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The FBI is "addressing" the report that hundreds of private nude photos of celebrities — some never shared and believed to have been deleted — were stolen and posted by hackers, possibly from from cloud services. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy," said a rep for Jennifer Lawrence. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence." AP
The website where hundreds of stolen nude photos were posted, 4chan, "twins the irreverent with the abhorrent" and has been called called one the “darkest corners of the Web” and the “ninth circle of Hell.” Washington Post
After being pummeled by his readers, blogger Perez Hilton apologized for posting one of the stolen nudes of Jennifer Lawrence and says from now on he's swearing off "intimate photos" of celebrities. Washington Post
Kirsten Dunst, one of the celebrities whose photos were posted, zings Apple:
Thank you iCloud🍕💩— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) September 1, 2014
As the final push begins to fill a key seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, union leaders, elected officials and political analysts are anticipating a realignment of power that could strengthen the hand of organized labor in decisions affecting a wide array of public services. LAT
Mayor Garcetti was scheduled to do KTLA's morning news and Fox 11's Good Day LA this morning tot all about his minimum wage proposal, and be on KPCC's "Airtalk" in the 11 a.m. hour.
City Hall East will be formally named for former mayor James Hahn. DN
The LA Register endorsed Republican Elan Carr for the former Henry Waxman seat in Congress. LAR
James Fallows continues his series examining the California High Speed Rail project, now up to the tenth installment. "The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can’t predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome." The Atlantic
Bloomberg hired Dave Weigel, a senior political reporter at Slate, for its new Bloomberg Politics venture, which is being helmed by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Huffington Post
Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos today named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Politico to end eight decades of Graham family management. LAT
The owners of Brand Bookshop in Glendale want to close within days but still have thousands of books on the shelves. News-Press
More than 300 Dunkin’ Donuts fans showed for the 5 a.m. opening of the first store in the era, on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. LA Register/Photo: Jeff Gritchen
Zelda Williams, the daughter of Robin Williams, returned to Twitter on Monday with a thank you for supporters and a quote from Harvey Fierstein.
Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014
A conversation with LA author and longtime sports journalist Ron Rapoport. EdOdevenReporting
The sputtering Dodgers failed to add any help before the Sept. 1 roster deadline except to call up minor leaguers, including vaunted prospect Joc Pederson. The Angels, meanwhile, have a stronger hold on first place and the best record in baseball. MLB.com, ESPN
Architect Kurt Meyer, an early leader of the Los Angeles Conservancy and for a time the chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency, died August 18 at home in Los Angles after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 92. LAT
Longtime border reporter and author Charles Bowden died in New Mexico at age 69. Tucson Sentinel