there with Harold Lloyd in "Safety Last."
February 21, 2011
Politics and media notes, plus obituaries.
The Los Angeles Times picked up this year's Polk in local reporting for those stories on corruption in the city of Bell.
On Feb. 22, 1911, trains from Los Angeles delivered the first buyers of vacant lots to the new town of Van Nuys.
After a couple of journos recently spotted Britain's Charles Spencer, the brother of the late Princess Diana, in Arianna Huffington's living room in Brentwood, the question went out on Twitter: what's he doing here? Now we know.
LA Weekly editor Drex Heikes told the staff this afternoon that the paper's new arts and culture editor will be Zachary Pincus-Roth.
February 20, 2011
And now from a real photographer: Jonathan Alcorn, out early Sunday at Marina del Rey.
Up on the roof on Sunday afternoon, after the storm.
February 19, 2011
February 18, 2011
Powers, the LAT's pop music critic since coming from Blender in 2006, will join NPR Music and switch to contributor status at the Times.
Glenn Allen had been with the Los Angeles Fire Department for 38 years and had been contemplating retirement. He died after noon today of injuries incurred while battling a house fire in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday.
The KCBS reporter who suffered the on-air "complex migraine" was on CBS' The Early Show today, again saying she's fine.
Stadium progress, Board of Ed campaign spending, more politics and media notes, a Scientology book and a fight over the term urban homestead.
February 17, 2011
Veteran firefighter battling for his life, Jerry West statue unveiled and the mayor's stadium committee meets.
John Stodder, the other former Fleishman-Hillard executive convicted a few years ago, reports to federal prison authorities tomorrow. He posts a farewell note on Facebook.
Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson will tell anchor Pat Harvey tonight at 11 that her on-air incident at Sunday's Grammys has been blamed on a migraine that mimicked stroke symptoms.
February 16, 2011
The scientist who watches the weather at Bad Mom, Good Mom says the evidence is in. The La Nina phenomenon that was supposed to be keeping us relatively dry this winter has abated in the eastern Pacific.
I'll be out of pocket Thursday morning, so Morning Buzz will be put up late if at all. Been a while since I pointed these out, but here are some...
Our Valentine's Day mystery about the present-day status of L.A.'s Lovers Lane from 1871 appears to be solved
L. Ron Hubbard in 1950; crowd at Dianetics seminar in L.A. the same year. The Daily Awl has posted a story today revisiting and giving credit to the ground-breaking 1990...
Zocalo Public Square is joining with Arizona State University and the New America Foundation to launch the non-partisan Center for Social Cohesion, "dedicated to studying the forces that shape our sense of social unity."
Lisa Richardson, an L.A. Times editorial writer from 2006 until recently, has joined the staff of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as Senior Deputy for Communications.
Tom Unterman, the venture capitalist and former chief financial officer of Times Mirror who engineered the company's 2000 sale to Tribune, has been having discussions around town about starting a non-profit journalism venture that would partner with the L.A. Times on investigative and other projects.
Nir Rosen joked that the sexual assaults on CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan "would have been funny" if they happened to Anderson Cooper. Also, a Salon writer blasts LA Weekly.
Borders to close 17 SoCal stores, Brown hiring freeze, special election winners, LAUSD's budget, more politics and media notes and the NYT gets a local dateline amusingly wrong.
February 15, 2011
Sara Catania, the talented L.A. journalist who conceived and wrote our Run On blog about preparing to compete in the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon, is the new Web Editorial Director at KNBC Channel 4.
I can't help but notice the detailed nature of the criticism leveled at the Times' adoption of "value-added" measures as its metric of choice for rating teachers.
Runyon Canyon's mystery mansion gets some ink in the New York Times.
Rebecca Wells, 51, was found slumped over on her desk in the L.A. County Department of Internal Services in Downey by a security guard on Saturday.
Coliseum manager out, Villaraigosa appoints to the DWP commission and more.
CBS correspondent Lara Logan is back home in an undisclosed U.S. hospital after being beaten and sexually assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir Square last Friday.
On today's "KTLA's Morning News," Sam Rubin couldn't get all the way through a report on the new paper towel dispensers in the Channel 5 mens room without cracking up. Click the link to watch the video over there. Tribune's vertical video player doesn't embed well here.
