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for June 2016

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Mag profile: Garcetti 'remains fundamentally unknowable'

Garcetti-la-mag.jpg People see what he backs as a politician, but they don’t see what he’s willing to fight for, says Los Angeles Magazine.

KPFK dropping 'Deadline LA' show after 20 years?*

kpfk-on-air.jpg Pacifica Radio board wants to add more Spanish language programming at 90.7 FM.

One Santa Fe getting a redo already

one-santa-fe-with-cars.jpg The start white and red apartment complex in the Arts District will get a softer look under new ownership.

Boyarsky, Olney, Baum, Moxley win at Press Club awards

thr-at-press-club-2016.jpg The annual Los Angeles Press Club awards were handed out Sunday night. Here are the winners.

KPCC, KCRW & SoCal News Group to swarm homeless on Wednesday

homeless-tent-fashion-distr.jpg Joint attention to the homeless issue will be on the same day as 70+ Bay Area news organizations focus their coverage on the problem.

Steve Barr says he's in for run against Garcetti

steve-barr-campaignweb-grab.jpg The Green Dot charter schools founder says he's in "to disrupt the political establishment and turn our city around."

New York Times unveils a California newsletter

nyt-newsletter-grab.jpg California Today has news from the NYT, the LA Times and other media outlets and is written by Ian Lovett of the LA bureau.

Media and book notes for a summer weekend

press-club-awards-banner-2016.jpg Coming, goings, awards and Donald Trump. Plus that LAT photographer pleads no contest and gets community service.

More details on mixed use plan for LA Times buildings

latimes-buildings-from-city.jpg Offices and retail in the older buildings, while it looks like the 1970s corporate side will be razed for apartments.

Jukebox repair man of West Pico Boulevard

junebox-repairman.jpg Magdi Hanna never saw a jukebox growing up in Egypt. Now he is one of the last to repair the icons of 20th century America.

Bill Cunningham, 87, New York Times photographer

bill-cunningham-street-hat.jpg Cunningham created the genre of street fashion photography and was featured in a 2010 documentary.

Read the memo: Tronc makes it official

tronc-logo.jpg There is no more Tribune Publishing. There is only tronc.

Garcetti as veep prospect doesn't get traction

garcetti-veep-grab.jpg There's nothing going on, but the trick is to make it look like there is for a few days.

'There’s something sacred about this place'

obama-party-yosemite-nps.jpg President Obama and his family spent Fathers Day weekend in Yosemite Valley and appeared to be appropriately blown away.

Video: It's a bear's life

bear-bradbury-pool-kabctv.jpg Bear playing in the swimming pool in Bradbury during Sunday's heat.

Tribune has a buyer for Times building in DTLA

latimes-building-from-above.jpg Onni group, based in Vancouver, has other projects in downtown and would redevelop the longtime LA Times home for offices and retail.

Is Hansen Dam park the most Mexican corner of LA?

Hansen-Dam-laopinion.jpg La Opinión says the Sunday scene of families, horses and bands is like a rural Mexican village.

All is still roiling in the troncosphere

ferro-screen-grab-cnbc.jpg A demand to see the books. A shareholder lawsuit. Open derision at the corporate name change and strategy for the future.

Trump takes on Marty Baron and the Washington Post

marty-baron-esquire.jpg Trump adds the very mainstream Post to the list of neutral orgs he doesn't want covering him.

City Hall vigil for Orlando victims Monday night

city-hall-night-alt.jpg The Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced a a vigil and a rally for victims of the Orlando mass shooting and their families at 7 p.m. Monday at Los Angeles City Hall.
feuer-at-pride2016.jpg Errant tweet from Santa Monica police chief added to Sunday jitters.

Here are the election results you want to know

lat-front-elexday2016-crop.jpg Cherry picking of some results that stand out from the others.
mystery-imagination-bookstore.jpg Big sale starts today then the Brand Boulevard shop will move online.

David Lamb, retired LA Times star reporter, 76

david-lamb-vietnam-nyt.jpg Lamb was "the consummate newspaperman in the glory days of the profession," his LAT obit begins.

NPR photographer dies in Afghanistan, more media notes

gilkey-tamanna-npr.jpg A managing editor is out, Muhammad Ali coverage, Tronc reactions, a wedding and more.

Fire evacuations in Calabasas. Channels 4 and 7 on live

kabc-fire-grab.jpg A brush fire started by a car accident this afternoon is burning right up to homes in Calabasas, close to the area of Old Topanga Road and Mulholland Highway.

Muhammad Ali, 74

ali-nationofislam-olympicaud-lapl.jpg Muhammad Ali, who died today at age 74, had a lot of connections to Los Angeles.

Tribune doubles down on the whole Tronc thing

tronc-logo.jpg It's not true that the new name for Michael Ferro's experiment in newspapering stands for Time to Recycle Old Newspaper Company.
Clinton fundraises in LA
kermit-la-brea-closer.jpg Jim Henson Studios on La Brea became a presidential campaign stop on Thursday.
Brown declares disaster area
porter-ranch-sign.jpgThe natural gas leak above Porter Ranch now qualifies for various government actions. Story
Wet coyote
wet-coyote-vdt.jpgSpotted between the storms at Here in Malibu.
Performing arts with cheer
guys-dolls-kevin-parry.jpgDonna Perlmutter closes out 2015 with productions downtown and on the Westside.
Junkyard down
upick-firetruck-560.jpgAfter 53 years, Sun Valley's Aadlen Brothers and U-Pick Parts cleans out. Photos