New KCET programs named, Sharon Waxman on "Deal From Hell," Ken Auletta on Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, L.A.'s shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe and more.
LAPD is turning to more use of official reprimands over actual punishment of offices who break the law and violate policies. LAT
Also see: Holiday politics and media notes
Among the new programs KCET is developing are "L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone," a talk show featuring the sportscaster interviewing noted Angelenos; "Global Watch," a weekly half-hour foreign affairs show hosted by author Reza Aslan; "Live at the Ford," a performing-arts program showcasing acts at the Ford Amphitheatre; and "The Time to Care" targeted at elder caregivers. LAT
Sharon Waxman on James O'Shea's "The Deal From Hell:" "It’s hard to say who comes out worse...the Tribune Company itself, Sam Zell, Mark Willes, the Chandler family, JP Morgan or any one of the myriad senior executives who cut the bottom line while pocketing huge bonuses. The journalists don’t come out looking so great either." The Wrap
Ken Auletta on Facebook VP Sheryl Sandberg: Can she upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture? New Yorker
Jane Scott, the world's oldest rock critic when she retired, died at age 92. "Jim Morrison invited her backstage for a beer. Jimi Hendrix took her along when he shopped for a blue Corvette. She sang 'California Girls' with Brian Wilson at a hotel piano bar during an interview. When Springsteen played Cleveland, he dedicated 'Dancing in the Dark to her." LAT
Wimbledon is leaving NBC after 43 years and appears headed to ESPN. NBC said in a statement Sunday that "while we would have liked to have continued our relationship, we were simply outbid." AP
Veronica Villafañe is the new managing editor of Intersections South L.A.
Checking in on L.A.'s many shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe. LAT
Two South L.A. men were arrested in an LAPD sting for allegedly aiming laser pointers at a police helicopter. DN wires
Rev. Robert Schuller was not ousted from the board of Orange County's Crystal Cathedral, but merely switched to emeritus status, the organization says. LAT