The NYT quotes a stroke specialist who suspects, in the footage of Serene Branson that aired live on the Channel 2 news here Sunday night, that we saw rare and medically valuable video of an ischemic stroke as it is happening.
Boyle Heights, established east of the river in 1875, by the 1920s had become "a working-class, multiethnic neighborhood far more diverse than any U.S. city; Mexicans, Japanese, African-Americans, Russian...
Bowen, the California Secretary of State, announced today that she will be a candidate in the special election to replace Jane Harman.
Salaries in Bell, DiFi backs Hahn, Colorado researchers still upset at the Times and a Valley beagle wins at Westminster.
Monday night on the news, the anchors for CBS 2 and KCAL 9 addressed reporter Serene Branson's "health-related problems" during Sunday's Grammys report.
February 14, 2011
"Yes, Los Angeles has always been a town for lovers," reads the caption for this 1871 map posted on Facebook.
Coming up on the air at 6:44 p.m., a often-forgotten corner of the city — the far northeast Valley — and two historical milestones there.
We mean Kenneth Lerer, the former AOL and Microsoft official — and ex-Democratic campaign strategist — who helped launch the Huffington Post and remains as chairman.
CBS has put in a copyright claim to get YouTube to take down all the videos it can find of Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson's on-air medical event last night.
County Health says that 170 people who attended that party at the Playboy Mansion on Feb. 3 have since been reported as feeling symptoms afterward.
In this WSJ video, Dominic Ehrler talks about how the conection began between him and Maria the goose that follows him around Echo Park lake every day.
Last week's very pointed academic criticism of the Los Angeles Times' work on teachers rankings has finally gotten a repsonse from the paper.
Jimmy Orr, the deputy editor for LATimes.com, is getting the promotion to managing editor, online.
No knives at the Grammys, Patsaouras writing memoir, Saenz on short list for state Supreme Court and city election endorsements.
Serene Branson's report from the Grammys Sunday night went awry soon after Paul Magers threw to her live.
Here's our modest contribution to Valentine's Day.
The longtime public radio journalist's weekly potluck dinners were featured in the Los Angeles Times.
February 13, 2011
It seems safe to say that nothing about the Mitrice Richardson investigation will go into the how-to training manuals.
Posts by "free" bloggers get a very small piece of the Huffington Post's huge readership, says the NYT's Nate Silver.
The NYU arts professor who had a Los Angeles tattoo parlor embed a web camera in the back of his head has changed...focus...and is now wearing the camera around his neck.
Great New York Times story this weekend looking deep into the phenomenon that saw J.C. Penney turn up as the #1 result on a variety of Google keyword searches: from dresses and bedding to Samsonite carry on luggage — ahead of Samsonite itself.
Russ Stanton's Saturday morning email to the bureaus and the newsroom names lots of names.
Cathleen Decker will oversee all aspects of Los Angeles Times national campaign coverage between now and November 20102.
February 12, 2011
Many conventioneers go to the Playboy Mansion hoping for a special experience, but attendees at the DOMAINFest conference really did catch something special.
Unlike in New York, the LACMA audience apparently was quite satisfied to hear Martin talk about art.
February 11, 2011
Bill Gates, Eli Broad, Michael Milken and a bunch of Hollywood types came out to the home of Peter Chernin Thursday night for a discussion of discuss global health issues.
Sean Gallagher, the editor in charge of the online product at the L.A. Times since late 2009, is leaving the paper for the United Kingdom.
Carla Hall has already joined the editorial board on the second floor, and Sandra Hernandez will be starting shortly.
Brown's L.A. area appearances, the race to replace Harman, Democratic senators coming for Hollywood's money, authors back Measure L for the libraries and more.
Under previous city attorneys, protesters arrested for failing to disperse and blocking streets were usually prosecuted for infractions and fined.
February 10, 2011
Orange County photographer Matthew Givot renders parts of the city beautifully in his time lapse videos.
T.C. Boyle lives up near Santa Barbara and his upcoming novel is set out on the Channel Islands, which sometimes seem to loom so close to the shore from up there.
Variety has openings for paid spring and summer interns.
I'm just catching up with this from last week's LA Weekly.
UCLA's HyperCities Egypt project displays and archives tweets as they come in from Cairo and Alexandria.
Gov. Jerry Brown caught a Southwest flight this morning from Sacramento to Burbank — no press aides, no entourage, no security and no special seating.
