News, notes and observations from LA Observed and selected media sources. Sometimes daily, often in the morning.
Aaron Kushner has a somber, awkward meeting with the Register newsroom staff. Daily circulation going down, not up. Expected growth hasn't happened yet. Another round of cuts is possible. But stay optimistic. OC Weekly
Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot Brian Lee was killed in the crash of his airplane in San Bernardino County while off-duty. LAFD
A Pacoima man with an assault rifle was arrested after leading police on a two-hour chase, climbing on roofs in a North Hollywood neighborhood then barricading himself in a home on Hartsook Street. He was flushed out by SWAT using tear gas. LAT, DN
Ed O'Bannon, the former UCLA basketball star, took the stand as the lead plaintiff in a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA arguing that college players shoudl be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses in television broadcasts, rebroadcasts, video games and more. LAT
David Kanuth, one of the Democrats who ran in the 33rd congressional district, raised $912,000 -- "a staggering sum for a first-time candidate" -- and got just 1,191 votes. LA Weekly
Dunkin' Donuts will reopen in California in the fall with locations in Santa Monica, Long Beach, Whittier, Downey and Modesto. LAT
KCET's "SoCal Connected" this week features Leimert Park, the Gibbon Center in Santa Clarita and Charles Phoenix. Airs first on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
The Santa Barbara News-Press downsizes from four sections to two. Romenesko
On the move on the 405 in February:
Watch San Marino mayor toss a bag of dog crap on political opponent's driveway: http://t.co/ocLEyv24l1— Frank Girardot (@FrankGirardot) June 10, 2014
Donald Sterling is pretty crazy but on the spectrum of landlords I've had in LA, he's still just somewhere in the middle— Travis Holcombe (@MrTravisH) June 10, 2014