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Morning Buzz: Friday 12.13.13

Curated news, notes and observations most weekdays from LA Observed.

Friday short stack

Retired publicist Pat Kingsley talks to Stephen Galloway about PR in Hollywood, Tom Cruise, Scientology, ex-partner Leslee Dart and other topics. Hollywood Reporter

Californians' view of organized labor has soured over the past two and a half years: 45% of those surveyed in a Field poll released Friday said unions do more harm than good, up from 35% in a March 2011 reading. LAT

Dan Walters on the family connections that loom large in California politics, especially in SoCal. Bee

The state's new annual guesstimate of California's population (38.2 million) includes a milestone for Los Angeles County: the population is over 10 million. LANG

KPCC’s new iPad app is "a shape-shifting kind of product, heralding a new local promise — and offering an insight into what a greater shared local/national public radio experience may look like," says news industry analyst Ken Doctor. NiemanLab

Cinefamily co-founder Hadrian Belove on the current state of the nonprofit, Cinefamily’s place in L.A.’s cultural scene and how he prepares for the upcoming telethon. The Moveable Fest

Thumbnail image for june-mountain-run.jpgJune Mountain ski area in the Eastern Sierra opens today for the first time in more than a year. The area shut down for last ski season.

The Proud Bird restaurant near LAX will stay open for at least another year. LAT, Daily Breeze

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'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
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