Greuel and Garcetti vote. Both will hit the Apple Pan this morning — at almost the same time. A ton of Campaign 2013 links from across the US. More phone numbers for me to call from Greuel. Plus: Tanaka slams Baca again. Fox 11 promotes Pablo Pereira. KCET promotes Juan Devis. Sherwood Forest gets postal recognition. And SoCal firefighters head for OKC.
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Villaraigosa was in Dubai, but quietly. Jackie Goldberg makes no endorsement in her old council district. Yahoo-Tumblr CEOs make their case. AP boss says phone record seizures unconstitutional. News-Press employees drop union. What's behind those Village Voice layoffs. Under the radar LA rental 'hoods and more.
Mayoral votes could take weeks to count despite low turnout. (Only in LA...) Why Angelenos don't vote. Villaraigosa versus the ads. Greuel's job at DreamWorks gave her a Rolodex. Some Garcetti endorsements. Plus the LAPD consent decree, subway noise and Disney Hall, and David Beckham's retirement is a big story in Europe. Kings win 4-3.
Final Thursday of Campaign 2013: Attack ads. Newsy tweets. Obama's Axelrod jumps in. George Lopez wants to run. Follow the money. Look at the billboards. Two million can vote, but 1.6 million won't. And was the LAPD consent decree dismissed yesterday?
Juice still rules in the state Assembly. A City Hall run entirely by men? Glendale stands up to DWP union chief Brain D'Arcy. Streetsblog writers split on Greucetti. John le Carre is LA's new bestseller. Metro rail ridership is up. Five hottest rental neighborhoods and hot quote of the day.
Final Greucetti debate. DA to join Feuer. Why would anyone want to be mayor? Outrage over the feds exploring AP phone records. JPL told to stop discipline over emails. Another bear in the foothills. Plus another state backs gay marriage and the Kings and Sharks begin tonight.
Garcetti backer switches over Kevin James. LAT weighs in on City Attorney race. 9th district as focus of special interests. Planning director Michael LoGrande on merging with Building and Safety. Mellowing of Maxine Waters. "Marketplace" parts with Robert Reich. Variety's dealings with Commerce Casino. Plus no Kings-Ducks series.
405 overruns. New SEIU ad for Greuel. Trutanich endorsed by Delgadillo. Why so few women or Asians get elected to the City Council. Bud Ovrom to run the Convention Center. Village Voice editors quit rather than cut. LACMA officials move into Variety tower. An editorial on Meghan O'Rourke. Plus Muerto Mouse from Lalo Alcaraz.
Greuel suspends TV ads. DWP coughs up the salary data and it's revealing. City Council blinks on LAFD staffing. Dorner reward goes four ways. Hillary Clinton in town. Possible ambassadorships for Hollywood Obama backers. Disney drops bid to trademark Dia de los Muertos. And yes, you did see an elevated train over DTLA in a TV ad.
Villaraigosa going back to China. LAPD vs USC students. California Supremes uphold cities on pot dispensaries. Greucetti to debate on KCRW. Joe Mathews rooting for the Koch brothers to get LA Times. Twitter hiring a head of news. And more, including the LAT says Spanish pronunciations are making a comeback.
Subway turnstiles. LA's rough streets. Rick Caruso on 10,000 cops. Mary Melton of Los Angeles finally gets that Emmis promotion. Get ready for YouTube subscriptions. Howard Kurtz does the mea culpa. The movie academy opens up voting. Magic Johnson swatted, converting the LA River and more. Links inside.
Springs fire holds at 10,000 acres and 10% contained. LA lifts red flag status. Villaraigosa spokesman moves on. Greucetti blames him/herself for high DWP salaries. Daily News re-endorses Greuel. Jackie Goldberg vs. Gil Cedillo. Kobe Bryant vs his mom. Rosendahl says cancer in remission. New dean at Southwestern and new giraffe at the zoo. Plus more.
DWP salaries and the union's role for Greuel. Mike Woo endorses. Gov. Brown will go after handguns. LA Times latest to drop "illegal immigrant" from style guide. Register's lack of diversity. Slate vs. Joel Kotkin. Press Club to fete Carl Reiner. And Vin Scully to honor Roz Wyman at lunch today.
May Day and Wyvernwood rallies downtown. Wendy Greuel's text messages to Kevin James. Endorsements in the Valley. The Koch brothers make more political plans. LACMA's new buildings plans and a scary motorcycle vs bike accident caught on video. Plus much more.
What Peter Drucker might have thought of Greucetti. Greuel returns felon's donation. LAX runway vote today. Times endorses O'Farrell. Maria Shriver and Jillian Barberie get new TV gigs. LAT print circulation down again. Is LA "quivering" at the Koch brothers rumor? Plus Malibu Lagoon, crows, Angels and more.
LA Times says "neither candidate is ready" to be mayor but endorses Garcetti. Independent spending in the race undercuts limits. Greuel's son, Garcetti's daughter. NYT trend alert. NBC 4 to look at police chases. Register hiring again. Bob Hope stuff goes on sale and more.
Big NEH grant for Tom Bradley documentary. Robo polls in the mayoral race. Hillary Clinton coming. Sheila Kuehl makes it official. LAPD drunk driving checkpoints are back. Why "nerd prom" isn't cool. A book on Rupert Murdoch. Tsunami debris hits Northern California and injuries thin out the Lakers even more.
Delays and cost overruns on the 405 project: surprise! Bloomberg pumps another $350,000 into LA race. Anti-busing figure dies. Times endorses Galperin. Want $125 to do exit polling? What could go wrong for the Koch brothers. Items about Noel Greenwood, Michael Copps, Philip Dixon, Lisa specht and more.
South Bay victims of LAPD's Dorner frenzy get $4.2 million. New charges against Assessor Noguez. Latest in Greucetti. Rod Wright heads to trial. Coldwater Canyon reopens. NYT changes on 'illegal immigrant.' In Los Angeles Magazine this month. New SoCal bestsellers and the LA River bikeway gets a boost in Universal City.
Greucetti debates again. Emily's List goes negative against Garcetti. Competing marijuana measures on the ballot. LAPD motor officers acquitted. LAX evacuation order blamed on worker. UCLA bans tobacco, and more notes.
Voting begins in mayoral election. Villaraigosa to release budget this morning. LAPD clams up on DUI checkpoints. SAG-AFTRA cuts 10% of staff. GLAAD gives out media awards. Some LA reading plus Los Angeles Magazine's working-out editor and a Mexican food icon dies.
More sheriff controversy. Sparks fly between Greuel and Garcetti. New ad has Boxer, Riordan and Magic for Greuel. The pride of stories not done. New editors at Sunset and Boom. Eloise Klein Healy. More media and politics notes and Anthony Bourdain returns to LA.
Kevin James endorses Trutanich. Emily's List puts up $400K for Greuel. Villaraigosa name checks Mitt Romney. Fairfax Theatre project approved. More questions about high-speed rail. Plus a new SoCal bestseller, two more deaths from meningitis, a local victim of the Boston Marathon bombs and the LA theater community pulls together.
Wild allegations name Sheriff Baca. Greuel's budget plan. A missing story of "42." LA's top radio station, another newspaper puts its building up for sale and no Angeli pop-up for now. Plus more.
Big money in the school board race. Porn filming all but stopped. Villaraigosa's legacy. Jenna Marbles. The new meningitis threat. Plus Campaign 2013, media and books notes including a local media wedding covered by the New York Times.
A dome for the May Company. Baca to face the feds. A blah Greucetti debate. What was Villaraigosa thinking on Social Security? A city of architects but not architecture plus more politics and media notes inside.
Greucetti debate on Channel 7 tonight. Lancaster couple's run-in with sheriff's deputies. A gay leader in Watts. Plus Jason Bentley as LA's music director, federal status for the San Gabriels, new board members for MOCA and more.
State of the City and Greucetti coverage. The LA Kings on Twitter. More awards for California Watch. NBC4 tries again with Fred Roggin. Plus LA's new bestselling book, new book editor at the NYT and a walking tour of Venice modern architecture.
Power struggle in the Wendy Greuel campaign. Who's with Jerry Brown in China. Villaraigosa's final State of the City this afternoon. Plus the sea lion mystery continues, an honor for KABC's retired Dr. George Fischbeck and more.
Gov. Brown chats before heading to China, ex-governor Schwarzenegger pushes climate change alarms, who in the California delegation to Congress owns a gun, moves in Campaign 2013, tips if you encounter a sick sea lion and today is the funeral for Roger Ebert in Chicago. Plus much more catching up.
Took the weekend off and have a whole bunch of media items to catch up on. Remember, this is a slow posting travel week for me.
Light snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, Wesson's committee on the budget stacked with Greuel backers, Garcetti questions Hollywood towers plan, NPR dropping "Talk of the Nation," Register's paywall is on the way and more.
Arguments today on DOMA, HuffPost goes all out for marriage equality, bullet train's believers are now doubters, Council President Wesson calls Anschutz sincere, USC village to grow, Petraeus apologizes, Joyce Carol Oates takes over #1 spot on SoCal bestseller list and an old mural is recovered downtown. Plus Peabody award winners and a gardener found dead in a pool with leaf blower on his back.
Gen. Petraeus to make speech tonight at USC, Kings live stream from the White House at 10:30 this morning, Maxine Waters and Henry Waxman at odds over LAX runway move, city of Riverside pulls out of Dorner reward fund and former LA news anchor John Beard talks about returning to "Arrested Development." Plus more.
Turns out Sheriff Baca pressured Tanaka to leave, California voters support a path to citizenship for illegals, Rupert Murdoch wants to buy the LA Times, the Greuel-Garcetti dance with labor, two pols go back on the payroll, losing the Tonight Show to NYC, a new editor for TMZ and something you don't see every day: a Cadillac on the roof.
Big support for gun control in California, the mayoral candidates' fine line with labor, jokes from last night's political roast, Gloria Molina endorses Trutanich, the death of the Boston Phoenix, Amy Wilentz is still alive, and media focus on the fathers of UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad and the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez. Plus more
More takes on the Riordan endorsement of Wendy Greuel (his third choice so far in the race), potholes as an LA issue, upcoming USC-LAT poll, the fiction of "Phil Spector," Frontiers files for bankruptcy, "End of the Rainbow" opens, the architect facing charges over a firefighter death, and the 50th anniversary of a death at Dodger Stadium. Plus more.
Greuel changes tune on city pensions, Steve Lopez wonders about the Valley and Greuel, Herb Wesson has a plan for city finances, KCRW relaunches DnA, "Gone Girl" is the local bestseller, three LAPD cops hurt in Palms fire, Army Corps suspends brush removal in Sepulveda Basin and what's in Los Angeles Magazine for April. Plus more.
Daily Variety's last print issue, Greuel wants to reopen City Hall pension talks, KPCC looks at Villaraigosa legacy, Lohan goes away again, Iraq war on "SoCal Connected," first complaint filed under LA County's condoms in porn law, and a new "Naughty Girl's Guide to Los Angeles."
Cities spend to lobby in Sacramento, wooing the neighborhood councils, what Tim Leiweke meant to downtown, proposing a new jail, more endorsements in Campaign 2013, finalists for the Zócalo Book Prize and some LA media people in the news.
Anschutz says NFL deal still likely, Leiweke's departure ripples, $40,000 for women the LAPD shot at, Newark Cory Booker as newest Hollywood political darling, hacking the LA Times website, the end for the Boston Phoenix and a KPCC reporter sings for losing a bet.
Times chides Greuel, city attorney candidate won't endorse, Democrats regain super majority in Sacramento, college waiting lists "a human tragedy," Chris Hayes takes over "The Ed Show" slot on MSNBC, earthquake warning system worked on Monday and news of tonight's downtown Art Walk (and its oral sex-desiring leader.)
LAUSD settlement with Miramonte victims, Owens Valley air and water, Villaraigosa in New York, Manchester says no partnership with Koch brothers, Kushner ticks off Gustavo Arellano, MOCA talks with the National Gallery and what happened to all the DDT off Palos Verdes? Plus: Interest in Chicano studies declines.
Kevin James isn't sure he'll endorse Garcetti or Greuel, county Democrats will try again tonight, Register's Aaron Kushner doesn't believe in afflicting the comfortable, new demographic projections for LA, media and politics notes — including when Vin Scully dated the creator of Sesame Street — plus Deanne Stillman, Dwight Howard and more.
Jan Perry has no love for Greuel, pushing for South LA and Valley votes, what Jim Newton wants to hear, Garcetti en Español on Univision, John Shallman items, and is mass immigration a thing of the past in LA? Plus the closure of Bahooka Family Restaurant.
LACMA and MOCA talk while others talk about them, the Valley as mayoral battleground, campaign money resets, Villaraigosa endorses Nury Martinez for City Council and teases about GaGr, and new titles and roles at Variety, NYT and LAT. Plus more news and observations inside.
"Everything is on the table" for City Hall budget cuts, Villaraigosa on his legacy, Rosendahl the happy warrior, Cronkite Award winners, Anschutz is #3 on SI list of sports powerful, and photographer Art Shay talks to Lisa Napoli at almost 91.
Scrambles and shenanigans in the final days, the wackiest mailers, Kathy Riordan told to resign from Animal Services commission, uproar at Caltech and Studio City's hot public school, Muslim Girl in OC gets her column back and TMZ wants to hire a managing editor: "it’s not brain surgery."
A Republican to run against Brown, Villaraigosa gets no votes for governor, where the mayoral candidates will be today — think transit lines and Diddy Riese again — plus John and Ken take New York, Nikki Finke catches Vanity Fair deleting a story dismissive of Jessica Chastain, and Coldwater Canyon to close.
