You might remember a couple of years ago when we posted a video featuring two throwback businesses that have survived in the Westlake neighborhood: McManus and Morgan, purveyor of fine art papers, and its neighbor on 7th Street, Aardvark Letterpress.
Al Jazeera America calls its scoop on a sealed FBI affidavit that accuses State Sen. Ron Calderon of taking more than $60,000 from phony Hollywood producers in exchange for legislation on better tax credits "an investigation that could become California’s biggest legislative scandal in more than two decades."
Forty-five minutes before landing, the pilot asked the cabin to remain seated when they reached Los Angeles so the military escort could deplane first. He also warned passengers not to be alarmed by the fire trucks. The LAFD, he said, greets all fallen soldiers with a water cannon salute.
Huizar accuser sues to prevent testimony. Garcetti's Washington report. Pushing for LAX transportation center and people mover.Bill Moyers to end show. New SoCal bestseller. Ex-NYT editor takes over at Mashable. Nasty Gal HQ in downtown. And more.
Brazilian extreme surfer Carlos Burle may have successfully ridden the biggest wave known to have been surfed — estimated at about 100 feet high. But first he saved top female surfer Maya Gabeira, unconscious and drowning after a wipeout.
The announcement this afternoon by Fox 11 general manager Kevin Hale that Smith had resigned to pursue that magical career path — other opportunities — ends a 20-year association with Fox stations. It also smacks of being pushed.
It's Deasy day at LAUSD. Sheriff deputy survives gun shot thanks to cellphone charger. California to coordinate global warming policy with Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Garcetti, Greuel, Santana, Noguez, Fleischman, Oney and more.
Lou Reed tributes. City of LA's highest paid employee. Greuel's new gig. USC not all happy about Villaraigosa. Gawker outing falls flat. LAPD officer hurt in late-night crash. LAT film writer leaves. Texting penalties state by state. And more.
Nikki Finke is "miscast as the victim in this drama," Deadline's senior actual adult, Hollywood trades veteran Michael Fleming, writes in a post on what used to be her site. He refutes several of her core claims and says "Nikki" has turned a personal feud with buyer Jay Penske into "a public spectacle."
Lakers and USC legend Bill Sharman died today at age 87. Plus mentions of Hal Needham, Supt. John Deasy, John Emerson, Wallis Annenberg, the Koch brothers, A.J. Ellis, the county's first flu death and more.
Obama coming back to LA. Deasy may or may not resign at LAUSD. City Hall asks Berkeley for concrete building data it should already have. Nikki Finke rags on Jay Penske some more. Lucy Noland reportedly out at NBC4. Moves at the LAT, Politico, ImpreMedia and Twitter. Plus a new president at CalTech. And more.
The City Council president quietly formed a panel several months ago to look into allegations against an unnamed council member, probably Jose Huizar. Now Wesson makes nice — very nice — in front of a political insiders crowd.
Brian Sumers, who covers Los Angeles International Airport for the Daily Breeze, continues to cover the heck out of LAX both in the paper and on his blog, LA Airspace. Today: shipping a Corvette to Europe.
Staking out the Huizar fundraiser. Garcetti gets private tour of Turrell exhibit. Galperin to launch "transparency portal." Video from inside the morgue. Judge charged with battery. Remaking the Valley in a more pedestrian-friendly way. Leonard Maltin comes to YouTube. New bestsellers, some media moves and more.
Studio heads pay up for Jerry Brown. Keeping quiet about cost of downtown streetcar. Garcetti speaks at KPCC forum. Homeland writers owe le Carre. KCSN pops a Latin alternative channel. Buzzfeed hires again. Stephen Glass still trying to become a lawyer. Warner Bros sues Harry Potter themed store. And two tweets of the day. Plus more.
The Dodgers manager contradicts his boss and says this morning he might not return without a multi-year deal and assurances they want him. At the end of the day, Sue Falsone announces "with a heavy heart" she is stepping down as the first and only female head trainer in the big leagues.
Yellow fever mosquito near Fresno could change life in California. Garcetti is no Antonio Villaraigosa. California's mapping of quake faults slow. New ethics commissioner. Another NYT name leaves. The Wrap denies a backer is selling. What's wrong at First AME. Another oarfish washes up. And the Dodgers have a media op this morning with Colletti and Mattingly.
BART strike on. Garcetti considers "concrete steps" for quake safety and names an ex-aide as protocol officer. Special Order 7 back on for now. Baca hit with punitive damages. Q&As with Larry Levine and Damian Newton. Designs for Union Station. Southwest Museum reopens. How to piss off LA in 47 seconds. And World Series tix go on sale.
