Monday news and notes: 10.20.14

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

In forcing out tech innovator Kinsey Wilson, new CEO Jarl Mohn puts his stamp on NPR. David Folkenflik/NPR

Aaron Kushner claims the LA Times is spreading rumors about the Register to hurt his business, but he doesn't speak to the lawsuits against him and allegations of unpaid bills. Kushner says he was not pushed out as publisher: "I’m the principal owner, C.E.O. and chairman of Freedom Communications, and hired a world-class executive to lead the day-to-day operations for The Register." NYT

California Aims to Lure Movie Industry Back. WSJ

San Benito County will vote Nov. 4 on a ballot measure that would outlaw hydraulic fracturing, the controversial oil-extraction technique known as fracking. if it passes, watch for more California localities to force the issue. SJ Mercury

hillary-clinton-smile.jpgFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks tonight at a $32,400-per-person fundraiser at Brentwood’s Tavern restaurant for the Democratic Party. CNS

City officials have reached a tentative salary agreement with LAFD firefighters that provides no raises in the current fiscal year and a 2% boost next summer. LAT

A judge's ruling invalidating the construction permits for the Sunset and Gordon apartments, built on the site of the former Old Spaghetti Factory in Hollywood, may force residents to move temporarily. LAT

Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoff: Huizar and Nick Pacheco, voting on the year for city elections, planning department chief Michael LoGrande is also on the Long Beach planning commission. DN

San Francisco's voter pushback against aggressive bike-friendly policies should be a cautionary tale for LA politicians. LAT editorial

It's hard to find winners in the meltdown that occurred last week at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over a Japanese company wanting to build rail cars in the Antelope Valley. Jim Newton column/LAT op-ed

Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Washington, D.C. this week for meetings in advance of his trade trip to Asia next month. Sausage Factory

How Hollywood failed Elizabeth Peña. Vox

Winners of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association awards on Saturday night includes Roy Choi for "L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food" (nonfiction),
Naomi Hirahara for "Murder on Bamboo Lane" (T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award) and
William Bradley for "Los Angeles Station: Tracks to the Future" (Glenn Goldman Award for art/architecture/photography.) LAT is a new news website aimed at Los Angeles and Orange County started mostly by former AOL Patch staffers. About

The Immigrant Magazine, a Southern California-based news and features website that bills itself as "the voice of immigrants in America," wants to tell the unfiltered stories of those who came here from afar, and to interpret their shared experience. LAT

KPCC is looking for an editor for the regional affairs desk. Romenesko Jobs

LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and has been suspended, the NHL announced. ESPN LA

Chronicling Landon Donovan’s final LA Galaxy regular-season home game. LANG

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