SpaceX capsule in trouble, digital billboards ruling, California's dry winter, mayoral candidates and Hollywood, Pleitez still running, LA invites South Pasadena journo to vote, 99 essential LA restaurants and more.
The pope leaves Rome, Bradley Manning pleads guilty, LA asks for OK to remove homeless property in TB fight, who will buy the LA Times?, indie spending tops $3 million in mayoral race, Jan Perry's old tax liens and more from the campaign trail.
Baca's bad year gets him Sheriff of the Year, Trutanich likes Jan Perry, another corrupt Cudahy official goes away, Press Club to honor Bill Rosendahl and the LA Times drops TV grid and some sports pages today.
LAPD shot and killed a suspect in North Hollywood, Nate Silver a bit better than half right on Oscars, a radio profile of Garcetti asks if he's tough enough, Cardinal Mahony answered questions, 43 years at the Hamburger Hamlet, plus saving the language of Okinawa.
Irvine PD got the call about Dorner from his former partner, a bad Skid Row TB strain kills 11, Garcetti's and Greuel's budget claims under question, Greuel touts landlord backing, La Opinión endorses Garcetti, Zimmer vs. Anderson for the school board, plus an LAT photographer on the Pulitzer juries and Metropolis returns to KCRW.
Greuel's negative turn and support for Hollywood density plan, Garcetti's conflict on digital billboards, embedded reporter with Pleitez, Harvard-Westlake alums for Garcetti and some more endorsements, plus other Campaign 2013 races and labor trouble at the Hollywood Park Casino. And: An opinionated, annotated Oscars ballot.
Dorner stalked at least five LAPD families before killing, mayoral candidates talk runaway production but not really, Jan Perry's "disingenuous" anti-Greuel mailers, "The Closer" creator gives to Garcetti PAC, outside money in the school board races tops $1 million, David Dreier gets a gig and much more Campaign 2013 news. Plus: the Oscars are now just the Oscars and it's 40 years for Sue Laris and the Downtown News. (And added: a fix.)
Two married LAPD officers high on Dorner's hit list talk on CBS, four dead in Orange county shootings, more mayoral debate news, the NYT on THR, a new book from Jenni Rivera, California Watch wins another Polk Award and staffing up in Santa Barbara. Plus rain today and Oscar street closures in Hollywood.
Dorner questions, Sheriff Baca's friends get gun permits, Jerry Buss ailing, Top Shop draws a crowd plus a Campaign 2013 update: new commercials, PACs and media coverage, an Austin Beuter op-ed and a examination of the Wendy Greuel-DWP union nexus.
Does Dorner profile as a super-criminal or a bumbler, Greuel defends her LAPD vision, Villaraigosa pushes LA Zoo to bring in more cash, Metrolink CFO resigns after bad report, the man who shot Bin Laden, and Never Built: LA meets Kickstarter goal.
Pope Benedict XVI resigns, Archdiocese used money from cemetery fund for molestation settlement, SoCal Connected does feral cats, former FAME minister fired in San Francisco, a savior for Wilshire Boulevard Temple and more — plus Frank Zappa and Pomona College again.
The manhunt for fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner is complicated by snow in the Big Bear area. There have been no sightings elsewhere, the San Bernardino sheriff said. Plus: Eric Garcetti raises about $250,000 at Hollywood fundraiser and plays with Moby, Beutner grills the candidates, LAT endorses Feuer, end of the Berman-Waxman machine, and author Daniel Olivas on the Catholic sex abuse scandal.
AP floated Speaker Perez for Labor Secretary, Gov. Brown calls the Texas governor's anti-California ad "barely a fart," coverage of Greuel's sop to the LAPD and LAFD unions, Pleitez has a plan now, Trutanich switches on pot shops and more.
Archdiocese says it warned LAUSD about Pina, Greuel and Garcetti swear solidarity with SEIU in private, ex-LAPD official may run against Sheriff Baca, Congress may try to regulate LA helicopters and Steven Cuevas (in picture) heads LA bureau of 'California Report' for KQED.
Greuel jumps ahead in TV ads, exploring the Jewish and Valley connections in the race for mayor, an interactive map from the Times, editor opf the NYT chats with Alec Baldwin, Virgin America will fly from LAX to San Jose and more.
Pelosi briefs Hollywood Democrats at Norman Lear's house, Greuel and Garcetti get feistier, Survey USA shows Garcetti ahead a little, Downtown News endorses, Jackie Goldberg endorses in the 13th, the state says Latinos will pass whites in the California population shortly, a movie on Gary Webb and Zocalo's photographer becomes a city official (sort of.) Plus more.
Archdiocese gives up on blacking out names, Greuel's claims still in dispute, Greuel and Garcetti get endorsements, Boxer urges Villaraigosa to go for Transportation secretary, Cornfield plan a winner, Tuiasosopo says he fell in love with Te'o and burglars targeted LAT subscribers who went on vacation.
No SEIU endorsement for mayor candidates, they bore Steve Lopez, celebrities such as Zooey Deschanel take sides, analyzing the chiefs of staff, ex-governors talk about immigration, KCET partners with Writers Bloc, the Sierra snow pack is below average and La Cienega reopens. Plus more.
Reportage on last night's mayoral debate, Greuel hits the airwaves, going for the women and Jewish vote, more Campaign 2013 coverage, admitting an error in the Sepulveda Dam wildlife area, earthquake warnings and more.
Justice Sotomayor packs them in, the day Zev Yaroslavsky posed as "Bob Price" to talk to Stan Musial, Mahony's legacy tarnished, high speed rail questions, American Apparel's mannequin warehouse and more.
Finke says the axe is coming for Variety, the newsonomics of selling the LA Times, the Times finally names its foreign editor, new numbers in the mayoral race, Kevin James softens his conservative tone and a new tenant for Junior's Deli. Plus more.
No charges expected out of Cardinal Mahony files, county assessor may get out of jail on rules change, candidate Kevin James doesn't mind being confused with the actor, why the media no longer fear Scientology, the Dodgers make up with Sandy Koufax, and THR grabs a deputy editor from Newsweek.
Greuel becomes the target, Jan Perry profiled, HuffPost editor gushes for Garcetti and more, including the sheriff's want to talk to Robert Wagner and LA's bike parking plan.
Mayoral candidates in Sherman Oaks, Garcetti at Van Nuys Airport, city attorney candidates favor gun controls, mayor endorses Matt Szabo, Alex Sanchez a free man, state dings Army Corps for Sepulveda Dam clearing and more.
Brad Sherman feeling the chill of revenge, Supes delay stormwater tax and City Council defers street tax, Villaraigosa to discuss gun violence this afternoon, city attorney debate, DMV study of unlicensed drivers, new CEO for THR, Dunkin' Donuts coming to SoCal and Jackie Lacey gets her first commencement date.
Arrests in Nordstrom Rack robbery-assault, Murdoch quips about buying the LA Times, The Atlantic pulls sponsored blog post extolling Scientology, Councilman Alarcon says son is homeless in the Valley, Ace Smith to run independent expenditure campaign for Greuel, Lady of the Lake returns to Echo Park Lake and more.
Coldest Jan. 14 on record in downtown, arrests in the Nordstrom Rack robbery, a four-part series on Sam Zell's reign at Tribune and a new map for CicLAvia. Plus Montebello goes all San Fernando on us.
Hostages freed at Nordstrom Rack, lawyer for Mexican Mafia jailed, police downplay lewd conduct in the Sepulveda Dam Basin, Sheila Kuehl running for supervisor, Yaroslavsky blogs about Huell Howser and more.
First look at Jerry Brown's budget, a new plan for Yosemite Valley, no Democratic endorsement in mayor's race, Greuel accused of misusing office, when the LA Times created Richard Nixon and the lore of El Clamor Publico and Rampart Records.
Supreme Court rules against enviros on stormwater runoff, Daily News chides the mayor, bill to stop fines at broken parking meters, county Democrats endorse tonight, LAPD passes 10,000, and more inside.
LAUSD students return, Jan Perry says she's no underdog, Villaraigosa on learning to drive again, misunderstanding LA demographics, Steve Lopez heads under the knife again and that big flame over Playa del Rey on Sunday. Plus more.
Female half of suspected child porn couple arrested, LAT says the answer to aggressive paparazzi is just to enforce the laws against jaywalking and reckless driving, Big Thunder to close for renovations at Disneyland and more.
Child porn couple sought, Macy's to close in Pasadena, LA pot initiatives have the signatures, updates on the mayoral race, Greuel on guns, personnel moves at NPR and much more.
First morning roundup of the new year, after a bit of a break: politics, media, top filming locations of 2012 and the name of the paparazzo who died while shooting Justin Bieber's car in Sepulveda Pass.
No felony for Andrea Alarcon, Trutanich jumps into guns fray, wife of LAPD chief threatened by homeless woman, LA bans food trucks from LACMA area, Occupy LA sues City Hall, worst columns of 2012 and Eva Longoria denies she's dating Villaraigosa.
Sen. Feinstein protests "Zero Dark Thirty," Council President Wesson and his ethics commissioner, the mayoral race observed, sea otters may come back south, Jay Mohr takes Jim Rome radio slot and it was really cold in Lancaster this morning. Plus the Clippers win again.
Live webstreams of Jenni Rivera memorial, County Fed endorses council hopefuls, Noguez keeps salary in jail, sheriff investigated over jail informant, Mark Zuckerberg donates, Steve Column focuses on death and possible Hollywood contenders for Obama ambassadorships. Plus more.
Raising the police profile at schools, no charges in local schools threat, Kendrec McDade shooting justified, transit to LAX and more.
LAPD will visit schools every day, Fred Davis in the mayoral race, DA reassigns her rival, NRA drops off Facebook, herding cats in Hollywood, Caruso buys up Pacific Palisades village and Ronald Reagan's GE Showcase home hits the market. Plus more.
Why the West could run out of water, Rocketdyne site still radioactive, Bee cuts off comments on Jerry Brown cancer, Baca-Tanaka cover story in LA Weekly, Google Maps for iPhones and Golden Globe nominations. Plusmuch more.
Prison realignment after Northridge, 911 concerns, USC development plans, targeting Miguel Santana, San Diego's loony publisher interested in LAT, Jenni Rivera's plane plunged from high altitude, and the SAG Award nominations. Plus more.
NTSB sends team to help with Jenni Rivera crash, ex-City Hall commissioner Al Abrams taken to federal prison, DA admits mistake on Northridge suspect, LAFD threatens fallout over 911 staffing, County Fed may sit out mayoral primary plus a design for the federal courthouse that may fill the Civic Center pit. Plus more.
Panga drops 25 illegal immigrants on Palos Verdes shore, Steve Cooley's legacy, Latinas running for the City Council, Greuel grows out her hair, Councilman Huizar's car crash, Coast Guard funeral for Terrell Horne and more.
Speaker Perez as lite governor, Baca reverses course on deporting, rise and fall of Andrea Alarcon, mayoral candidates and the environment, promotion at Daily Journal, suspected Northridge shooter was on probation, hit-and-run epidemic in LA and Ray Bradbury Square to be dedicated.
Legislature returns, Andrea Alarcon's issues, what LA voters want, Alex Chadwick sits in at KCRW, Schwarzenegger to produce, suicide victim decapitates himself, nativity scenes move across Santa Monica and Tioga Road closes for the season.
Swear-in day in Sacramento, GOP advice from a former Republican, City Hall unions after Riordan scare, summons for LAFD chief, Univision rebrands a network, DJ Waldie on Huell Howser, LA stormwater at SCOTUS, downtown's worst eyesores and the final weeks of the King Eddy Saloon. Plus much more.
Prop. 8 ruling maybe, what happens if SoCal loses its water, Boxer endorses Greuel and more.
Witness contradicts deputies on shooting, NYT covers Crenshaw line and Leimert Park debate, LAFD's billing data leaks out, Newhall Ranch versus the judge, Nikki Finke on the old Newsweek days, Lindsey Lohan arrested again, plus hard times at the Spring Street Arcade.
Kinde Durkee explains some, foster kids turn into prostitutes, who really rescued those hikers in Eaton Canyon, swatting of celebs and bloggers, 8100 new US citizens, LA's most threatened sites and the return of Arthur magazine in print.
Bullet train a tough sell some places, new no-fireplace days in SoCal, meet Register owner Aaron Kushner, warnings again about travel to Mexico, touring Hollywood Forever Cemetery and where you can get a paper Uzi.
AEG raising for Jan Perry, proposed parcel tax for stormwater runoff, end of Copley family in San Diego, tennis tournament leaves LA for Bogota and a few media moves.
Terrorist suspects in court, Judge Manuel Real at it again, Villaraigosa says the Obamas haven't called, minorities equal to whites in California electorate, Jackie Lacey names team, Santa Monica wins a round on nativity scenes, Pasadena OK's Rose Bowl for NFL should the need arise, and a tweet from Jeanie Buss.
New Republican super-PAC for LA mayor's race, Riordan pension admission, LAPD cop tasers cuffed woman, lots of media notes and a "catastrophic failure" for the LA Times digital edition.
Many LA area courtrooms to close, Dems get super-majority in Sacramento, LAFD response times mapped, city attorney hopefuls get testy, Noguez stays in jail and more.
Composite sketches in possible El Sereno kidnapping, LAPD officers convicted of lying, Krekorian apologizes for fake column, LAT catches up on Carmen Warschaw obit and where are all the KUSC listeners going?
