Durazo tells City Hall that Occupy LA should stay, Occupy Oakland wants a general strike, Freedom sells its TV stations, finalists for entertainment journalist of the year and much, much more.
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Democratic pols including Mayor Villaraigosa lined up to voice continued support for the California High Speed Rail project despite deep questions about the cost, lack of funding and projected dearth of riders. Rough & Tumble
Labor chief Maria Elena Durazo issued a statement calling for City Hall and Occupy L.A. to continue to work together.
The city Department of General Services boarded up the Frank Flint Memorial Fountain outside City Hall to protect it from Occupy L.A. crowds, and the new box quickly became a target for artwork, messages and graffiti. DN
Occupy Oakland is calling for a citywide general strike up there today. LAT
The City Council voted to impose fines on the owners of dogs that bark too much. LAT
Rep. Maxine Waters endorsed Jan Perry for mayor in 2013. Sausage Factory
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition filed a lawsuit against the MTA over the plan approved for the Crenshaw line, which the group supports but not in the details.
Joel Kotkin addresses what he calls L.A.'s misguided plans for a downtown football stadium. New Geography
State Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani from Livingston in the Central Valley said in an interview that she is gay. Stockton Record
OC's Freedom Communications, owner of the Register, has agreed to sell its eight television stations to Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. in a $385 million deal that will leave Freedom free of debt. Register
"NPR Weekend Edition Sunday" host Audie Cornish will be replacing Michele Norris on "All Things Considered" for the next year, beginning in January, NPR announced today. Romenesko+
As staffers at Los Angeles Newspaper Group papers buzz about more cuts coming, their Bay Area sister papers eliminated 34 newsroom positions. Patch
Former L.A. Times Hollywood reporter Rachel Abramowitz and her husband, Josh Goldin, have sold a second TV drama, "Major Crimes," called “ER in the LA prosecutor’s office.” Deadline
The L.A. Press Club's list of finalists for this month's entertainment journalism awards includes journalist of the year finalists: Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood; Ronald Grover, Bloomberg News; Dylan Howard, RadarOnline; Stephen Leigh Morris, LA Weekly; George Pennacchio, ABC-7; and Tara Wallis-Finestone, NBC4.
CBS 2's David Goldstein caught a city cement supervisor buying booze and drinking while on the clock. CBS 2
Kim Kardashian's open letter, but this time with, um, tracked changes. Hollywood Temp Diaries
Why are nearly seven out of ten African American women unmarried? On tonight’s “Which Way L.A.? Warren Olney talks with Stanford law professor Ralph Richard Banks and his sister, LA Times columnist Sandy Banks, about his new book "Is Marriage for White People?" KCRW, 7 p.m.
The LAFD declared red flag conditions, which affect parking rules in hillside areas of the city. They took effect at 8 a.m.
Actress Amanda Seyfried will portray the late porn star Linda Lovelace of "Deep Throat" fame. The Wrap
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez attends LACMA's Pacific Standard Time opening for "Mural Remix" by Sandra de la Loza. Movie-miento
The Echo Park Time Travel Mart represents the future (and past) of retail. Pomona College Magazine
Councilman José Huizar and the respective principals and coaches wil attend a 10:30 a.m. presser at East Los Angeles college to promote Friday's 77th annual East L.A. Classic football game between Garfield and Roosevelt high schools.
The L.A. Conservancy's upcoming "At Home with History" tour has sold out.
The Library Foundation of Los Angeles announced the winter line-up of the free literary series ALOUD. Website