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for January 2017

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'Profitable' LA Weekly put up for sale

weekly-covers.jpg The owners are slowly selling off their alt weeklies and predict the LA Weekly will generate buyer interest.

Where in LA Kristen Stewart drives in 'Ride Em on Down' video

kristen-stewart-dtla.jpg Every location, in order, researched by reader Don Bentley and his brother.

LA Observed Notes: Last days of the pre-Trump era

molly-schiot-eephus.jpg Media, books, politics and place and a few tweets.

LAX as you have never seen it

lax-image-atlantic.jpg The mega airport is such a vital and vulnerable piece of our infrastructure that it employs two anti-terrorism experts with top-secret clearances.

Kevin Starr, 76, the historian of California

kevin-starr-sf-chronicle.jpg The top contender for the title of preeminent observer of our state "chronicled the history of California as no one else," Gov. Jerry Brown said.

KPCC's 'Take Two' is now minus one

alex-cohen-kpcc.jpg The morning show loses a host -- Alex Cohen -- and an hour of air time each day.

LA Observed Notes: Streep, Globes, media moves and politics

meryl-streep-golden-globes.jpg Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from a variety of LA Observed sources.

Lynne Westmore Bloom, 81, painted the Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon

pink-lady-in-pink.jpg As Lynne Seemayer, she created an indelible part of LA street art lore and became something of a legend.

Photographer dies in Port of LA copter crash

michael-justice-grab.jpg Michael Justice, who shot for the Wall Street Journal, Daily Breeze and LA Herald Examiner, was on assignment for the port in San Pedro.

Cub P-52 killed on same freeway as mother lion

P-50-P-51-and-P-52.jpg The male puma cub was struck on the 118 Freeway, which claimed P-39 last month.

Time for some weather geeking

science-of-atmos-rivers.jpg A line of storms is coming toward California — just like they used to before the drought.

Mid-week media notes: Reporters take new jobs and more

Alice-Walton-zocalo.jpg Giving up journalism. A new managing editor. A film reporter and more in our occasional roundup.

Night news photog saves man from fiery crash

110-crash-onscene-nbc.JPG Austin Raishbrook, an owner of RMG News, put down his camera and saved a life on the freeway.
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