LA sales tax would be a victory for real estate lobbyists, John Noguez' campaign contributions, the engineering challenge of high-speed rail, Tony Cardenas' plans for his City Council seat, a new sea creature and more.
Stormwater runoff cleanup, Councilman Alarcon on his future, porn condoms could go statewide, LA Radio.com signs off for good and so does the Bay Area's Belva Davis.
Nate Silver, Fox News, Obama and the single girl, San Diego's U-T wrong about Romney landslide, the Howard Berman loss, a Runaway gets a book and much more.
Councilman Rosendahl doesn't regret blast at colleagues, Michael Jackson death house sells, some media hires and USC plans to install fingerprint scanners on residence halls.
Shady Arizona group starts providing contributor data to California, Villaraigosa campaigns in Florida, porn actors remind voters they are against Measure B, John Noguez needs money to get out of jail, and more for a Monday.
Voting by mail to delay count, shady AZ group appeals, how Brown might be able to save Prop. 30, city wants hotel developer at Pico and Fig, Metro fares after Measure J, Bean to donate a kidney to co-worker and USC continues to reel from campus shooting.
Four people were wounded in a shooting outside a Halloween party near the center of the USC campus. None were students. Plus politics, media and books notes.
Tax hikes at the City Council, Gov. Brown at Town Hall, Riordan's pension reform plan, DA candidates on WWLA, defending Patt Morrison and a Twitter troll apologizes for sending out false reports about scary storm damage in New York — without explaining why. Plus the Lakers bomb on opening night and the Dodgers sign a pitcher.
Assemblyman hit with protective order, more City Attorney wrangling, 10,000 cops an illusion, Space X agrees to stay in Hawthorne, a media person's fortune cookie business and the Lakers season finally opens. PLus much more.
Katzenberg's work for Obama, Skelton and Newton give their opinions, what political cartoonists have against Brad Sherman, NYT suspends paywall for Hurricane Sandy, downtown's ghost hotel, Santa Monica Mountains lion tracker and more for a Monday.
Minor Huizar accident, First Lady in town, LANG papers endorse Romney, how LA entices businesses, LAT staffers' concern about Murdoch and the Malibu Lagoon fight in Smithsonian.
Gunman in Downey shooting of five family members still at large, Prop. 30 support falls under 50% in poll, City Council votes to ban commercial pets, donations sought for Endeavour and a big bobcat in Simi Valley.
Gov. Brown begins final Prop. 30 push, Bobby Brown arrested on DUI in Tarzana, Beck's overtures to Latinos, Santana's list of proposed City Hall cuts, surfer killed by shark on Central Coast and more.
Newhall Pass crashes, City Hall job cuts, "BS" poll in mayor's race, Tony Scvott did not have cancer, an LAT reporter checks out of Kabul, Zocalo relaunches and the Mt Washington cabin with all the maps is for sale.
Lance Armstrong stripped, presidential race close, Times endorses Obama, Daily News endorses Alan Jackson, Nerws Corp denies talks about LA Times and more media and politics notes.
Lotsd of action on the politics and crime beat, plus the CAO asks for new city taxes, Garcetti opposes Riordan-style pension reform, the ACLU sues Sheriff Baca, the Times sues LAUSD and the LAPD says it's investigating 12 old deaths as possible Manson murders.
Newsweek to cease print edition, Berman and Sherman attack, editorials against condom measure, Riordan on pension reform, Peter Boyer jumps to Fox and Nic Harcourt takes over mornings at KCSN. Plus no more raspberry vinaigrette, ever.
Arizona interests drop millions against Prop. 30 and for Prop. 32, Supes crack down on Baca over jails, Berman-Sherman spending exceeds $9 million, Rep. Richardson slows down, plus digital billboards, Lance Armstrong, Bumble Ward — and those El Monte lifeguards will be rehired.
Molly Munger pulls an ad, Berman and Sherman tangle again, digital billboards issue, Villaraigosa in NYC, Vernon votes tossed out, rare Civil War images at the Huntington and more.
Updates and commentary on the shuttle Endeavour's move, Riordan unveils pension measure, more on Sherman-Berman getting physical and more.
Jay Penske visits Variety, Villaraigosa endorses Alarcon, LAPD undercover officer shot in Westlake area, construction worker dies on the 405 project and some media notes.
Supes talk about the jails, Mungers attack Brown's Prop. 30, money in the DA race, pot shops, unclaimed parking ticket refunds and a new beat reporter for LAX. Plus more.
Siqueiros mural to be unveiled, Yaroslavsky and Super Bowl tickets, Trutanich and Shallman squabble some more, appreciations of Mervyn Dymally, and the teenaged hiker who left a note on a Sierra peak 40 years is now a judge.
Brown orders up more gasoline, SpaceX launches again, Obama at Nokia Theatre, up close with campaign consultant John Thomas, bad blood in the city attorney's race, grounds maintenance at LAPD headquarters and more for a Columbus Day Monday.
Brown busy with the pen, Schwarzenegger reveals same-sex marriages but not much else, Riordan's pension reform plans, Lopez talks sidewalks and more for a Monday.
Garcetti gets Salma Hayek but few LA names, a bunch of other endorsements, what will be in the news today and more.
Design flaws at Convention Center, ACLU alleges head injuries in jails, Occupy LA after a year, DA Steve Cooley to endorse in mayor's race, missing UCLA student's remains found, medical building falls off tax rolls and an LAT photographer explains his Endeavour shot in front of the Hollywood sign.
DWP rate hikes, LAPD to review an investigation, Herb Wesson's son and deputy arrested, future of Ontario Airport and Amtrak in SoCal studied, beach quality, San Fernando's battling council people and Reseda's 100th. Plus the passing of Andy Williams.
John Edward Smith freed, Sheriff Baca sure travels a lot, DWP salaries are sure high, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder added to Obama concert, Schwarzenegger's symposium, poet cops and the Huffington Post debuts in Italy.
Emmy winners, Sunset Boulevard bridge opens over 405, pension politics, LAT urges a "lid" on pot dispensaries, Al Martinez appoints Eli Broad, Press Club signs up Jane Fonda and more.
Rep. Maxine Waters cleared by House Ethics Committee, anatomy of an LA police chase, San Fernando councilwoman will go to trial, 2013 mayoral debate, Kato Kaelin repeats himself and a Campanile update.
Public support falls for Gov. Brown's initiative, register to vote online, Register circulation is up, dinging Eli Broad's museum, the Angels talking to city of Industry and a nice feature on LAPL's map librarian. Plus more.
Short stack today, with a big turnout in El Monte and Lindsay Lohan racks up another arrest.
More trees to be planted after Endeavour passes, no more picketing at funerals, more naming of street corners in LA, a power temple in LA, a new book of photos by Elliott Erwitt, and more media and politics notes.
Baca's trying times, Rick Caruso still hedging, Rick Orlov's Tipoffs, the ten greatest ranchera songs of Antonio Aguilar, Amanda Bynes stopped again and more.
The Egyptian Christians who made anti-Islam movie, LAFD's 911 dispatchers too slow on CPR, LAT explains Stevens photo, Garcetti speech stresses jobs and break from Villaraigosa, stadium plan goes to City Council and a big media Scientology watcher resigns.
Farmers Field at City Hall, Kirk Douglas gives millions to the homeless, The Wrap suit dismissed, USC reverses ban on Daily News reporter, dark realities at the Beverly Hills courthouse and more.
Library cards for the undocumented, convention center costs way understated, Metrolink shows off a new safety system, Feuer gets an endorsement, Lalo Alcaraz gets some national ink, and the New Yorker explains what size of nipple dot gets a cartoon banned from Facebook for, quote, nudity.
AEG's influence with LA pols, Sheriff Baca's very bad day, Berman gets Republican endorsements, upset over Xposed billboards, confusion over TAP cards, Variety's price drops and Steve Lopez's ailing heart flutters. Plus more for Monday.
Shepard Fairey sentenced for evidence tampering, anti-Prop 8 groups fined, campaign consultant jumps sides in medical marijuana fight, Jan Perry pushed faster stadium OK, Yosemite's hantavirus scare goes up country, and more.
Medical marijuana ban on hold, SoCal Connected expands to nightly, Villaraigosa has a rough moment in Charlotte, LA banned from summarily collecting homeless' belongings, Bay Area's Nadia Lockyer charged in Orange County, and a promotion in the LAT newsroom. Plus more.
LAPD's demoted Foothill captain claims harassment, Villaraigosa in Charlotte, blocking a new federal courthouse, Yaroslavsky to narrate at Hollywood Bowl, Bell sues ex-chief, Ezra Klein profiled and Curbed LA needs a new planning and development enthusiast.
Items from Charlotte on Villaraigosa, Garcetti and Kelly Candaele, Janice Min to get Press Club award, whither alt weeklies, KCRW adjusts the afternoon lineup a bit, in defense of Patrick Goldstein, ex-reporter Ralph Frammolino goes into PR and a trend story alert.
Brown skips Charlotte, Los Angeles River gets reclassified as a river, new taxes proposed for SM Mountains, Live Nation gives to Trutanich, steal a police car lose your legs, social media engagement bv the City Council and the Dodgers fall further behind. Plus more of course.
Lawsuit against Farmers Field, Steve Wynn vs Joe Francis hits court, rise and fall of Mr. Cudahy, big waves this weekend, Rec and Parks' expensive closed camps, medical pot signatures and a save Patt Morrison Facebook page, plus more.
LAPD stop in Pacoima under investigation, Sacramento interest groups pile on the money, Antonovich in North Korea, free masseuses, more naming abuse and more.
Unclean jail informant, sports fans' conduct, Oliver Sacks drug-taking, a California magazine issue and more.
Steve Lopez has a heart scare, Al Martinez told to write less about death, today's LA Times just 40 pages. Greuel and Garcetti pick up names, Valley Good Samaritans won't get a paramedic bill, and a KTLA sportscaster tells Vin Scully to "get his shit together." Plus more for a Monday.
What led homicide detectives police to tennis umpire Lois Goodman, Alarcon's home had no signs of occupancy, voters and the media, Burbank Walmart put on hold, typhus in LA County, the Dodgers are into Adrian Gonzalez and the Times may be losing a top writer.
Horrible accident in Valley Village, City Council kills new ethics rules, Jerry Brown hits Burrito King, the man and women of police scanners, porn's latest patient zero, a new assistant managing editor at the Times and services planned for ABC7's Artie Williams III.
Prop. 30's taxes and the Democrats, City Hall talks taxes, police union accused of lying in email, Grand Park is "promising" but only that, Register food editor recruits via public tweet, San Fernando councilwoman pleads not guilty, ex-Dodger joins "Survivor" cast and more.
Rick Orlov, Wendy Greuel, Manuel Figueras, Madeleine Brand and A Martinez, Jay Leno, Tatiana de la Tierra, David Hockney, Alex Morgan, Diane Gordon, Michael Feinstein, William Windom and media websites get another chance to post items about their favorite small LA Industry: porn.
State may force cities to use the (gasp) Internet, Forest Service now agrees it can fly at night, Carmageddon II warnings to begin on freeways, a new LA schools blog and more.
More Coliseum Commission insider dirt, another pledge issue for Trutanich, digging near the tar pits, housing the homeless, more late-night buses, Mark prepares to sign off of Mark and Brian and Reggie Bush returns the Heisman.
Only one of 23 new TV dramas going into production will shoot in LA County, plus Larry King's Hulu gig, Sundance almost ready in the old Sunset 5 space and more.
Prop. 32 language change, Gov. Brown's climate change website, Miramonte teachers return and Nikki Finke's Twitter feed doesn't. Plus more inside.
Walmart in Chinatown, Howard Berman "comes out swinging," Villaraigosa seeks time to "reflect," removing parking meters by the hundreds, the problem with print magazines, a new Spanish-language news channel, Muslims donate on Skid Row and more.
LA gunshot victim in the Olympics, Councilman Alarcon heads to court, Trutanich goes after ticket scalpers, new deputy mayor, Santa Barbara's Jerry Robert close to collecting from Wendy McCaw, and the geography of JPL.
Berman-Sherman and Barney Frank, DA candidates meet and clash, voters can extend transportation tax, LAT's Julie Cart and her dad, "Braving Beverly Hills" and Sally Ride laid to rest in Santa Monica.
Blue Line fatals, copter noise complaints, Robert Hughes dies, remembering David Shaw, running Chevron ads during the Richmond fire, San Diego reporter told to "get a life" and a new head of stadium development at the Dodgers.
Where mayoral race money comes from, Jim Newton on the Board of Supes, Noguez' employees want him to resign, a new co-anchor at NBC4, sucking seawater at the Aquarium of the Pacific and more.
Rep. Laura Richardson reprimanded and fined, the Ethics Committee and Rep. Maxine Waters, assessor probe expands, flacking the Carmageddon II message, Armenian is now a ballot language in LA and more.
Lynwood officials convicted in novel prosecution, Irvine professor accused of plotting mass murder at late son's school, Garcetti and Greuel tie in fundraising, Koreatown residents sue over City Council maps, Breitbart.com wants to be HuffPost of the right and more.
Warner Bros. spends in LA, more on Guy Adams and NBC, a reward in that severed head case, a new public works commissioner, Laker Matt Barnes arrested and more.
E3 staying in Los Angeles, another gold for Monrovia's skeet shooter, Tyrone Freeman expects to be indicted, John Phillips joins Doug McIntrye talk show, David Geffen and his Judaism and the Cheesecake Factory in Brentwood may be closing. Plus more for a Monday.