The United States reopens. Garcetti grapples with the politics of quakes and concrete buildings. LAX runway contractors sued. DWP lets non-profits audit themselves. Ronan Farrow to MSNBC. Ex-Timeser Agustin Gurza adds his own LAT allegation. New top editor at LAist. New SoCal bestsellers. StoryCorps back in town. More free Getty images. And more.
The other shoe has fallen in T.J. Simers' move from the Los Angeles Times to the Orange County Register — and his allegation that Times editors told him to stop mocking Frank McCourt so much. Plus he fills in details about his summer absence from the paper.
Filner charged with felony. Is Speaker Perez's dating life fair game for reporters? Two councilmen play the follow-up role on concrete buildings. Merger of Planning and Building and Safety may be off. Arianna Huffington's haul from sale to AOL. KCET airs Linda Ronstadt tonight. Plus the editor leaves Studio City Patch and an 18-foot oarfish on Catalina, plus more.
Concrete buildings issue revived. Garcetti making rounds of business groups. McMansions in Beverly Grove. Sweet deal on Coliseum. Changes at Politico, PBS News Hour, International Herald Tribune and the Argonaut. "Water and Power" on film. And more.
Who John Perez dates and running for controller. The City Council wants an NFL team and may want rail to LAX. Alice Munro wins Nobel in literature. Film critic Stanley Kauffmann dies. Why the LA Times won't publish climate change denier letters. Capparela and Svejda together on KUSC today. David Ulin on the tug of New York. An interview with Banksy? Plus more.
Nahai alleges that USC and the head of the Master of Professional Writing program have “derailed [her] career, livelihood, and spirit” and that she has been “systematically discriminated against because she is an Iranian Jew.” USC says the case is "wholly without merit."
USC professor wins Nobel for chemistry. School board president admits he does have civility issues. Garcetti met with CAA about rebranding Los Angeles. More on the mayor's first 100 days. Deadline's Mike Fleming moving half-time to Hollywood. A new hire at the LA Times. Stephen King has the SoCal bestseller of the week and Jon Christensen interviewed by Patt Morrison. Plus more.
Dowie is the former Daily News managing editor who went to federal prison in 2011 on charges arising from the overcharging of the DWP for PR work during the Hahn Administration. Dowie ran the LA office of Fleishman-Hillard.
Firefighter falls through burning church roof in South LA. LAX chief to stay. Garcetti profile in NYT. Villaraigosa signs on with DC think tank. Brown vetoes non-citiens on juries. Vladovic denies allegations of sexual harassment. New green on the Spring Street bike lane. Buyouts at the LA Times. Tom Hanks announces diabetes. And more.
Gray Davis ten years after being recalled. Garcetti after 100 days. A new try at transit tax brewing. Nielsen will try to measure Twitter chatter about TV shows. Riordan and Broad revisit Disney Hall. Why Bob Hope was a dumb name for an airport. Hollywood loves the Biltmore. Plus much more.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold are both respected observers of the environmental activism and policy scene. They will be writing together as Christensen & Gold — and like all LAO columnists, with no interference from a pushy editor.
Shopping center developer Rick Caruso told Los Angeles magazine that he was all set to run for mayor last year until his family hesitated. No longer a Republican, he says he still may run someday and he hopes that Eric Garcetti is bold enough to risk his job every day.
UCLA Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin announced at her annual Saturday night gala that the the Westwood galleries will switch to free admission in February. Hammer donors Erika Glazer and Brenda Potter are making the change possible.
I like Santa Ana conditions, especially these kind with little wind, but I recognize that many don't. For you, the National Weather Service warns breathlessly that it's going to cool to the 70s — maybe even the 60s — with less than half an inch of rain on the way by midweek.
Santa Ana winds coming. Garcetti going to New York for the weekend. Geraldine Knatz out at the port. Gov. Brown signs drivers license bill for illegal immigrants. Nikki Finke takes another hiatus. LA Times Calendar moves. And more.
The ex-chief of staff to mayors Antonio Villaraigosa and Richard Riordan talks about not getting late-night calls from City Hall anymore, her last traffic ticket and the dearth of women at the City Council horseshoe. Plus Alice Walton too.
Tom Clancy dead at 66. Revenge porn now illegal in California. Santa Monica crash probe suspended by government shutdown. Dealing with Starbucks stakeholders. This week's Southern California bestsellers. Praise for LAT quake fault stories. Steve Lopez on Grand Central Market. A THR freelancer sues. Plus more.
County workers to rally. City appeals ruling on unlicensed driver impounds. Councilman says daughter has leukemia. Baca pitches for nutritional supplements. LAPD testing electric motorcycles. Glenn Greenwald to be on Reddit. A valet parker who diagnoses car troubles. Plus more.
Donna Perlmutter closes out 2015 with productions downtown and on the Westside.
After 53 years, Sun Valley's Aadlen Brothers and U-Pick Parts cleans out. Photos
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