Monday news and notes: Fiorina, Noah, Good and more

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

In the news

trevor-noah-tds.jpgComedian Trevor Noah was named the new host of "The Daily Show," to succeed Jon Stewart later this year. He's 31, a biracial South African, and has been on the show just three times. NYT, NPR

Politics, cops and courts

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive who ran for U.S. Senate in 2010 [fixed], said on "Fox News Sunday" that her chances of running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 are “very high.” Washington Post

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure. AP

Actress Taraji P. Henson apologized for alleging that Glendale police racially profiled her son during a traffic stop. A video showed the officer being courteous and lenient with her son. LAT

What happens in tech, and the law, now that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has beaten back Ellen Pao's lawsuit alleging discrimination and retaliation. SF Chronicle, AP, KQED

Recent election gains show Asian American voters' power surge, writes Cathy Decker. LAT

Neighbors and a competing union car wash got City Hall to block Benjamin Donel's plans to add a car wash at his Shell station in Highland Park. Now he might sue the city. LAT

Quick Q&A with Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. LAT

The LAPD now "closely mirrors the city's demographics and is majority nonwhite," turning some longtime LAPD critics into supporters but not removing all community distrust. LAT

Fugitive LAPD officer Henry Solis was photographed crossing the border at El Paso with his father. LAT

Media and books

Good magazine relaunches today as part of a larger plan to reconnect with its audience after years of pursuing a community model hadn't worked out the way they'd thought it would. Folio

KPCC is dropping its Multi-American blog as a standalone and will now carry the content in other parts of the website. KPCC

The Sacramento Bee returned to allowing open commenting by readers who are not subscribers, with new registration hoops. Bee

Science Channel broadens its focus, adds new reality/competition shows to its mix. TV Insider

On Saturday, the Press Photographers Assn. of Greater Los Angeles bestowed lifetime achievement awards on Rick Meyer, the former LA Times photography and USC teacher, and Fred Prouser, the late Reuters photographer. Framework

Foreign correspondent John F. Burns retired after a long career. NYT

Inside The Players' Tribune, Derek Jeter's website that lets athletes speak directly without the media. NYT

Mario Ramírez started a new job as morning reporter for Fox 11 and fill-in host on "Good Day LA." Media Moves


An Expo Line train hit a car on Saturday near USC, injuring 12 including the drivers of both the car and the train. LAT, KPCC

The city's reopening of Mt. Hollywood Drive to traffic has proven to be controversial. LAT

CicLAvia will move into Pasadena for the first time on May 31, mostly on Colorado Boulevard. Release

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite has reopened for the season at its earliest date in 20 years. AP

Hot Rod Hundley, the former Lakers player and announcer with Chick Hearn, died at age 80 in Phoenix. LAT


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