Gov. Brown delta water tunnels, the Twitter account that follows what Brown says, Anaheim's divisions, three law enforcement officers arrested, Garcetti announces fundraising and more.
Anaheim arrests, porn condoms, LA Zoo elephants, San Fernando's restraining orders (and its J.C. Penney store) and upset over the Getty's new parking fees for scholars, plus the Stanley Cup is back in town and a local media obituary.
Anaheim upset over police shootings, new water wars in California?, Antonovich wants to stay beyond 36 years, Ramon Cortines and the "unwanted sexual advances" and more.
Romney and Obama cross in Bay Area, LAPD to ration fingerprint analysis, who is responsible for sidewalks?, Lorenza Munoz on the pain of not trying for the Olympics, Sandy Banks on spanking (again), freeway workers killed and obits for Alexander Cockburn. Plus more.
LAT vs Coliseum Commission in court, Hollywood neighbors sue over community plan, Malibu's Skylar Peak briefly committed to mental facility, LA is "in love with itself" and more.
Emmy noms, Tribune's plans for LAT, Variety's future, Michael Brand on the Getty, an opening on the police commission and more.
Coliseum fugitive talks, Omidis stop raising money, undersheriff tries to fix "gray area" claim, Joseph Gordon-Levitt not happy with GQ, Tyler Green on MOCA's mess and Angela Ruggiero on the London Olympics.
No "taxes" in Gov. Brown's ad for Prop. 30, Lockyer filed for divorce, Beck on Art Walk skirmish, Noguez grand jury asks questions, more trouble for the Expo Line, a new gig for ex-Dodgers GM, new media hires plus what you can expect from Malcolm Gladwell next year.
Villaraigosa's tenure and possible exodus, Baca's bad week, Lohan judges rebuked, Sandy Banks and spanking, kayaking the river for symbolism and money, plus City Hall park to reopen.
The top watchdog at the Los Angeles Fire Department complained Wednesday that fire officials aren't providing him access to the information he needs. Plus a great white shark in Manhattan Beach, Expedia quits Arcadia and more.
Sheriff's badges, ACLU lawsuit against the DA and sheriff, voting on porn condoms, Pomona may vote on a library tax, snake bites up, Reagan and Disney together and more.
Ballot prop numbers, Hollywood's new status symbol, E! Entertainment tries to clean up its image, Spin magazine purchased, Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" gets status, Anne Rice brings back her erotic S&M trilogy, Ventura Boulevard's slingshot vandal and the wonderful LA photos of C.C. Pierce.
Michelle Obama coming to Gwen Stefani's house, items on Villaraigosa, Perry and Garcetti, the sorry state of the newspaper business, attacking Erin Andrews, endorsing Stephen Glass, plus Dave Eggers, Garrison Keillor and more.
Anderson Cooper acknowledges he is gay and proud, Rodney King funeral, new Assessor plans to stick around, venomous spiders gain foothold, Francesca Lia Block has good news and more.
Molly Munger sues, MTA board votes to extend sales tax, Union Station team named, Rupert Murdoch and the LA Times, MOCA curator Paul Schimmel dismissed and more.
Kings extend the goalie, sheriff's deputy caught with a 15-year-old girl, no Walmart money for Greuel and Garcetti, and more.
Caruso gets tax break on the Miramar, LAT's Ken Bensinger wins a Loeb Award, the Huffington Post remembers Nora Ephron, sold books on Leigh Stenberg and by Graham Nash, a brief history of CityWalk and a date for downtown's Grand Park. Plus more
Forum to be renovated, Cory Booker for Garcetti, Malibu Lagoon fight, the Stanley Cup is a hit in Hermosa Beach and more.
Supreme Court rules on Arizona immigration law, more bad news on local climate change, changes in the City Attorney race, Herb Wesson plays hardball, Walmart and Mercury break up, more media notes and some moves in Downtown. Plus the Stanley Cup is in Hermosa Beach today.
Skid Row crackdown continues, Hollywood now worried Obama spends too much time with stars, Villaraigosa on Face the Nation, inside Politico, a NYT editor with LA ties leaves, and another home searched over the Gavin Smith disappearance. Plus more.
Bryson resigns, Brown to drop exemption for high-speed rail, city of Vernon's oddball election, Ann Curry on the way out at "Today," it's going to get hotter in Los Angeles and here's a look at who lives in the Arts District.
Expo Line, fill-in Assessor, bilingualism in LA and more.
Skid Row cleanup sweeps today, VP Joe Biden in town for AFSCME speech, tree trimming delays get in the way of fire trucks, media notes on Jesse Katz, Kelly Oxford, John Cook and NPR, plus the Urban League statement on Rodney King. And more.
Rodney King follows, it's an OJ Simpson anniversary, marijuana clinics, Chabad in Sherman Oaks, Yaroslavsky and the mayor's race, and Paul McCartney turns 70. Plus more for a Monday.
New city head librarian, Jerry Brown sits down with Marc Cooper, Dorothy Lucey to sit with "The Young Turks," Disney's California Adventure opens and obits for Jerry Jacobs and Michael Riva, plus more.
Kings parade details, Bob Miller on the Stanley Cup, City Council districts, Channel 7 gets Jerry Lewis wrong, Mark of Mark and Brian to retire, Pomona's only library may close and more.
Shorter school year again in LA, Villaraigosa out of town again, Don Shirley on the Times and the Tonys, Chuck Philips posts another piece on Jimmy Henchman, Pellicano wants out on bail, and the deaths of "Goodfellas" mobster Henry Hill and Highland Park artist Hendrik Stooker.
Sacramento doings for budget week, Bryson takes medical leave, Choi joins big CD 13 field, journalism dean for Berkeley, Ethier gets new deal and a rash of local obits.
Commerce Secretary Bryson claims seizure behind his hit and runs, top-two primary effects mixed, killings by local police way up, GMA's Robin Roberts announces diagnosis, Dylan Ratigan leaving MSNBC and the LAPD warns about counterfeit tickets to tonight's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Chase Knolls for sale, criminal bribery probe at Pasadena City College, Rancho Los Alamitos to open and Langer's is giving away free pastrami.
Republican catch a break in Inland Empire, runoff begins in Berman-Sherman and Lacey-Jackson, Trutanich vows to seek reelection and rewards in the murder of 1-year-old Angel Mauro Cortez-Nava in Watts.
Possible record low participation expected for Election Day, public health issues worsen on Skid Row, a threat over Malibu Lagoon project, finally rethinking Japanese-American internment, LAX traffic lanes closed and more. This afternoon is the transit of venus.
Top political donors, email from Sarah Jessica Parker, when LAPD reform happened, Grand Avenue project being rethought, Wendy McCaw sued by her own lawyer, LA Times editorial awards, E3 threatens to leave LA (again) and Atwater Village in the NYT. Plus more.
Short stack today due to the SpaceX news this morning.
Romney comes to town to raise money, Riordan ads for Republican Latinos, Cortines settlement in danger, Grand Park close to opening, and obits for Craig Stanke, Dr. David Rimoin and Doc Watson.
Gay marriage issue a wash for Obama here, voting already in Berman-Sherman district, Wendy Greuel's hot hand, Expo Line dangers, more newspapers stop printing certain days, Bourdain gets a CNN show, Junot Diaz in the New Yorker and more.
Press secretary vs Dan Walters, safe sex petitions, drug tests at Beverly Hills High, media notes and Molly Ringwald to marshall the Pride parade. Plus more.
More on the dead mountain lion, Jerry Brown's poll numbers slip, helicopter noise over LA, bad ratings for "American Idol," recall petitions in San Fernando, a big newspaper cuts back to three print issues a week, a truly pointless Twitter gimmick by the New Yorker, and Wayne Gretzky praises the Kings.
NRDC asks stadium questions, Berman and Sherman squabble over 405, LA County's official condom, Voice of San Diego adds a print magazine, Kristen Stewart goes topless and the art scene of the northeast San Fernando Valley.
Murdered bus driver identified, Expo Line's serious design flaw, urging the supervisors to get rid of Baca and Noguez, plus politics items on Jackie Lacey, Mike Antonovich, Brad Sherman, Howard Berman, BongHwan Kim, John Van de Kamp and Tom Fuentes and media items on Doug Frantz, Mike Taugher and Andre Gumbel.
LAFD response times, DA's race, U.S.S. Iowa, the mayor gets somewhere on time, the US catches up to California demograhics, more attempted robberies around UCLA and the parents of those slain USC students sue the university.
DA Cooley's media rounds regarding John Noguez, Hollywood for Jackie Lacey, a further note on Rep. Brad Sherman's mom and Photoshop, NPR in the red, local columnist treated for cancer and another bear in Glendale — plus Pacquiao apologizes even though he didn't say what they said he said.
Building trades endorse Sherman, Zev vs. Parks at Coliseum vote, LA's violent jail deputies, bogus LAFD response time stats, a media type joins Gavin Newsom's staff, Eli Broad on the radio and more.
Politico gives Brad Sherman the edge, unions claim Villaraigosa warring against women, a commentary against LA's proposed paper bag ban, Gregory Rodriguez on immigration and being an Angeleno, California's demographics are alright and SI profiles Kobe Bryant with a look at his father and mother. Plus much more for a catch-up Monday.
Studio City braces for Obama, Clippers can't clinch, more bad sheriff's deputies, Time Warner Cable's new sports channels, Magic Johnson's veto power over Frank McCourt's parking lots and more.
Profits booming but tax collections aren't, LAUSD requires even worst students to pass college prep courses, Hahn gets Times endorsement, trouble at KCET's production partner, LACMA apologizes to breastfeeding mom, and "Follies" opens tonight at the Ahmanson.
Sheriff's stories, Valley Republicans, what Charles Dickens would think of LA transit, missing Fox executive, inside LA Youth, an LAT vet jumps to the New York Times and the Kings will play Phoenix. Plus more inside.
A rash of lawmaker arrests, stadium vs Port of LA, Chief Beck and the police commission, mythical fireballs at Beverly Hills High School, the Lakers win and much more for a Monday.
Point man at spinning the assessor's scandal, stash of unused equipment found, Huffington's role at AOL reduced, Wendy Greuel's women, campaign manager Garry South donates papers and a bunch of media and politics notes for a Friday.
Son charged with killing ICE agent-father, charges dropped against casting director, Molly Munger starts submitting signatures, Brad Sherman invests campaign funds, Ruth Seymour talks about start of "Which Way, L.A.?" and putting speed limits on skateboards. Plus a date for Leonard Cohen to play Los Angeles.
Rail car lobbyists, how Angelenos feel about Occupy, how George Clooney came to host a big Obama fundraiser at his home, Kevin James lunches with Steve Lopez, a new PBS series on Latinos and another place to eat on historic Broadway.
Koreans and sa-i-gu, Football Williams talks from prison, Metro awards rail car contract to Japan, Greuel audit of LADOT, and Laura Diaz on the weekend schedule.
Wingnuts tie coroner technician's death to Breitbart, who died where during thje 1992 riots, a journalist admits a little rioting of his own, Jerry Brown on "Face the Nation," unions versus Villaraigosa, the Times endorses Berman over Sherman and more.
Studio City's red curb vandal, Browns and Villaraigosa head to DC to schmooze, MTA also approves Regional Connector, more revelations from the assessor's office, staffers exit Daily Journal and more.
More on Noguez, Board of Education maps, Ridley-Thomas on the probation department, Sexy Frisbees and the new Pacific Standard magazine.
Enthusing about those Hollywood arson fires, Villaraigosa vs Jerry Brown, Fred Karger's Sexy Frisbee video kicked off YouTube, a condom billboard in Van Nuys and Blogdowntown's original blogger leaves town.
Death penalty to be on ballot, MTA dinged on civil rights, Berman fundraiser, Hefner bids Chicago farewell, the politics of "The Hunger Games: and more.
AT&T's power in Sacramento, Blue Line woes, gay LA's man in the white House, tax relief for documentary filmmakers, local teacher wins top honor plus riots coverage and John Edwards.
LAPD cancelled the car impound of a city official's husband, Villaraigosa's budget, ex-appraiser admits trying to spur donations to Assessor John Noguez and more.
More investigation of Assessor John Noguez, Villaraigosa's legacy, police union to sue over impounds, DA's race, Huffington gloats on 'Colbert Report," more Kardashian to Glendale fun and USC remembers the slain Chinese students.
USC police shoot a robbery suspect, LAT publishes photos of dead bodies from Afghanistan, advance look at Mayor Villaraigosa's state of the city talk, he's dinged for his support of gay marriage, probation offices ban kids from Homeboy Industries and more.
Jerry Brown, Darrell Issa, Berman-Sherman, Abdul Arian, Mark Ebner, Vincent Gallo and Melanie Lundquist, plus Richard Riordan on the '92 riots and Jim Romenesko quits cable.
Long Beach editor admits favoring advertisers, Junot Diaz in the New Yorker, Chief Beck under pressure over discipline, how Villaraigosa created some of the city's financial mess and in journalism it's Pulitzer day.
Molly Munger, reward in USC area murders, Kelley Lynch, Shereen Meraji, Vin Scully and more.
Lots of early notes: That mole in Fox News is uncovered, Greuel audits the Coliseum, no crime in the injury of a rider in the Spring Street bike lane, plus items on Eli Broad, Doug Kriegel, Noel Massie and the real Three Stooges.
Bradley Terminal cost, stadium poll, LAPD dispatch failure, road rage on the Spring Street bike lane and the Dodgers open at home today.