Al Jazeera anchor, observing the scene in the square: "It's quite something, isn't it?"
She says it's not her, and The Daily doesn't sound all that convinced, but they run it anyway.
Brown's speech in L.A. tonight and his sagging poll numbers, who got Whitman's money, the City Council forms a stadium committee and more.
February 9, 2011
Jane Fonda blogged on Tuesday that tonight's opening performance of "33 Variations" at the Ahmanson Theatre would be attended by Cher, Colin Farrell, Angelica Huston, Chelsea Handler, Rosanna Arquette, Carla Gugino, Christian Slater, Peter Fonda, John Glover, Ben Vereen, Lindsay Lohan "and many other friends and family." She was right.
Real-life Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Chozick pulled a shift as an extra on L&O:LA and ends up with blood on her face. Hat tip to Movie City News....
Possible MPAA chief, new Ruben Salazar info coming, Huizar and Martinez actually talk issues, plus controversy over a photo of Nikki Finke.
Sixty-five people died in the 6.6 magnitude Sylmar earthquake 40 years ago today. We have pictures.
February 8, 2011
For 110 years, Children's Hospital has been a Los Angeles institution with a flaw. Its name, in the official papers and everywhere else, was spelled wrong.
Tim Rutten's op-ed column in the L.A. Times tomorrow gives Arianna Huffington, the Huffington Post and AOL their due for what they do right, journalistically. But he also skewers some of the less praise-worthy realities.
Your friends at the 99 Cents Only stores, as usual, offer you some buying advice for the cheap date on your Valentine's Day list.
In a story exploring the bios of the group appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa to report to him on the wisdom of AEG's downtown stadium, the Associated Press's Jacob Adelman cuts to the chase right in the lede.
Steve Lopez's lead on tomorrow's column: "What do 'tea party' beauty queen Sarah Palin and U2 guitarist the Edge have in common? Nothing..."
Politics. media and other items from the in-box.
Mark Frauenfelder went for a fun Saturday walking tour of the old Hollywoodland development in Beachwood Canyon.
City Councilman has a Sacramento fundraiser scheduled next month for an Assembly run in 2012.
Times' controversial "value added" project is called a disservice worthy of an apology by Colorado researchers. The LAT spins it otherwise.
AEG chief Tim Leiweke kept to the us versus them message in remarks today to reporters asking him about public doubts over his company's NFL stadium plans for Downtown.
Olbermann's Current TV gig, Jane Harman's seat, woman who regained her family's Klimt paintings dies, and more.
February 7, 2011
The movie version of Michael Connelly's 20xx bestseller stars Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller, an L.A. defense attorney who eschews an office and operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental.
Looks as if Keith Olbermann is teaming up with a cable channel with an even smaller audience than MSNBC.
'm getting used to the idea that there might be a football stadium dropped behind Staples Center, but if Phil Anschutz and friends want Angelenos to buy into the idea, they better come up with some better assurances — and drop the classless us versus them attacks.
The Getty and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art jointly announced today that more than 2,000 photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe will be housed here in Los Angeles.
The Huffington Post counts something more than 6,000 volunteer blog writers who contribute for various reasons: to join in the conversation, to get a clipping, to push their pet cause, maybe even to claim an affiliation they use to gain access to events or impress a date.
Roski insists he's still in, remembering Reagan as a moderate, Paul Haggis vs. Scientology and more.
Looks like there will be yet another p[ening and possible special election in the South Bay to Westside crescent.
Kara Swisher of the Wall Street Journal posted the page, as well as scoring a video interview with Arianna Huffington and AOL's Tim Armstrong before the announcement on Sunday...
Ahmed Zewail, a Nobel prize winner in chemistry who is a professor at Caltech, returned to Egypt Sunday as a potential leader of his native country and called on Hosni Mubarak to give up power.
Michael Trujillo talked about putting a political bullet in between Rudy Martinez's forehead (sic) and called on other aides to spread dirt on Huizar's opponent.
February 6, 2011
Popejoy, winner of 27 Golden Mikes, died Saturday of cancer.
Arianna Huffington will take control of all of AOL’s editorial content as president and editor in chief of a newly created Huffington Post Media Group, under the deal reached Sunday night.
In the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Charles McGrath looks at the business empire and physical presence of Playboy's Hugh Hefner and says he looks pretty good for a guy who will turn 85 in April and was thought by many to be a dinosaur long ago.
