Afternoon media and politics notes

  • Lindsay Lohan was again today sentenced to 30 days in county jail for probation violations and again is expected to serve only briefly.
  • Guy Crowder, a photographer for the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Wave and other black publications, died at age 72 after suffering a stroke. "South Los Angeles’ premiere photographer," says Betty Pleasant in the Wave.
  • John Cage as a quintessential Angeleno, from the Los Angeles Review of Books: Born in downtown L.A. , valedictorian at Los Angeles High School, and among his first performed works was the score for a water ballet performed by the Synchronized Swimming club at UCLA.
  • David Graham-Caso, formerly the deputy press secretary for the Sierra Club, joins the staff of Councilman Richard Alarcon as press deputy. Becca Doten, as we noted before, is now chief of staff.
  • Edward Headington, who has done press for a number of Democrats and local entities, declares as a candidate in the Valley's 38th assembly district.
  • Sean Durkin talks about his debut feature as a director, "Martha Marcy May Marlene," at 2:30 p.m. on "The Treatment" on KCRW.
  • Scarlett Johansson says in the November Vanity Fair that those nude photos of her at home that were purloined from her phone were intended for then-husband Ryan Reynolds.
  • Arianna Huffington is one of Glamour magazine's "women of the year."
  • Pomona's most prominent bloggers, Meg Worley and Kevin Lahey, have moved to the Bay Area.

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