Thursday morning news and notes

News, notes and observations from LA Observed and selected media sources. Sometimes daily, often in the morning.

Top of the news

California Highway Patrol officer Daniel Andrew, videotaped punching a mentally disturbed woman on the 10 Freeway in July, has been stripped of his duties and could face "potentially serious charges" when the DA finishes reviewing the case. LAT, LA Weekly

The City Council on Wednesday approved a $5 million settlement with the family of Brian Newt Beaird, a National Guard veteran who officers fatally shot at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown Los Angeles. LAT, KPCC

LAPD's Sunil Dutta: I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.
It’s not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning into a tragedy. Washington Post op-ed

Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. sided with two community groups and ordered work stopped on Target store in Hollywood that the city allowed to be built much taller than the zoning allows. LAT

Once again, the city is pushing dense development in the Warner Center section of Woodland Hills in the west Valley although it's unclear if the demand exists. LAT

tall-ships-rubber-duck.jpgTall ships parade, giant yellow duck greeted warmly by thousands along San Pedro waterfront. Press-Telegram (photo by Steve McCrank)

Mayor Garcetti appoints Abhi Nemani as city's first Chief Data Officer. Release, DN, KPCC

Marianne Williamson, defeated independent candidate for the 33rd congressional district, announced her endorsement of Democrat Ted Lieu for the seat. DN

Former congressman Howard Berman endorsed Bobby Shriver for thee county board of supervisors. DN

Jon Carpenter, a wheelchair-bound convicted child molester who filed hundreds of lawsuits in Los Angeles over Americans with Disabilities Act violations, killed himself after being written about in the LA Weekly. Hillel Aron, the writer of the piece, reviews the situation.
LA Weekly

Bob Eubanks, now 76, talks about bringing the Beatles to the Hollywood Bowl 50 years ago. The story mentions his former KRLA colleague, Dave Hull. LAT

BuzzFeed deleted thousands of old posts and didn't think it through first. Poynter

Enviro writer Matt Weiser ponders the meaning of gray wolf pups and OR-7's romp through Northern California. High Country News

"Tunnel Visions," the latest firefighter novel by Kurt Kamm, calls upon the 1971 Sylmar tunnel disaster in which 17 workers died constructing a water tunnel.

Throwback Thursday

Reelect Mayor Tom Bradley commercial in 1985 — the mayor takes credit for creating the "new" Downtown and modernizing LAX. Hat tip: Jeff Millman on Facebook.


On this date 53 years ago, Motown released its first #1 record on the Tamla label: The Marvelettes' "Please Mister Postman." Hat tip: Charles Apple on Facebook.

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