Monday news and notes: Last day of November

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

In the news

There is a funeral downtown at the cathedral this morning for slain Downey police officer Ricardo Galvez.

Politics, cops and courts

All eyes on Gov. Jerry Brown, leading a big delegation from California and heading to Paris for the U.N. conference on climate change, which begins today. It’s a big global spotlight. Politico

The California way: sunny, with a chance of apocalypse. Jon Christensen op-ed/Medium

California Leads on Climate Policy … But Also in Greenhouse Gases. CalMatters

When Bill Gates today announces his new, multibillion fund to support green energy technology, nearly a third of the members of his investment group will come from California. They include UC, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, former candidate for governor Meg Whitman and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Sacto Bee

Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s campaign for U.S. Senate is showing signs of expanding its base beyond Southern California, giving frontrunner Kamala Harris, the state’s attorney general, reason to keep an eye on the rear-view mirror. OC Register

Which presidential candidates do California's members of Congress support? LAT

As filming returns to L.A., neighborhood complaints rise. DN

Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Monday morning for their roles in the beating of a handcuffed man and a scheme to cover up the assault. LAT

County at odds with city of LA over funding pulled from emergency system. LAT

5 years after Mitrice Richardson’s remains were found in Malibu, her death still raises questions. DN

How LAPD vice is cleaning up Koreatown's less savory side. LAT

At the factory in Carson where they make the Donald Trump caps. MSNBC

San Francisco police have found more than two dozen baseball bats chained to street poles across the city. Some of the bats have nails sticking out of them. ABC 7

Mort Sahl, 88, is still performing political comedy once a week in Mill Valley. SF Chronicle

Media and books

Tribune Publishing said in an SEC filing and a note to employees this morning that it is "not engaged in discussions or a process to sell the Company," despite what Rupert Murdoch tweeted last week. "Tribune Publishing remains committed to its strategy and transformation plan and...we appreciate the continued hard work and commitment of our employees." The stock is up more than a dollar today. SEC, Fortune

marty-baron-esquire.jpgIs Martin Baron the best news editor of all time? Esquire

Effective immediately, the AP is changing its style from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hillary Clinton. Poynter

The Mash-Up Americans, the podcast from Amy Choi and Rebecca Lehrer, explores joys of a mixed-up culture. The Guardian

The enduring importance of the Hollywood head shot. Audio story: KCRW

What Bloomberg News wants in the next Los Angeles bureau chief, succeeding Tony Palazzo. Job posting


Hamburg withdrew from consideration for the 2024 Olympics. LAT

Fans, friends, family bid farewell to 'Rembrandt' of cars George Barris. LAT

‘The Van Dekker house by R.M. Schindler in Woodland Hills restored. DN

Inside the world of LA’s Transexual ‘sugar babies.’ Daily Beast

After beating UCLA on Saturday, USC removed the interim label from football coach Clay Helton. LAT


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