Romney spoils the party for California, more financial trouble for City Hall, Alarcon court case update, how one profiles Sheriff Baca, Jonathan Gold in the green room and more.
Endorsement in DA's race, a meeting for Brad Sherman, parsing the Farmers Field EIR and more.
Sheriff's official takes inmate golfing, City Hall moves forward on ban of paper bags, stadium EIR to propose widening of 101 freeway, LAPD radios out for 12 hours and more.
More Assessor shenanigans, pepper spray at Santa Monica College, USC to get Coliseum, City Hall wants to charge you for paper bags, list of Peabody Award winners and big remodeling at the Huntington.
Water main breaks in the Fairfax area and why, donor to the Assessor gets a big tax break, changes to high speed rail, Ron Paul coming to UCLA, Al Martinez grieves and museums join the Google Art Project.
More investigations of the sheriff's department, can the new Dodgers buyers make a profit?, another award for California Watch, and Toronto looks to LA as a model of transit.
Mayor and the city retirement age, a tunnel for NoHo, Lohan walks away a free woman, the Langer's effect on the Expo Line, what's in the new Slake and a nice feature on downtown photographer-artist Ed Fuentes.
Pasadena police zig on Kendrec McDade case, more Dodgers sale reaction and head-scratching, Adelson says Gingrich is at the end of the line, assemblyman quits the Republican Party, "Downton Abbey" ratings are boffo and KCAL's Chuck Hollis has died. Plus more inside.
hort stack for today. I'm out early to take part in an exercise for the city's Survey LA program of identifying historic properties around Los Angeles.
Racial profiling at the LAPD, DiFi is running just quietly, gun-toting lawmaker gets probation, suing over Newhall Ranch, more waste and possibly worse in the sheriff's aero division, and more.
Brown's tax plan has the lead, Garcetti's toughness issue, Orlov's Tipoff, new 9/11 book by ex-LA Times reporters, the old Mary Pickford studios in West Hollywood endangered and chatting with...
Short jokes at the Herb Wesson roast, Jackie Robinson's history in Sanford, Kim Kardashian gets flour-bombed, and more.
LAFD ordered to give the info, Yaroslavsky's deadline, Maxine Waters' nepotism, another young Kennedy comes through town, fracking in Inglewood and more.
Baca's jails and LAFD response stats, Game Change's Steve Schmidt, remembering the old LA Weekly, LA Times' first female news reporter, Cathy Seipp and more.
An ambulance for Porter Ranch, hating the paper bag ban idea, LAUSD hires ex-TV reporter to run social media, New York Times cuts back on free articles, a possible return of McDonnell/Douglas the radio show, and more.
Media and politics notes now that my Internet is working again, plus a couple of radio programming notes.
California primary could matter for the Republican nomination, redistricting vote likely today, revisiting the Spring Street green lane again, weatherman Kyle Hunter alleges job discrimination, California Watch wins another honor and Tom Hoffarth explains why he wrote about that bogus Dodgers bidder.
DA's race field set, no answers in Mitrice Richardson death case, sheriff's staffers are blocked from seeing Witness LA blog, 70,000 stop sign tickets from those cameras in the mountains, plus dependency court on "SoCal Connected" and more.
Villaraigosa insulted at state Capitol, fire chief does the mea culpa, doomsday budget at LAUSD, KTLA can't say if John and Ken are off the air, the prisoner who became an expert on hieroglyphics, and more notes.
More backlash to bad LAFD response data, downtown lobbyist types raise money for Janice Hahn, GOP's Jon Fleischman featured, a "downtown" condo that isn't, NBC 4's annoying news crawl during "SNL" and the NYT does Long Beach State.
Doonesbury's abortion strips, Romney's California challenge, McCourt and the LA Marathon, and more for a Monday.
Ethics Commission raises LA campaign limits, LAUSD district redrawing, a "Desperate Housewives" courtroom spoiler and more.
Koreatown vs Wesson, Shimon Peres in town, a local media figure stays busy after retirement, who's playing Cesar Chavez in the movie and palm tree rustlers on the freeway.
High speed rail's costs soar again, how Trutanich is cheating after-school kids, Garcetti as hipster and Latino, more problems for Emmis, another correction on the Hollywood sound studio that burned — and a way to get your fiction judged by Michael Connelly and Denise Hamilton.
Arrests in Sacramento, Schwarzenegger fined, a comment on food writing, Fox 11 hires, another studio musician dies and more.
Raising money for marriage equality, Rush Limbaugh, Riordan and Trutanich, politics and media notes and more.
Albert Abrams surrenders to FBI, redistricting moves forward, John and Ken not on KTLA, yet another new section from the Huffington Post and more.
Police Commission modifies impounds for unlicensed drivers, most support ever for gay marriage, new proposal to make abortion more widely available, more bike lanes coming in county, fewer fees to visit the forest and the end of Studio City's Sushi Nozawa.
Dogs in restaurants, that tragic after-school fight in Long Beach, USC's Selden Ring Award and more.
Villaraigosa's pre-Oscar party, the political Chacons of southheast LA county, state fish and game leader bags a mountain lion, waiting for layoffs at the LA Times, Kobe breaks his nose plus a selection of good reads from the weekend.
Noguez denies wrongdoing, Cedillo complains about being redistricted out of his home, LA Weekly vs. Trutanich, new media people hires in the mayor's press office, EsoWon Books moves and more.
Berman-Sherman debate coverage, Bernard Parks on redistricting maps, Villaraigosa now an Obama co-chair, Steve Lopez remembers his father and more.
Baca chided by Times, county politics, Chevron politics in El Segundo, Magic Johnson's new network, another defection from Village Voice Media and the success of "Grammar Girl" plus more.
Xi Jinping's day in LA, Herb Wesson politicizes the City Council, Richard Alarcon's bad week, why Stephen Colbert took off, the LAPL takes to Pinterest and remembering the heyday of Gold's Gym in Venice.
Obama moves on to OC, China's Xi Jinping arrives, redistricting panel redraws council districts again, Rep. Laura Richardson in hot water again, and Jim Ladd is back on the air — again.
Cold rain expected, an audit of Animal Services, Frisbee rules to back for rewrite, redistricting gets testy, Villaraigosa on chairing the Democratic convention, and a disabled placard stunt with Steve Lopez and Dennis Zine.
Nonprofit funds vanish, Whitney Houston goes home to Newark, FPPC softens oversight of candidates, Dems endorse Janice Hahn, Bernard Parks comes back from surgery and blogging Dudamel's trip to Venezuela.
Why LAUSD paid Mark Berndt to go away, dangerous stalker escapes from mental hospital, Pete Schabarum says term limits has missed the mark, sheriff watchers speculate on a shakeup and debating whether Carmen Trutanich is indeed a liar.
Justice Kennedy and Prop. 8, Speaker Perez and tuition, Grammy party gets into Getty House, no city for East Los Angeles, Lana Del Rey draws a big crowd in Hollywood and more.
Jerry Brown's pardons, DWP's high pay, renaming City Hall East, LAT's Korea reporter headed for Las Vegas, a new book and more.
Awaiting the Prop. 8 ruling, Brown takes a hit, Pete Wilson joins Romney, helicopter traffic reporter laid off, getting the burrito story wrong and a blogger takes on Wikipedia.
Rick Caruso leaves the Republican Party, Jim Newton goes to a Supes meeting, city reduces Occupy LA damage bill, Sacramento Bee fires its altering photographer, Miramonte Elementary closes for two days plus more.
A second teacher was removed from Miramonte Elementary School this week and is the subject of a criminal investigation, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. LAT, AP...
AEG to unveil convention center plans, Trutanich to sue Northern Trust, Larry Mantle to talk about Westside vs Eastside, "Marketplace" retracts plus a job opening at AP Los Angeles.
Who attended the First Lady's fundraiser last night, Steve Lopez on high speed rail, the Coliseum's bags of cash, opening juvenile court to the media and reopening the Pulitzers deadline. Plus Susan G. Komen drops Planned Parenthood.
Fired teacher arrested for lewd conduct on 23 children, Michelle Obama comes to town, a redevelopment agencies explainer, film critics who lost their cars to the Hollywood arsonist get some wheels, Ed Padgett talks about LAT firing, and more.
SAG Awards winners, Gov. Brown defends high-speed rail, Mayor Villaraigosa on CNN and at USC, a question for Carmen Trutanich, who runs the LAPD and a detective goes on trial for an old murder.
San Fernando ticket controversy, James Franco upsets USC and more
News, politics and media notes plus a melting Prius
Fighting over LA turf in redistricting, a post-election chat with Joe Buscaino, Steve Lopez stakes out disabled placard cheaters, LAPD will search the Calabasas landfill for gun and tough words for Frank McCourt from ex-Dodgers exec.
Eleven Oscar nomoinations for "Hugo," nine best picture candidates, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. goes to trial with Dick Clark, Westfield will serve food at LAX, Cadiz water project is back, an Occupy protester gets jail for hitting cops, plus the New York Times moves Hancock Park to "downtown Los Angeles."
Sherman wins a round against Berman, what sets the two congressmen apart besides their backers, Jim Newton on Herb Wesson, Channel 4 rebrands news, and more.
Rick Perry out, Jerry Brown at City Hall, Antonio Villaraigosa at breakfast in Washington, a new radio talk show and Jonathan Gold's eulogy to Angeli.
Wikipedia and other sites go dark, Brown coming to town after speech, Alarcons in court, Hahn on Buscaino's election and more, including a book sale by the original MTV veejays.
Berman raising money fast, Brown's State of the State coming, Yaroslavsky gets exasperating, plus HuffPo, NPR's Alex Kellogg and a girls' basketball team on the Eastside.
High speed rail, impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers, a Wendy Greuel audit, growth at the Natural History Museum and more.
Student murdered in the Valley, City Hall park plans, making fun of TV critics, Olivia Munn gets naked, interviewing with Arianna Huffington, the KKK's membership roster in OC and more.
Judge OK's Dodgers deals, LAUSD may propose parcel tax, City Hall faces life without the CRA, a new editor for Huffington Post and more.
Politics, media and more.
Those wacky Burkharts, Chargers to stay in San Diego, LA's potholes in the NYT, arguing Proposition 13 and more.
Berman and Sherman, John and Ken, Buscaino and Furutani, and more.
Burkhart charged, heat records, lawmakers return to Sacramento, endorsements in the 15th council district and the Huffington Post moves into science now.
Joe Torre joins Caruso bid for Dodgers, Wesson wields the gavel, Jan Perry as mayoral candidate, more on the deputy who nabbed the arson suspect, MTV caves to Movie Smackdown and an auxiliary bishop admits fathering two children.
Villaraigosa's fiscal health game, LAWA looking for PR help, Dukakis jumps into Sherman-Berman, the Union-Tribune rebrands in San Diego and an L.A. journalist writes about the death of his brother over the holidays. Plus it's caucus day in Iowa.
City Council tensions, Bay Area's Warren Hellman dies, giving credit to Dalton Trumbo and celebrating Esther MCCoy, plus more.
Pomona Freeway stays closed, State Senate pays for sexual claim against Rod Wright, Villaraigosa defends Asia trip, Hahn won't endorse and another housing authority report tonight on "SoCal Connected."
60 freeway stays closed into weekend, Laura Chick endorses Buscaino, Gerald Rivera coming to L.A. talk radio, the Kinde Durkee story, Golden Globe nominations and the owner of Junior's Deli dies — plus more.
LAUSD cuts, animal shelter tech fired, a 2006 view of Herb Wesson, the Christian film John Atterberry was working on, a Lenin bust on La Brea and more.
More Housing Authority, poll says Brown looks good on taxes, Brokaw and Olney to be feted, and more.
Good deed by music writer Kevin Bronson, Ridley-Thomas responds to Times, Mike Downey has an idea for the Dodgers, Steve Lopez writes on his father's deteriorating choices and Bill Moyers returns to KCET
Prop. 8, Kinde Durkee, Walmart pepper spray, Occupy LA arrestee and more.
Edison says the power is on, more Housing Authority on KCET, who really runs the jails, Romney leaves town with $1 million, Joan Didion on "Bookworm" and more.
Mayor chooses distance from Housing Authority scandal, DWP approves water rate increase, more politics and media notes, plus the most powerful images of 2011.
Voters want a do-over on high speed rail, DWP board takes up rate hike, a different Villaraigosa joins the Young Democrats, naming a Navy ship after Cesar Chavez and more.
Brown's poll numbers, $1 million-plus for Rudy Montiel, JIm Newton calls for a raise in DWP rates, and Giuliana Rancic goes for the double mastectomy.
San Gabriel Valley catches a break from winds, Occupy LA arrestees still in jail, Villaraigosa headed to Asia and Cuomo coming to town, plus more.
Winds close schools and more, Baca was told of jail abuse but did nothing, Occupy LA aftermath and more.
High winds, Westwood loses four movie screens, an old local pol dies and more.
Gov. Brown on pepper spray, mayor tested by Occupy LA, Chief Beck tweets, blaming the tar pits and more.
Villaraigosa hits the airwaves, somebody is polling on Rick Caruso, Arianna Huffington interviews Scarlett Johannson and more.
Possible end days for Occupy L.A., City Hall PR deal collapses, foreclosed homes become parks, plus politics and book notes.
City offers Occupy LA a deal, that City Hall PR contract gets messy, a new dance company from Benjamin Millipied, new board members at the Press Club and Father Dollar Bill dies.
UC president decries pepper spraying, mayoral candidates unsettling to watch, Beck's big test, and Wesson's too.
