Curated news, notes and observations most weekdays from LA Observed.
ESPN pulled out of a joint investigation into football concussions with PBS Frontline after 15 months of work, reportedly due to pressure from the NFL. The show said that a planned program will still air in October based on the work of ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. NYT, Deadspin
Freedom Communications' bid to be the naming rights broker for the city of Anaheim suggested that "media coverage" would be one of the benefit, but chief Aaron Kushner said that did not promise positive coverage in the Register. Voice of OC, OC Weekly
The DA filed charged two former county jail workers, including an ex-sheriff's deputy, withtrying to cover up a deputy's alleged beating of an inmate at the Twin Towers jail.
The on-ramp from eastbound Wilshire Boulevard to the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway is closed for the next 90 days.
The environmental menace of pot farms on public lands around LA. ZevWeb
TV writer Ken Levine explains why he enjoyed "In a World" so much. His review