News and notes: Bush coming, bookstore closing & more

Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources. Posted occasionally — often in the morning.

Politics, cops and courts

Jeb Bush swings through the LA area next week as part of a nonstop fundraising tour for the super PAC set up to back his expected presidential bid. On March 30 Bush will be in Newport Beach for a $25,000-per-couple event at the Pacific Club, and the next day in Bel Air at the home of Maria and Robert Tuttle. Washington Post

A majority of Los Angeles County supervisors want to consider raising the minimum wage for county residents and employees, joining a growing number of local governments in the region. LAT

Q&A interview with Supervisor Hilda Solis. Downtown News

An interview with Joel Miller of Psomas addressing the city of LA's Re:code Initiative. The Planning Report

The city is installing protected bike lanes along the curb on Reseda Boulevard in Northridge. Streetsblog

Shelly Sterling is going after the $2.5 million in real estate and cars her husband Donald lavished on V. Stiviano in a trial scheduled to begin today in Los Angeles Superior Court. AP

Once again, California's demise was greatly exaggerated. Sacto Bee editorial

Media and books

Greg Wilcox of the Daily News now has a weekly Monday column called My Valley on page 3 of the main news section. His first topic is the controversy over development plans for Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. DN

About 400 local members of Actors' Equity protested the union's proposal to overhaul the contract that has governed Los Angeles’ 99-seat theaters for nearly 30 years. LA Weekly

"60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan has been hospitalized in Washington, reportedly for complications of her mob sexual assault while separated from her CBS camera crew during the Arab Spring uprising in Cairo in 2011. Logan had a piece on Sunday's program about ISIS persecution of Christians in Iraq. She entered the hospital Monday, per reports.

amy-wallace-melton.jpgLos Angeles Magazine editor-in-chief Mary Melton and editor-at-large Amy Wallace discuss the making of a 10,000-word story on mobster Bugsy Siegel's murder. Los Angeles

The April issue of Los Angeles has a piece on conservative legal blogger Eugene Volokh, the UCLA law professor.

Hennessey + Ingalls is closing its Hollywood offshoot but the main Santa Monica bookstore will remain open. LAT

"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins remains the top fiction bestseller in Southern California independent bookstores. "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo remains the nonfiction bestseller. And it's the time of the school year when "To Kill a Mockingbird" leads the mass market list. Bookweb

"The Audition Bible: Secrets Every Actor Needs to Know" is a new book by Ravin Press from casting director Holly Powell.

Angelina Jolie wrote a first-person op-ed piece about her decision to have ovaries and fallopian tubes removed due to cancer fears. NYT op-ed

Forbes pays online contributors by the page view, but now will pay just 25% of the usual rate for views on content older than 90 days. Romenesko

America’s forests are teeming with Playboy magazines. Just look at the record.


An unexpected donor is giving $3.3 million to Skid Row charities. Steve Lopez/LAT

Bob Hope Airport in Burbank held an emergency drill Tuesday complete with mock crash, makeup artists and lots of very visible black smoke. CBS LA, LAT

Hyperloop Technologies Inc., one of the companies working on Elon Musk's futuristic Hyperloop proposal, has leased industrial space on Sacramento Street in the Arts District. LAT

RauschLA-hunt.jpgRobert Rauschenberg’s 1981 Los Angeles photographs from the “Photos In + Out City Limits” series are now on view at The Huntington.

The former Mar Vista Lanes bowling alley reopens as Bowlero Mar Vista on April 9.

Robert Durst, the murder suspect who was the subject of "The Jinx" on HBO, attended a Live Talks LA event with Anne Rice in 2011 — even showed at the reception before hand.

An Antagonists Guide To The Assholes Of Los Angeles, from the Llano Del Rio Collective.

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