More on Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, latest on Occupy, Trutanich endorses Buscaino, and the National Entertainment Journalism awards.
Protesters blocking Figueroa St. this morning, Beck mellow on Occupy L.A. camp, more state budget cuts coming, court to rule on Prop. 8, Kovacik sues over Polo Lounge attack and more.
Villaraigosa to make "major address," City Council reneges on South L.A. park, killing the City Hall lawn is a good thing, KOST-FM goes holiday and a Munchkin dies.
Mayor wants to trim trees too, the dangers of ignoring Mexico, Chelsea Clinton, Teresa Hughes and The Wave goes Christmas.
Punishing deputies with jail duty, Stevie Wonder drops in at Royce Hall, USC enrolls most foreign students and more.
Change at the top at county jail, Villaraiosa wants to borrow Measure R funds, what Occupy LA plans for Friday, Kirsten Dunst, Tyler Shields and the Getty acquires some photos.
Leaked poll in the mayor's race, costs of Occupy LA mount, Valley Democrats endorse Sherman over Berman, Metro's blogger calls for Dodger Stadium to move Downtown, and more.
Mayor appeals to car dealers, Madeline Janis steps down, Yaroslavsky takes a ride, Playboy moves back to Beverly Hills, Kirk Honeycutt out at THR and more.
Baca (and Lohan) and the jails, Durkee and the money, Jim Ladd gets to say goodbye, UCLA warns patients and more.
Jan Perry leaves council leadership post, ethics inquiry for Rep. Laura Richardson, "Funny Girl" postponed, "Twilight" star does a good thing and more.
O'Malley and other possible Dodger buyers, Occupy Oakland, Jerry Brown shuts down transparency website, more Gensler fallout, Walter Mosley's L.A. childhood, Google opens in Venice and more.
Durazo tells City Hall that Occupy LA should stay, Occupy Oakland wants a general strike, Freedom sells its TV stations, finalists for entertainment journalist of the year and much, much more.
High speed rail even more costly, legal opinion says some campaign donations can be given twice, a warning about Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, members of the jails commission and more.
Baca's staff warned of jail brutality, Occupy LA and SFV, a new editor for Company Town, pressure on Village Voice Media over sex ads, plus more.
Brown's pension reform, John & Ken at Occupy L.A., Occupy SFV is next, the City Maven Radio Hour and more.
McCourt and baseball talking about him selling the Dodgers, how Oakland weighs on city officials hoping to move Occupy L.A., redistricting challenges rejected, dumb burglars and get this: Big Fur is actually based in West Hollywood, the first city to ban fur sales.
Supes OK more Newhall Ranch homes, city spreads out pension costs, car wash workers unionize, one paper adds a book section and honoring Wanda Coleman.
Villaraigosa on pensions and taxes, where in Asia he's going, Obamajammers tweet, what Steve Jobs said about the New York Times and more.
Chinese carmaker BYD opens but where are the jobs, Hollywood heavies schedule Elizabeth Warren funder, Villaraigosa planning trip to Asia, Harold and Belle's sweet deal, urging a bigger mall in Woodland Hills and tiring of Occupy L.A. Plus more.
HuffPo, Lohan, CareNow, LAPD's tweeting detective, apron parking and more.
An unfamiliar lull in California elections, jail visitor beaten while cuffed, sewer bills go up, L.A. to consider making homeowners responsible for sidewalk damage, Maxine Waters and controversy, and a quake drill this morning.
Audio interview with Norman Corwin, initiative targets illegal immigrants, Hiltzik on 9-9-9, city cool to Occupy L.A. on banks, John & Ken apologize, and former Rep. Marty Martinez dies.
Shalit freed, Supes take up jail oversight, campaign fund losses, girding for Berman-Sherman, part 2 of the LAT vs. Kabbalah and more.
LAT goes after Kabbalah, LAPD loses a bunch of submachine guns, Baca tries a few steps of the mea culpa on jails, state politics crave L.A. city jobs and lots more inside for a Monday.
McCourt's big gamble, FPPC and Kinde Durkee, deputies' code of silence, killing the lawn at City Hall and Politico loses reporter over plagiarism. Plus more.
Worst mass killing in OC history, new sheriff abuse report, feds to target media in pot war, Art Walk tonight and KCSN gets rock star support.
Bust in Hollywood cellphone hacking, Jerry Brown and labor, L.A. County is hiring, woman defends LAFD over naked pictures and we now know the schedule for Farmers Field environmental review.
Jerry Brown's unpredictability, sheriff's culture, the L.A. River, the Boston Globe and Whitey Bulger and more.
Columbus Day closures, plus Gov. Jerry Brown bans open carry of handguns and more, why Sheriff Baca should not step down, more local candidates file and more.
Lawsuits by LAPD officers piling up, City Hall and Occupy L.A., Michael Ovitz, Hank Williams Jr., Gregg Miller, Ed Ruscha and drinks with Mexico's consul general in L.A.
Rainy day short stack of headlines and links.
Warning Obama about Solyndra, warning victims about clemency, Villaraigosa wrong on prisoners, new book from Jim Newton, Red Line turnstiles and remembering Gregg Miller and Amy Pressman.
Brian Alexik goes free, Kinde Durkee's lifestyle, Baca listens in the jail, Jerry Brown and running again, plus more HuffPost announcements and a local media death. And: is Henry's Tacos worthy of historic status?
Villaraigosa on CNN, John & Ken play the phone number card again, Pico-Union left out of stadium talk and more.
Prison realignment on NPR, LA Weekly loves those porn eyeballs, media notes, an LAPD detective and Milton Bradley arrested, plus six characters you'll see outside the Conrad Murray trial.
Is Sly Stone really homeless? Reports of abuse by jail deputies, Controller powers, Christie here to raise money, Fox sues the Dodgers and more.
Air Force One departure time, transportation for Farmers field, Supervisors' redistricting, Parks endorses Perry, the LAT catches on to the Sly Stone is homeless story and more.
More fundraising after Obama, what to make of Yaroslavsky, Feuer waits on Trutanich, City Hall staff moves, a newspaper here is hiring, and the Angels beat the Dodgers. Plus more for Monday.
Bad week for Feinstein, MTA will hire locally, more famers markets, porn and the fire truck, vandalism at an Obama office, Patrick Goldstein on being Jewish and more.
SoCal's commute not so bad, solo driving up, Schwarzenegger to pen memoir and more.
Politics don't favor a Latino seat, Mexico's president comes to town, crime and pot shops, Rainey poses a question on class, World Peace gives away money and more plans for Pacific Standard Time.
FPPC might ease limits for Durkee victims, Villaraigosa still in D.C., Jan Perry gets an endorsement, Cenk Uygur joins Current TV and more.
Emmy winners, Durkee fallout on campaigns, some candidate chatter, getting longer yellow lights in L.A., media notes and two journalist obit notes.
Hollywood's disappointment with Obama, Republicans come to town, audio of Tim Rutten and more.
Romney still leads GOP race here, Zev and Latinos, possible end to the city's freelancer tax, a Hollywood hustler, a new blog with folks from the old lefty LA Weekly and today's LA Times comes wrapped in Kardashians.
Durkee money may not be replaceable by campaigns, Obama approval plummets in California, high-speed rail "a mistake," running Doonesbury, Shriver makes the cover (as a reporter), tiger cub dies at the zoo and more.
John Calley dies, more Durkee victims, Feuer files to run in L.A., a new Villaraigosa press secretary and more.
Expo Line phase to Santa Monica breaks dirt, ghost of Howard Jarvis, a new candidate for city Controller, Hollywood conservatives booked, Nikki Finke has another hissy fit and more.
Another bill to ease CEQA, ignoring City Hall audits, speculation on Yaroslavsky and more.
AEG bill advances, Amazon cuts a tax deal, Villaraigosa to D.C., Saul Gonzalez moves from KCET to KCRW and more.
U.S.S. Iowa win for San Pedro, Sacramento's scary week, shark fin ban, a new LAFD chief and media notes galore.
Showdown today at the Board of Supes, thinking about Sacramento, a new land use website, a Downtown blog signs off, a tree falls in Echo Park and much more for a short week.
Amazon offers to trade jobs for taxes, Liu confirmed, maneuvering in congressional districts, Obama to La Jolla and A.J. Duffy suddenly sounds like a suit. Plus more.
Obama will also fundraise in Silicon Valley, Perez bungling the job of Speaker, Hollywood trades gear up and more.
Goodwin Liu, Villaraigosa's new USC connection, Andrea Alarcon profiled, big changes at KOST-FM, Artest on 'Dance With the Stars' and more.
Villaraigosa's legacy, remapping backlash, getting a ticket while paying the parking meter, riding out Irene, Five Card Stud, Cinema Treasures and more.
LAPD officer stabbed, AEG threatens again over stadium, Trutanich now wants signs off Santa Monica buses, and more.
Villaraigosa woos Hollywood, Feinstein doubts the subway money is there, S.A. Griffin and the Times on Scott Wannberg, CBS web writers sign a guild deal and most ridiculous parking sign ever?
Heat wave in the valleys, Cardenas claims an endorsement, de Leon bails on Vernon, Arbitron's impact on L.A. radio, and Nikki Finke to do voiceovers.
Amazon's donations, airport commissioner resigns, new assignments for the City Council, Joe Francis surrenders, rabbis go Hollywood and more.
Burbank man nabbed for feeding birds near airport, those Santa Monica Mountains stop sign cameras, Times employees settle suit, Patrick Range McDonald profiled, Bay Area writer says Hollywood stole his script, prolific TV director dies and much more.
Obama and illegal immigrants, civil rights probe of Antelope Valley sheriff's, bus bench politics, Carey McWilliams and more.
LAUSD's test scores beat the mayor's, Brown backs high-speed rail, AEG wants more protection, Suzanne Marques gets a promotion and photogs in Long Beach watch out. Plus of course, Bratton won't run Scotland Yard.
Villaraigosa and Prop. 13, Jerry Brown scales back, those Latino supervisor districts, city fires Standard and Poor's, designs for Farmers Field and a new CicLAvia date.
Rembrandt drawing recovered, remapping mania all over, Al Martinez writes about his disease, the LAT discovers the House of Davids, and which obscure local agency uses cameras to write 15,000 tickets a year at $175 each. Plus: who could play Gov. Rick Perry in a movie?
A stadium endorsement, Howard Berman vs. Brad Sherman, Rainey on Schwada, Ross Porter gets a gig and more media and politics notes.
Bus benches start to disappear, USC's veto power over NFL in Coliseum, an anchor in London, News-Press loses again and Tobar calls L.A. a third-world city.
Peter Douglas' exit from the Coastal Commission, California's electoral vote, the view from London, covering high-speed rail, the City Council re-votes on Farmers Field, James Franco and porn, plus "Los Angeles Plays Itself."
State budget already in trouble, bullet train gets even more expensive, remapping politics at county, dinner at Rupert's, an ovation for "The Help," and invoking God to get through the news. Plus good news from Bryan Stow's hospital room.
LAT calls for stadium approval, Rutten on KPCC, KFI leads morning ratings, inside The Wrap, production begins on "Mad Men," plus zombies in Topanga.
In first class with Will Ferrell, Antonio Jr.'s mural project, the LAT's slimmer editorial page, the last purchase at Village Books, plus politics and media notes.
Brown nominates Goodwin Liu to state high court, Democratic gains under new districts, red-light cameras likely ending, websites of ex-TV reporters and more.
Amazon politics, Villaraigosa's legacy and new platform, Hector Tobar book on Chilean miners, Olivia Wilde's journalism roots, white flight into the cities and more.
City Council hopefuls get a date, Garcetti gets an NYT story, Cenk Uygur gets mad and Katzenberg says the movies "suck." Plus more.
Zev, AEG's stadium, Maxine Waters, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, this month in Los Angeles magazine, Paris Hilton walks out then come back, plus more.
New deputy mayor, new library hours, a new rainbow for Sony and a vote for Bill Simmons' Grantland.
Headline you knew was coming: "Post-Carmageddon crashes snarl L.A. freeways." A full menu of Monday items inside.
Quick stack for a summer Friday. "California's district maps needed to be reformed in the worst way. Unfortunately, they were," writes Sherry Bebitch Jeffe. NBC PropZero A new state law...
Redistricting doubts, BH versus the subway, animal shelter probe in Lincoln Heights, plus is the city's campaign matching funds law now unconstitutional?
Lots of politics today: Hahn win analysis, Padilla not running for mayor, political stakes of the 405 closure, charges against Rod Wright reinstated and more. Plus: who wins, Harry Potter or Carmageddon?
L.A.'s new parolees, Westwood's FlyAway bus, LA Weekly piles on Zooey Deschanel, water main breaks in the Valley, new gigs for Laurie Pike and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the non-story of the month: secession from California.
Villaraigosa and Prop. 13, Hahn v. Huey coming to a close, HuffPost expands again, William and Kate's last day in L.A. and Robert Hilburn will spin the discs.
Toll lanes coming to 10 and 110, Zine makes it official, Hahn and Huey face off for first time, hating "Page One" and more.
New KCET programs named, Sharon Waxman on "Deal From Hell," Ken Auletta on Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, L.A.'s shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe and more.
A short stack for the holiday getaway day.
NIgerian flies to LAX on fake boarding pass, Getty House wall is only a fence, Villaraigosa tweets to Conan, plus more.
A brief roundup today.
Fire chief to retire, new harbor commissioner, Villaraigosa to Aspen, reviews of Jim O'Shea's book and New York Times teams with USC.