February 5, 2011
James Rainey argues in his Saturday column that with the corporate owners of the Times, Register, Daily News and San Diego Union-Tribune each facing their own financial squeezes, the inevitable best hope is for them to stop competing.
Judy Graeme at Native Intelligence got a preview this afternoon of the new exhibition of costumes from the past year's Hollywood movies that opens Tuesday at FIDM.
Lowriders from around the West caravanned through East Los Angeles on Saturday in a funeral procession for Jesse Valadez, co-founder 45 years ago of The Imperials car club. His red...
Media and politics notes from around L.A. and the web.
February 4, 2011
Venice-based Kausfiles blogger and former U.S. Senate candidate Mickey Kaus has a new web home.
Video of an entire bottle of red wine being poured into the new Trenta size cup, with room for cream. Watch...
The German book publisher who lives in (and below) the Chemosphere house in the Studio City hills is profiled today by the Wall Street Journal. Just like the scavengers in...
The Los Angeles Film School wants to build a large new classroom building at the Ivar and Selma intersection where the Hollywood farmers market has operated on Sundays since 1991.
No Morning Buzz today. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed....
February 3, 2011
There's a reason that, 52 years later, they still remember Ritchie Valens. Especially in Pacoima.
Doug Dowie is the former Daily News managing editor who was convicted of mail fraud and other charges as head of the Fleishman-Hillard PR office in Los Angeles during the administration of then-mayor James Hahn.
"We were not allowed to report what was happening in Tahrir Square," said Shaheera Amin, who resigned from the state-run English-language news channel, Nile TV, to join protests in the streets.
Downtown stadium, City Hall, Egypt and more.
ABC's Christiane Amanpour met today with Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. Here's her exclusive interview.
Egypt violence goes after the journalists, chief justice on Prop. 8, stadium and bus lane follows, plus the end of the Women's Conference in Long Beach.
February 2, 2011
Jacki Wells Cisneros and her husband have put $1 million into a scholarship fund at the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism, her alma mater.
Managers will have their salaries reduced by 10 percent, other staffers by 5.5 percent starting Feb. 13. The cuts are "not temporary."
Former LAPD chief and repatriated New Yorker William Bratton has been in town this week, presumably taking care of business at Kroll International. Meanwhile, the security's firm Los Angeles office,...
For at least the second time, guards at Corcoran State Prison found a mobile phone in Charles Manson's cell on January 6.
Cairo turns violent, Anderson Cooper attacked, Carolyn Cole photos, more stadium aftermath in L.A., plus Tim Rutten, Joe Frank, Rob Neyer, Doyce Nunis and more.
Bikers aren't happy about rumble strips being added to the loop of canyon roads off Mulholland Highway where motorcyclists have raced for decades.themselves or others. T
February 1, 2011
Men are included among the young bodies that Vanity Fair hopes will boost magazine sales this year. Here's who they put on the cover.
Tim Leiweke met this week with Speaker John Perez, and with labor's backing for Farmers Field I have to bet Perez will give the Anschutz company whatever it wants.
These are some of the Los Angeles-based journalists involved, plus some pre-reactions from New Media observers.
The proposal to dedicate a lane each way of Wilshire Boulevard to Bus Rapid Transit during the hours when the street is already at its most packed has picked up a new obstacle in Westside Councilman Bill Rosendahl.
The biggest political threat to the AEG stadium deal might be skepticism among die-hard Angelenos (and sports fans) who have heard it all promised before.
Pardon my mixed sports metaphors. After this morning's pep rally for the Downtown NFL football stadium, Mayor Villaraigosa announced the members of a "blue ribbon commission" to evaluate the proposal...
All that new flexibility in the broadcast schedule can be a good thing. KCET today at 4 p.m. is airing Al Jazeera English News. It's the only station in Los...
Mark's right over at LA Biz Observed. AEG's stadium show this morning, officially to announce the naming of Farmers Field but more importantly staged to make the downtown NFL stadium...
Jail move downtown, Rosendahl feeling "great great great," campaign and media notes, a Newton column and a reporter in Egypt. Plus more, all inside
Al Jazeera live stream and blog BBC | NYT | LAT | CNN Tweets early Tuesday from on the ground in Egypt: Al Jazeera correspondent Dan Nolan: A BIG thank...
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