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LA Times editor addresses pay gaps ahead of lawsuit

jim-kirk-latimes.jpg With the newsroom threatening a class-action lawsuit, Jim Kirk memos the staff.

KCET and PBS SoCal agree to merge

kcet-rehearsal-control.jpg The station that used to be the PBS flagship in Los Angeles — KCET — and the current flagship — PBS SoCal, or KOCE — are going to save themselves and combine in a "merger of equals."

Candidate Garcetti returns from Iowa to give State of the City

garcetti-hardhat-mzb.jpg The mayor has now been to the four early nominating states for the 2020 presidential election. But Monday it's a speech in Los Angeles.

Elon Musk close to drilling under Pico and Sepulveda

whitts-wood-yard.jpg City Hall is pushing waivers from environmental studies so Musk can bore a 2.7-mile test hole south to Culver City.

Endangered SoCal papers plead for your help to continue

ocr-ocr-4thestate-0415-001.jpg In a surprising set of weekend pieces, the editor of the SoCal News Group and each of his papers call on readers to support local news. Or else.

Soon-Shiong moving LA Times home to El Segundo

possible-lat-elsegundo-hq-twitter.jpg It doesn't much matter where a newsroom is located — unless you work there. Then it matters a lot. Times retention and hiring may be impacted.

Hockney stops at LACMA for a new exhibition

hockney-arrives-lacma.jpg "82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life" opens at the museum this weekend. Some pics.

Guild at LA Times learns harsh reality of the pay gap

lat-salaries-graphic.gif Women and people of color knew they made less than white men doing the same jobs, but now they have the numbers. "It's so grim to be able to mathematically quantify exactly how much my company undervalues me," says reporter Laura Nelson.

Steve Bochco, Arts District doc, Sinclair goes fake news

llama-blessing.jpg LA Observed Notes: News designer tweets the end, media moves, selected tweets and more.
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