Stadium snookerage, A.J. Duffy prepares to yield, Stelter to write a book, AP hiring, Zocalo announces a poetry prize and a petition for Vin Scully. Plus more.
Enviro review for AEG's stadium idea, upset over Autry and Southwest Museum, a local Knight Challenge winner, LAT's editor plays photog and more.
LAX food concessions awarded, county CEO's challenge, Rizzo lists his home, Crenshaw High snags Kareem for graduation and more politics and media notes.
DiFi approval sags, stadium questions remain, right turn cameras in Council today, harbor commissioner quits, plus media notes and more.
California Republicans favor Mitt Romney so far, Villaraigosa takes a stand on wars, LAT backs AEG's stadium, plus more politics and media notes from the weekend.
Brown's veto, a local Republican supports tax extension vote, Molina denies sexting, reviews of "Page One" and Nic Harcourt leaves KCRW.
Sexting and Mike Molina, Villaraigosa on 'Meet the Press,' Hefner's runaway bride, Jim O'Shea's book, Huffington makes Rita Wilson an editor and accusations against Shaq. Plus more.
William and Kate will be Downtown, Wilshire bus lane, Prop. 8, Rick Caruso and more.
Lawmakers without degrees, Wilshire bus lanes, how is HuffPost actually doing, returning to Dodger Stadium and more.
Mehserle gets out of jail, Brown takes to YouTube again, a resignation at Airports, Michelle Obama and Republicans come to town, HuffPost hires again and much more for a Monday.
Redistricting, police budget politics, the football stadium and more.
Robbery-Homicide takes over Bryan Stow case, 29,398 fewer state cellphones, John & Ken OK a tax vote by Republicans, Times and Daily both say no on red-light cameras, and more.
Budget, prisons, Villaraigosa's newest deputy, Garcettis at the White House, KNBC's new channel, the worst actor and actress and an exciting new Dodger. Plus more notes.
New Weiner disclosure involves a porn actress, Loretta Sanchez may lose her district, Lacey makes a campaign video for DA, plus Schwarzenegger, Frank Buckley, Marc Cooper, D.J Waldie, Ron Kaye and more.
A quick roundup of news and notes.
John Edwards indicted, Jack Kevorkian dies, Tim Leiweke threatens, Hector Tobar columnizes, Denise Hamilton reviews and more.
Now the green band trailer for "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo," PPIC's poll and Jerry Brown's taxes, Greuel subpoenas, more.
Ramirez a suspect in Nevada shooting too, Parks wants to split City Attorney office, what people don't know about Prop. 13, plus David Bergstein, Roger Ailes, David Folkenflik, Nikki Finke, Pandora Young, David Beckham, Charles Fleming and more.
The FBI's probe at City Hall grows, Newton on the Republican vote for mayor, unhappy white folks, Waldie on The Atlantic's look at local cities, interesting chefs of Downtown and Mike Brown is introduced later today as the Lakers" new coach.
School board race decided, saga of Streisand's Malibu compound, McCourts talk settlement, the Brattons send off Elaine's, and a new baby in L.A. media land. Plus more.
Briefly: LAPD "satisfied" with lineup involving suspect in Bryan Stow case, but still no charges filed. LAT Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas urges that the Crenshaw light-rail line stop at Leimert Park...
Lakers close in on Mike Brown, LA's vanishing children, housing commissioners living the good life, CNBC anchor Mark Haines dies and a local TV anchor tweets her lunch with political analysts. Plus much more.
What the SCOTUS ruling on prisons means, searching for more Dodger Stadium suspects, Antonio and Zev face to face, a new NYT columnist and more.
County jail for two, Greuel's fundraising lead, Caruso's next speech, Ricky Jay's book of KCRW commentaries and more.
A quickie round-up today.
A quick roundup this morning.
Arnold follows, Cooley follows, Fujioka follows, a marriage engagement in L.A. media land and more.
Election day, Brown's budget, those FlyAway buses to LAX run up a huge deficit and a bunch of media and politics notes.
Endeavour launches as Exposition Park awaits its arrival, state Democrats smell a two-thirds majority, the bungling of high-speed rail, more analysis of Caruso's speech, a gay CNN anchor plus books and authors and a bunch of media notes.
Interrogating LAUSD librarians, Sean Clegg on Caruso's speech, Drudge Report hires, Al Martinez on the "assassination" of bin Laden, plus Phil Jackson and more.
Brown back at work appointing Democrats, no charges against ex-EAA chief, where Maria Shriver might be living and more.
Inside the LAPD's red light photo unit, Greuel's cellphone audit, Brown's cuts, Villaraigosa's lunch at Drago yesterday, Rainey on those Schwarzenegger groping stories from '03, Hillary Swank's looks and much more.
More on Schwarzenegger-Shriver split, Cynthia Ruiz moves to Port job, the sheriff's own gangs problem, a Republican in the South Bay and the whale carcass in San Pedro. Plus more.
New value-added data on teachers from LAT, judges like Bob Dylan, LAPD legal settlements, the Legislature dumbs down and a bow tie in honor of Kam Kuwata. Plus a lot more for a Monday.
A top baseball official starts making the case against McCourt, plus Dianne Feinstein, Herb Wesson, Steve Lopez, Truthdig, Jackie Cooper and more.
Hotel taxes, Olvera Street, Geraldo Rivera, the Dalai Lama and 10 years after Bonny Lee Blakely's murder.
Villaraigosa back in DC, Scott Pelley to anchor CBS News, new editor for Huffington Post, plus LAT circulation, local Maggie winners, and mummified remains of ex-actress found dead in her home.
Sheriff Baca's freebies, Orlov's Tipoffs, city salaries and bonuses, DA drops "lynching" prosecution and more for a Monday.
Villaraigosa doings, Feinstein on Trump, Capitol Weekly's top 100, Michael Kinsley, Moby — and are William and Kate coming to L.A.?
Deasy hires a team and pays them well, Host International is back in the game at LAX, labor concessions at City Hall, plus Crenshaw rail, Vernon, Kelly Candaele and more.
Climate change and water, the state of Black Los Angeles, a parking tickets audit and a new role for book agent Steve Wasserman — plus more.
A round-up of news, politics and media notes and other observations to get the week started.
More on President Obama's visit, baseball v. McCourt, the subsidy behind the downtown NFL stadium and Riordan's backing of Beutner, plus Rick Dees, WeHo's John J. Duran and more.
A year later in the Gulf, Bell's whistleblower, Villaraigosa's budget, when Obama moved to Indonesia and Grete Waitz.
Brown helps the prison guards, stadium plan would give valuable development rights to AEG, county budget talk — plus Austin Beutner, Eric Garcetti, Nate Holden, James O'Keefe and more.
Sheriff Baca urges support for Trutanich as DA, Vincent Bugliosi writes about God, the Los Angeles Review of Books debuts a website, and it's Pulitzer day for the newspaper types. Plus more.
State of the city reactions, Dodgers come home to new security, Leiweke lashes out and more.
Lots of politics and media notes, plus the artwork hidden in Woody Woodpecker cartoons and Flip cameras RIP.
Ticket quotas, lawmaker gifts, more reaction to the death of Kam Kuwata and the Webby nominations, plus more media notes.
A summary of news, notes and observations to kick off the week.
Opening day at Dodger Stadium, 'tragedy" at the community colleges, no Plan B for Jerry Brown, KCET staffers forced to sign NDAs, Chapman University gets into the film business and Alycia Lane tweets against naked women.
Look for a warmer day, Brown on YouTube again, Rosendahl gets a Lopez column, Anaheim votes to go after the Sacramento Kings and Amy Tan sells a new book.
Taxi contract at LAX, campaign endorsements, Nikki Finke on medical leave, Jonathan Gold's obituary of Nate Dogg and more.
Robert Gibbs and Facebook, LAT looks again at value-added evaluation, DWP politics, Leiweke honored, a star push for Adam West and more.
Brown signs cuts, Republicans file initiatives, bus service cuts, lawyer Leonard Weinglass dies and more.
Brown's support slipping, Feinstein's too, Montiel's severance, Ed Harris as McCain, press photographer honors, La Villa Basque and more.
More cold rain coming, Jerry Brown's biggest problem, massage parlors are back, studying the San Andreas and more.
Brown looks good in Field Poll, LAPD hiring, lunch with Warren Christopher, HuffPost hires again, James Beard nominees, more media notes and a new book on Roy Campanella.
Jerry Brown takes to YouTube, Republican convention aftermath, a bigger city council, GLAAD awards and more media and politics notes — plus more for a Monday.
More on Japanese radiation, state budget cuts, Smear arrested, Villaraigosa and Carlos Fuentes on the radio and SPJ cancels tonight's event.
Manuel Jamines killing, date of Jane Harman election, more politics and media notes and sizing up the radiation threat to California.
An abbreviated batch of politics, media and news notes today.
Colleges, fish, a ton of politics notes and an update on La Villa Basque, all inside.
Bell voters throw the bums out, more election and census coverage, NPR's chief resigns over Tea Party comments and more.
On election day the Times finally covers the community college races, more LAX concession bids tossed out, questions about the AEG stadium and designs for an Expo line station in Westwood. Plus more.
John Bogert writes about his cancer, political jostling for Tuesday and 2013, free parking near polls, HuffPost hires six — plus Rashida Jones, Tate Donovan and the Dominator anniversary....
Satellite launch from Vandenberg fails, Trutanich dismisses charges against protesters, city campaign notes, NYT editor on L.A. radio and the last founding member of The Mattachine Society dies.
Rodney King day, more community college waste, DA Cooley promotes a key aide, rave review for "The Hollywood Sign" and more.
Jerry Brown and police pensions, Kamala Harris and gay marriages, Jamie McCourt and a judge, and Laemmle announces that the Music Hall will stay open at least another year.
It's Legionella bacteria at the Playboy Mansion, Christina Aguilera released without charges after drunkenness arrest, and Frank Rich leaves the New York Times for New York magazine. Plus more politics and media notes.
Archbishop Jose Gomez takes the crooked staff, Times urges defeat of three city councilmen, print pieces on Charlie Sheen, more politics and media notes and a book on the Hollywood sign.
Brown to get support of L.A. Chamber for taxes, Tom Campbell to run Chapman Law, Villaraigosa wants higher wall around Getty House, plus Charlie Sheen, Cardinal Mahony, Frank McCourt, Chris Erskine, "Glee" and more.
State Department warns journos in Libya, Alarcon cleared of one accusation, Abby Sunderland memoir sells and more books notes.
Apple after Jobs, Cardinal Mahony's mixed legacy, Lohan back in court, politics and media notes and the Ciclavia route.
Hijacked couple killed by pirates, 6 quake deaths in New Zealand, Philip Bruce leaves NPR West and more local media and politics notes.
Stadium progress, Board of Ed campaign spending, more politics and media notes, a Scientology book and a fight over the term urban homestead.
Borders to close 17 SoCal stores, Brown hiring freeze, special election winners, LAUSD's budget, more politics and media notes and the NYT gets a local dateline amusingly wrong.
Salaries in Bell, DiFi backs Hahn, Colorado researchers still upset at the Times and a Valley beagle wins at Westminster.
No knives at the Grammys, Patsaouras writing memoir, Saenz on short list for state Supreme Court and city election endorsements.
Brown's L.A. area appearances, the race to replace Harman, Democratic senators coming for Hollywood's money, authors back Measure L for the libraries and more.
Brown's speech in L.A. tonight and his sagging poll numbers, who got Whitman's money, the City Council forms a stadium committee and more.
Possible MPAA chief, new Ruben Salazar info coming, Huizar and Martinez actually talk issues, plus controversy over a photo of Nikki Finke.
Olbermann's Current TV gig, Jane Harman's seat, woman who regained her family's Klimt paintings dies, and more.
Roski insists he's still in, remembering Reagan as a moderate, Paul Haggis vs. Scientology and more.
No Morning Buzz today. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed....
Egypt violence goes after the journalists, chief justice on Prop. 8, stadium and bus lane follows, plus the end of the Women's Conference in Long Beach.
Cairo turns violent, Anderson Cooper attacked, Carolyn Cole photos, more stadium aftermath in L.A., plus Tim Rutten, Joe Frank, Rob Neyer, Doyce Nunis and more.
Jail move downtown, Rosendahl feeling "great great great," campaign and media notes, a Newton column and a reporter in Egypt. Plus more, all inside
OC's romantic bald eagle, Brown's state of the state, Anschutz donates to mayor's favorite PAC, Ron Kaye blasts LaBonge, and new media gigs for Snyder and Boyer. Plus more, inside.
Fallout from the cop-shooting hoax in Woodland Hills, more Grim Sleeper cases, Special Order 40, Dean Singleton, radio ratings and more.
Two more Grim Sleeper cases, LAPD tactical alert due to high number of radio calls, Brown gets poll support and an earful from mayors, city money for projects around Broad's art museum and a lot of media notes.
Villaraigosa in Sacramento, charter schools, campaign endorsements, Channel 22 sold, an award for Vin Scully and Dudamel turns 30. Plus more.
Oscar noms, labor vs. Parks, Mark Kriski comes home again, Rashida Jones and more.
Leiweke vs. Roski, Santos parents on Schwarzenegger, Villaraigosa staffer arrested, The King’s Speech wins the Producer's Guild, and who Richard Riordan escorted to the Golden Mikes. Plus much more.
Does Jerry Brown actually have any clout, Whitman reappears, Garcetti on mayoral run, moving Bon Appetit's test kitchen, Heidi & Frank, and much more.
