Friday desk clearing

  • Sheriff's officials are trying to lower expectations about anything to come from reopening the 30-year-old Natalie Wood case and say Robert Wagner is not a suspect. Meanwhile, the NBC Nightly News led tonight with the Natalie Wood story as its top news story.
  • The City Council voted to demolish the 6th Street Viaduct and replace it with a modern suspension design bridge.
  • Controller Wendy Greuel will join host Conan Nolan on NBC 4's “News Conference” Sunday at 9 a.m.
  • Legal Zoom CEO John Suh talks about how L.A.'s city taxes led the business to move across the line to Glendale.
  • The Dodgers formally announced an eight-year, $160 million contract extension with center fielder Matt Kemp at a stadium news conference.
  • No dog beach will be approved in Santa Monica, the state coastal commission has signaled.
  • The California Supreme Court will decide whether disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass should be accepted into the State Bar as a lawyer.
  • The Los Angeles Times is advertising to hire two reporters for its Sacramento bureau. Read the posting.
  • Former L.A. Times reporter Tami Abdollah has been hired to write about education for KPCC.
  • Former Laker and UCLA point guard (and coach) Walt Hazzard died at age 69.

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