Morning news and notes: Wednesday 10.22.14

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

She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder. Daily Beast

Ben Bradlee, the former longtime editor of the Washington Post who led the paper during its award-winning Watergate coverage, died at age 93. Post, Romenesko roundup

The California Sunday Magazine sets out to win the West (despite its limited circulation among Los Angeles Times subscribers.) CJR

LA Weekly food editor Amy Scattergood is returning to the LA Times food staff, apparently as deputy food editor. Twitter, Eater LA

In response to a buyout offer, more than 300 New York Times newsroom staffers asked to study the package. NY Post

Location shooting for television on city and county streets jumped 31% in the period compared with a year ago, per FilmLA. LAT

It's LA Cults Week at Curbed LA.

California State of Mind, the documentary about the late governor Pat Brown, will have its European debut Nov. 7 in Paris. Flyer

Regarding Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver, "the candidates' styles could not be more different." LA Weekly

Before the broadcast began, Kuehl, her mic already turned on, could be heard bickering at Shriver:

"No wonder your initials are B.S." she said to Shriver, whose response could not be heard. "You're a younger brother, aren't you?"

Five Los Angeles City Council members put forward a proposal Tuesday that would slow down the city's push toward increasing the minimum wage by calling for a full economic study on how businesses and non-profits could be affected by higher wages. KPCC, DN

The Board of Supervisors approved a $15-million contract with a Palo Alto consultant to design a new touch-screen voting system. LAT

Los Angeles County launched a new responsive-design website with a newsroom and translations into several languages.

Yosemite National Park proposes to raise the admission fee to $30 for cars, $25 for motorcycles and $15 for individuals. Campground fees would also go up. YNP

Neighborhood frustrations are growing in LA over mansionization. LAT

laemmle-sm-rendering.jpgThe Laemmle movie theaters in Santa Monica, currently closed for remodeling, propose to reopen with two additional screens, fewer seats, alcohol sales and a rooftop restaurant. SM Daily Press

California’s water distribution systems lose up to 228 billion gallons annually, the state estimates — more than enough to supply the entire city of Los Angeles for a year. DN

At least one LA area company now provides Silicon Valley-style bus service to employees from the West Side. LAT

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