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Friday morning news and notes: 10.17.14

Selected items of news and notes from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted some days, often in the morning.


Today's news

How journalists are working in the Ebola zone: "NPR reporters are told to take their temperatures regularly, use a chlorine solution to wash their hands and boots, to not shake hands, enter isolation units, and to avoid large gatherings and demonstrations." International Business Times

The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed. The Guardian

Is the county Board of Supervisors rushing to fill top jobs before a new board is seated? KPCC

An LAPD disciplinary panel has recommended the firing of veteran detective Frank Lyga for his racially charged comments during a training lecture given to other officers. Next move is up to Chief Beck. LAT, LA Weekly

The Register is advertising in the paper for delivery drivers (snicker.) It promises there are profits to be made, but don't promise to actually pay them to you. OC Weekly

paris-gehry-corner.jpgFrank Gehry has designed a new museum in Paris for the Louis Vuitton Foundation, reviewed by Christopher Hawthorne, who calls it a "triumph but to what end?" LAT LAO photo: Gehry exhibit at the Pompidou Centre in Paris opened this month.

Journalist Joe Donnelly has begun a twice-monthly column called First-time Dad at 50. Re-Imagine

Tim Disney has succeeded Times publisher Austin Beutner as chairman of the CalArts board of trustees. LAT

The Blake family that ran and owns the old Tail o' the Pup on San Vicente Blvd. (and previously on La Cienega) is hoping to sell the hot dog stand, now in storage. Rick Caruso is reportedly interested. THR

The Canoga Park (formerly Owensmouth) Women's Club opened a time capsule from 1929 and Dennis McCarthy was there. DN

The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and KABC-TV will co-sponsor a debate between Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver tonight at 6 p.m. at the The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica. SM Mirror

KCET re-airs an election special edition of "SoCal Connected" tonight at 8 p.m.

"Backseat Bitches" is a web series about L.A.’s worst Uber passengers. LA Weekly


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