Friday news and notes: End-of-week desk clearing

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

Politics, cops and courts

Mayor Eric Garcetti isn't talking about the state of his relationship with Hillary Clinton. LA Weekly

The Compton City Council will dissolve two commissions that the L.A. County district attorney's office alleged served no purpose other than to provide $1,000 monthly payments to the city's elected officials. LAT

Starting this month, the city's Hyperion plant will discharge its treated sewage one mile from shore instead of the usual five miles due to construction. Heal the Bay

The ecology of the Santa Monica Bay is in many aspects improving but in others becoming more dire, scientists said at the State of the Bay Conference. KPCC

USC's Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy released a report on what cities in Los Angeles County are doing to make their government data more open and accessible to the public. USC

Antonio Villaraigosa on Clinton, Sanders and his recent listening tour of the Central Valley: "“The anger is palpable. You can almost cut it with a knife.” Variety/Pop Politics

The fundraising window for the 2017 City Council and school board races opened on Monday.

Robin Abcarian discovers there is nuance to the argument over almonds and water use. LAT

Media and books

New LA Times publisher Timothy Ryan will be paid an annual base salary of $625,000, be eligible for a 100% bonus, receive $75,000 in relocation costs and a housing allowance of $262,000. The base salary is less than Austin Beutner's. Romenesko

Inside a secret (commercial) Hollywood sex party in Beverly Hills, by Hugh Garvey in Playboy.

The L.A. TImes Desperately Needs Local Ownership. Downtown News

Dylan Byers signs off as blogger at On Media for Politico. He's head for CNN. Hadas Gold will now be the lead media blogger. Politico

Gregory Rodriguez on the purpose of traveling. Zocalo

Former Marketplace host Tess Vigeland on leaving your job without a Plan B and her new book. KCRW

Inside a deeply suspect mortgage-relief operation in L.A., by Anna Scott in Bloomberg Business.

The Eastsider LA and Larchmont Buzz will be attending the Local Independent Online News Publishers conference in Chicago Oct. 1-3. It's open top others. Info

Jacob Soboroff is now an MSNBC correspondent.

Gaylord Shaw, a journalist who broke the news of Richard Nixon's resignation and won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1978 for the Los Angeles Times, died at age 73. LAT


How these 75-plus murals have turned three L.A. alleys into an outdoor art gallery. LAT

The PacMututal building downtown sold for as much as $200 million. LAT

The Getty wants you to come earlier and has moved the $10 discounted parking (usually $15) one hour earlier to 4 p.m.

nike-store-the-grove-we-are-la-mural_native_1600.jpgNike opened a three-story, 31,000-square-foot West Coast flagship store at the Grove. Nike

Japanese-American WWII war hero Ben Kuroki dies. He was retired editor of the Ventura Star-Free Press. AP


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