News, notes and observations from LA Observed and selected media sources. Sometimes daily, often in the morning.
I've announced my retirement and will be leaving the County in November. It's been a great 44 yrs in public service! On to new adventures!— Bill Fujioka (@LACountyCEO) June 26, 2014
Metro's board approved a new Crenshaw Line and Green Line station at 96th Street and Aviation Boulevard that to connect someday with an LAX people mover. "World class cities have world class airports and world class transit, and today, we're fixing a past mistake to finally bring trains to the planes," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. But will anybody use it when the link opens in maybe 2022? DN, LAT, LA Weekly
California's chefs and bartenders can resume legally handling food with their bare hands under a bill headed to the governor's desk. AP
Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced bipartisan legislation to name the U.S. Postal Service facility in Van Nuys after actress Marilyn Monroe, who attended nearby Van Nuys High School in the 1940s.
if you're in a bad accident in an UberX car, you could be left paying the bill. NBC 4
Hollywood's MPAA is seeking permission from the FAA to use drones in movie shoots. Directors already use drones overseas. THR
Starting Sunday, L.A. museums will have eight shows of international distinction running simultaneously. ArtInfo
Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jacket Copy
If called upon by The View, I will serve.— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) June 27, 2014
I'm not a meteorologist and this is hardly the Amazon, but this feels like the most humid day of the year so far at Dodger Stadium.— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) June 26, 2014