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An LAFD firefighter was possibly trapped when the roof collapsed on a burning church in the 1000 block of East 27th Street. Developing story
*UPDATE: 1001 E 27th St * Over 75 FF's battling defensively. Determining location/accountability for all FF's.... http://t.co/kFcCybis24— LAFD (@LAFD) October 8, 2013
Gina Marie Lindsey, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, will keep her job under new Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. Daily Breeze
Jennifer Medina: "Three months into office, Mayor Eric Garcetti seems to embody a host of ethnic, ideological and cultural strains that are transforming Los Angeles. At the same time, he is avoiding any temptation of red carpet glamour here, a striking change from his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who came in as mayor riding a powerful wave of popularity but left with decidedly less regard." NYT
“In some ways everything I have done has prepared me for this job,” Mr. Garcetti said recently in his still mostly barren City Hall office, which he plans to decorate with local historical memorabilia. “Governing Los Angeles is all about cultural literacy — nobody can be completely literate across the board here, but if you don’t have some understanding of many of those cultures, you will be left behind.”
Garcetti's first 100 days. DN
Garcetti appointed Beatriz Solis as Interim Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships "to catalyze public and private-sector partnerships to advance the mayor’s agenda."
Antonio Villaraigosa joined the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington as a senior fellow. Others include former Governor Tommy Thompson, former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle, Bill Frist, George Mitchell and Trent Lott and Senators Bob Bennett, John Danforth, Pete Domenici, Byron Dorgan, Slade Gorton, and Olympia Snowe. Release
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have made California the first state in the nation to allow legal immigrants who are not citizens to serve on juries. PolitiCal
The city changed to a different green paint and design on the Spring Street bike line in response to Hollywood complaints. Opinion LA
18-year-old Alex Keledjian is running for the Pasadena City College board with some big endorsements. Pasadena Magazine
Seven tumultuous years for Tribune newspapers: "With more cuts potentially in the offing, employees accustomed to years of anxiety are likely to face more sleepless nights....Los Angeles Times print readership has declined 44% since 2006." Reflections of a Newsosaur
The Times offered a new voluntary buyout package to union-represented employees.
The Palisadian-Post agreed to an interview condition from Snapchat creator Evan Spiegel that "no controversial questions would be asked." Romenesko
Sports Illustrated is testing a paywall that lets website visitors read articles after watching a 30-second video. AdWeek
Georgetown University will live-steam today's launch of the McCourt School of Public Policy at 1 p.m. Pacific. UStream
Tom Hanks said on David Letterman that he has joined the type 2 diabetes club. USA Today
UCLA is asking a court to allow the school to keep its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. AP