Opening day at Dodger Stadium, 'tragedy" at the community colleges, no Plan B for Jerry Brown, KCET staffers forced to sign NDAs, Chapman University gets into the film business and Alycia Lane tweets against naked women.
Bloomberg moved a story tonight saying that AEG's financial guarantee to the city on the NFL stadium the company wants to build near L.A. Live "falls short" of the assurances offered on Staples Center 13 years ago.
Tonight's Which Way, L.A.? on KCRW delved more deeply into today's City Council approval of the special lighting rules for the Korean-backed project planned for the Wilshire Grand hotel site at 7th and Figueroa.
Gov. Jerry Brown (and Mark Lacter) may want to do away with the city Community Redevelopment Agency, but it's a hit at least with the Los Angeles Conservancy. The group is giving the CRA one of its nine yearly preservation awards.
Good news for LA Observed contributor Deanne Stillman, whose book, "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West," will be the basis for a Hallmark Channel movie on mustang activist Velma Johnston.
Today's radio column mashes up the Militant Angeleno's post on the evolution of Los Angeles street signs with the controversy over ad signs to be beamed on the skin of the new skyscrapers proposed for Wilshire and Figueroa.
David Lauter is moving to be Tribune Washington bureau chief, and Ashley Dunn takes over as California editor of the Los Angeles Times — basically the point editor on all local, regional and state coverage. Read the memos.
Oscar Garza at LA Fwd has posted a two-minute silent clip of the Hale Woodruff and Charles Alston murals being installed and unveiled for the 1949 opening of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance building at West Adams Boulevard and Western Avenue.
The Kings' best player, center Anze Kopitar, broke his ankle during this afternoon's win at Staples Center — and just like that the team's chances of going deep in the NHL playoffs suffered a big blow.
Councilman Dennis Zine, the West Valley Republican, typically dresses in drag to do his bit for a laugh at the annual political roast thrown by City Hall lobbyist Arnie Berghoff. On Thursday night, Zine was the politico in the hot seat.
Anthony Shadid, Tyler Hicks, Lynsey Addario and Stephen Farrell were kept tied and often handcuffed while held by pro-government forces in Libya, before being transferred to Tripoli and released today.
My favorite new Los Angeles book — the one I took driving with me on Saturday — is a guidebook from the distant past. "Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels" has been reissued after years out of print.
Markos Geneti of Ethiopia, running his first marathon, set a course record 2 hours, 6 minutes and 35 seconds. It's the fastest marathon ever run in California and the second fastest in the world this year.
Nikki Finke alleges at Deadline Hollywood that The Hollywood Reporter "deleted embarrassing information about Summit Entertainment principals from a financial story about the studio's refinancing in order to 'horse-trade' it for the cover story interview with Jodie Foster that appears in this week's print edition.
The crash Wednesday morningat Long Beach Airport claimed Tom Dean and Jeff Berger, developers at LCW Partners who were involved in a city of Long Beach land swap for the Los Cerritos Wetlands, and Mark Bixby, a bicycle advocate and member of one of Long Beach's founding families.
As Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats go looking for Republican votes to pass a state budget, one of the political realities they face is that elected Republicans in California fear being picked on by KFI's afternoon talk hosts, John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou.
As part of the publicity onslaught for "The Lincoln Lawyer," the new movie from Michael Connelly's mystery of the same name, the author and lead actor Matthew McConaughey chat for a Times reporter while parked in an SUV on Connelly's old street above Laurel Canyon.
Japan is probably the most prepared country in the world, but the spreading misery and risk of nuclear disaster shows that you can't prepare adequately for an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.
A volunteer at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has made a fantastic discovery: perhaps the only color photographs of the devastation in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire.
Tribune, MediaNews Group, and private-equity firms Gores Group and Plaitnum Equity are all said to be circling with Thursday's deadline to bid on Freedom Communications, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The Dodgers' assistant general manager has been talked up through the years as a viable candidate to be the first woman to run a major league team's baseball side. She'll go work for Joe Torre at Major League Baseball.
My weekly column on KCRW -- on the air at 6:44 p.m. -- praises the L.A. Times' series on the community college building program but notes that the college trustees on the ballot Tuesday will still be invisible to most voters.
County supervisors used to have five giant ceremonial scissors — one each — for ribbon-cuttings and other essential events in the life of a district elected official. Only two remain, "closely guarded implements, ferried to events in custom-crafted cases and quickly packed away once the TV cameras have gone home."
It's Legionella bacteria at the Playboy Mansion, Christina Aguilera released without charges after drunkenness arrest, and Frank Rich leaves the New York Times for New York magazine. Plus more politics and media notes.
Donna Perlmutter closes out 2015 with productions downtown and on the Westside.
After 53 years, Sun Valley's Aadlen Brothers and U-Pick Parts cleans out. Photos
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