Supreme Court rules against JPL scientists on privacy, this afternoon's rocket launch, lawmakers turning down free cars, plans for Union Station, CD 12 candidate returns and Blackboard Eats starts to charge. Plus much more.
Mark Kelly on learning erroneously that his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, had died. Plus news and notes from City Hall, the media and more....
Jerry Brown, more Golden Globes reaction and fallout, showbiz numbers down, Regis Philbin retires, Dodgers add another cheap alternative and much more.
Audio of Dr. Martin Luther King in Woodland Hills, Anschutz on board with stadium, Fox paying the Dodgers' bills and more.
Quick and early for Friday, but still pretty good.
More good news from Rep. Giffords hospital room, Jerry Brown vs. UC, Brown's big risks on budget, up close with activist Cary Brazeman and medical reports on local greats Etta James and Frank Robinson.
Giffords prognosis improves, wounded deputy identified, AP and Shepard Fairey reach settlement over the Obama Hope poster, plus Mark Kriski and a bunch of media notes.
Golden voice man detained by LAPD, more Brown budget reaction, Newsom becomes Lite Gov and the second issue of Slake.
Human remains at La Placita, Dennis Zine's dating, rats at City Hall, Playboy to go private, TNT's view of the Valley and more.
Grim Sleeper photos lead to new cases, Villaraigosa's secret stadium memo, and the return of Doug Frantz plus other politics, media and books notes.
Design for The Broad, permanent housing bust in the Inland Empire, Brown's new team and Rihanna's topless cover does well, plus more.
Jerry Brown's staggering blow to Los Angeles, Schwarzenegger's exit stench, a first look at KCET's new news offerings and more.
Jerry Brown's arrival, Arnold's exit, a new communications director in City Hall and a bunch of other politics and media notes.
Jerry Brown gets set to take the oath, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Diane Watson look back on their time in politics, Laura Chick leaves Los Angeles behind — and another scheduled release for Lindsay Lohan.
The rainfall broke a few records, Villaraigosa's un-campaign tour, a safe year on Santa Monica streets and the LA Weekly sheds an art critic.
Possible serial killer victims, Vernon's expensive attorney, Russell Martin speaks about leaving the Dodgers and more.
Mark Zuckerberg is Time's man of the year and a new member of the California Hall of Fame, plus red-light cameras, a new school year for LAUSD and The Tasting Kitchen gets noticed.
Calbuzz on Arianna, Rick Orlov's Tipoffs, Variety's shadow and the list of SPJ's new journalists of the year.
USC wants to buy Coliseum land, Villaraigosa vs UTLA, HIV positive porn actor speaks out, plus more inside.
What the Prop. 8 judges asked about, Joe Cerrell's memorial service, a new City Hall press deputy, California's "imaginary tax" and Derek Fisher's union activity. Plus more.
Prop. 8 in court and on TV, DWP news, Villaraigosa blew off the Hollywood Christmas parade, plus bedbugs, shots fired at the Arclight, a riff on Silver Lake and Scoops opens on the Westside.
Airport Commission head resigns, Boxer outspent Fiorina, DA looking at Assemblyman Gatto's residency, Manson's cellphone, a new CicLAvia in April plus Mark Kriski tweets a health update.
No World Cup for Los Angeles, Steve Cooley gets testy, a new communications director for Councilman Rosendahl, and is the yet-to-open Expo Line really a fiasco?
Another thought on how Steve Cooley lost, Tim Rutten on Sarah Palin's new book-length manifesto, journos who investigate for the state, KOCE officially becomes our PBS station and a bunch of news.
Moving LA's summer vacation, housing director controversy, Don Novey's gamble, Rick Orlov's Tipoffs and more.
Mayor Villaraigosa made his case for full-body scanners at LAX by going through one for the TV cameras. The Staples Center suite where a toddler fell to his death...
A two-year-old falls to his death at Staples Center after last night's Lakers game, plus more.
LA's beach curfew, Ronni Chasen murder, redistricting panel, McCourts back before a judge, Villaraigosa to Mexico and a media person death. Plus more.
Winner of AG count to get rising star status, Schwarzenegger's final grade, rabid bats, Hollywood Blvd. performers and more.
Jerry Brown at work, L.A. ballot measures, Katz resigns from high speed rail board and those new Lakers books by Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson.
Supervisors take up plastic bags, the City Council considers 13 ballot measures, the FPPC begins to investigate Cooley and more.
All the perennial candidates plus a bunch more filed to run for City Council, Antonovich and Commerce, redistricting, Rizzo and the Galaxy lose.
Tina Brown gets Newsweek, a new L.A. serial killer probe, politics notes and a new day for "Deadline L.A." Plus more.
Focus on Anne Gust Brown, is Jerry Brown really on vacation in Arizona?, the City Council to examine LAPD deployment, and the line forms for Jenny Oropeza's Senate seat. Plus: no more first-class travel for actors?
Schwarzenegger on pot, Villaraigosa at the Breeders' Cup race, a profile of mayoral chief of staff Jeff Carr, Mark Kriski's illness and more.
Conan debuts tonight, Olbermann to return Tuesday, Whitman's spending put in perspective, Qantas passengers stranded at LAX and much more for a Monday.
Cleaning up the analytical loose ends on the California election, the Valley goes Democratic and pro-pot, a Valley Chicano explores the Holocaust, James Rainey guest-hosts on KPCC and more.
Kamala Harris leads Steve Cooley in the race for attorney general by 38,519 votes with more than 96% of the precincts tallied, including all of them in Los Angeles County.
The year of the mail-in ballot, how Whitman spent $160 million, Bell's city council members get jeered, plus radio ratings and more.
Whitman and Brown donors are hedging their bets, the day's local campaign events, Brown denies he has tapped Gray Davis to run his transition, a possible new editor for Bon Appetit and and trouble again at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
AEG talks about football stadium plans for Downtown, Boxer goes up by eight points, Villaraigosa is in Lu Parker's home state and KTLA's Eric Spillman catches a bad guy.
Whitman charges the media double what Brown does, Fiorina still in the hospital, the DA wants to get rid of Vernon, new websites, Joe Torre at the White House and more.
Sheriff's watchdog won't investigate Baca's help for a donor, but wait until you see why. Plus women prefer Brown and Boxer, Whitman goes the litmus test route, Soros to help Prop. 19 and the county's new bike-commuting health director.
Sheriff Baca's unusual investigative help for a political donor, Dems beat Tea Party in the Valley, poll numbers, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and more.
Whitman up to $163 million, Steve Cooley is leading but somehow portrayed as a victim of Roman Polanski, Ridley-Thomas and Antonovich on the hyping of child deaths, plus Lindsay Lohan sent back to rehab.
State Sen. Jenny Oropeza died overnight at age 53, new PPIC poll numbers have Brown and Boxer ahead, plans for Obama's USC rally and more.
City traffic officials promise there will be fewer jams with Friday's campaign visit by President Obama, plus more inside.
Obama on the air for Boxer, Daily News endorses Brown, Laura Richardson's house in the news again, more on KCET's big move and a new hire at THR.
Weekend campaigning in the state races, last day to register to vote, Yaroslavsky will only say he's thinking about a run for mayor, Neon Tommy on NPR and the new Hollywood Reporter website launches.
Brown and the death penalty, Whitman on KABC, Props. 23 and 26, lowest homicide rate since 1975, and rough sex in the Jewish Journal. More inside.
NOW says it never demanded a "whore" firing, why so many restaurants don't post letter grades, Barry Minkow in the news, and Carmen Trutanich too. Plus much more after the jump.
I have a bunch of early meetings today. No Morning Buzz forthcoming. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed....
Obama, Palin and the Clintons all heading to California to campaign, tonight's got a Brown-Whitman debate, Guider out at THR, new gig for Laura Ling and the Daily Bruin goes to Cameroon.
Station Fire fight hurt by cost concerns, Giuliani in town campaigning for Whitman, Villaraigosa at the White House, LA's future PBS shows and more media and book notes.
Brown apologizes for underling's Whitman slur, she has now spent $121 million of her own money to become governor, an LAPD officer convicted, plus book and media notes.
Judge has a familiar name, teachers threaten to sue, Baca endorses Brown and more.
Ed Rosenthal talks about the desert and god, still loots of talk about Meg Whitman's money and her ex-housekeeper, Gloria Allred again declines to say who put her up to it and the L.A. Times endorses Republican Steve Cooley.
If Councilman Alarcon goes down for not living in his district home, it could be because he forgot to leave the water running. Plus more notes inside.
Spending welfare money out of state, more politics of LAFD assistants, more redevelopment scams, USC gets to keep its trademark and more.
Maids, polygraphs and vetoes, plus Rosendahl talks about being gay, calling for more memories of Tom Bradley and Lakers tickets go on sale.
What the Whitman-housekeeper boomlet means, Whitman and Brown tied in another poll, the FBI and LAPD collaborate to solve a whole bunch of homicides, almost half don't pay their red-light camera tickets, plus one ex-councilman gets a job and another one passes on.
Debate roundup, Boxer-Fiorina today, higher fees to adopt a dog, and Angeleno editor Degen Pener signs on with Janice Min at the Hollywood Reporter.
Meg and Jerry debate tonight, questions about methodology of the Times-USC poll, thumbs down on the state Legislature, a stress hotline for LAUSD teachers and more after the jump.
Hotter yet again today, last week for McCourt v. McCourt, more polling mania in the state election races, plus Jose Huizar, Ari Swiller and more.
Whitman and Brown tied in Field Poll, how Robert Rizzo may have hid the high salaries in Bell, LADOT chief resigns, Larry Elder returns to KABC and more inside.
Whitman, Brown, Mrs. Brown, pot, Mrs. Obama, a job opening at City Hall for a media type and more inside.
Concessions contracts awarded at LAX, original Wonkette talks to Schwarzenegger, Mel Brooks on the radio and much more.
Jamie McCourt's SUV hits a pedestrian, Paris Hilton pleads guilty in Vegas, The Madeleine Brand Show debuts at 9 a.m. and more for a Monday — including items on Jerry Brown, Rick Caruso, Rick Dees, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, Ruben Martinez and others.
Check out Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed.
Whitman's record spending, Jerrry Brown needs to be lucky, Bell's new city attorney has a past, new job for Bill Bratton and a floating pig over Downtown.
Pay to play on local TV, Jerry Brown sues over Bell and more inside.
Jerry Brown apologizes for bringing Monica Lewinsky into it, Board of Supes to look at letter grades for food trucks, LAPD officers get scammed, a gay Saudi diplomat here seeks asylum and more inside.
Daily News warns mayor again, schools open at the old Ambassador Hotel site, bikers count on Arnold, Natalie Portman dances and much more.
San Bruno residents smelled gas for days, another tragic shooting in Rampart, Bell not the first corrupt city, why City Hall contracts get so political and Marilyn Monroe's home sells.
Another Brown-Whitman debate, the benefactor of Schwarzenegger's Asian trip, Robin Kramer to the harbor commission and more inside.
Larry King's replacement becomes official, LAT urges defense of Prop. 8, Mel Gibson's arresting deputy sues, the times loses two reporters in Washington and much more inside.
Long bunch of news and notes coming back from the holiday weekend. Tucked away neatly inside, as usual.
Boxer v Fiorina, labor rests on Brown spending, enviros lick their wounds, Baca says pot shops are crime dens, the New Yorker's coming stories on AOL and Facebook, and a...
Boxer and Fiorina meet on TV tonight, Frank McCourt on the stand, coverage of Sacramento's end of session and much more.
Child fatality failures, big fundraising week in Sacramento, Batman and Yoda coming to the City Council and not for laughs, and more inside.
The story of the day in Los Angeles is the opening pitch of the Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce trial. It's not OJ, MJ or Phil Spector big, but it...
Traffic disruption in Century City, Metrolink offers to settle with Chatsworth victims, Steve Cooley's campaign contributors, plus Keith Brackpool, Robert Rizzo, Tim Mangan, Will Forte, pot shops and today's Bookworm guest.
Is the county Department of Children and Family Services hiding child deaths, plus Obama's pitch crashes Brown's website, Fox's bipartisan donations in California, CBS' bad week, the new THR and...
DWP and the ocean, the Obama is a Muslim canard, EAA ratifies health care contributions, a look at Diller Scofidio + Renfro plus The Hollywood Reporter claims it has more...
California Republicans feeling pretty good, Whitman says she would defend Prop. 8 in court, Willie Brown on Schwarzenegger, Metro's bungled turnstiles program, plus audio of Vin Scully's press conference and more.
More on the mystery woman whose name swirls around the mummified remains in Westlake, plus Whitman's upcoming weekend, an outrage worse than Bell, the Ruben Salazar files and more.
Ripped from the annals of noir L.A.: mummified remains of two infants from the 1930s found in Westlake district steamer trunk. Plus more inside on two days of Obamajams, the county tries to kill the messenger on child deaths, and more.
Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown, school scores are up, Villaraigosa and the cyclists, a Heal the Bay mockumentary and more.
Obama will be in Hancock Park for fundraisers this evening, so plan traffic accordingly. Plus more inside.
Sacramento Democrats' new tax plan, Hewlett-Packard people seem to prefer Boxer, new watering rules and more.
Great white sharks making a comeback off our coast, LAT staffers who sued Sam Zell lose a big round, prior restraint of Times allowed to continue, plus more US staffers follow Janice Min the Hollywood Reporter and notes on Lisa Leslie, David Beckham, Rick Neuheisel, Lady Gaga, Susanna Hoffs and a new food blog.
Bell's big problem isn't high salaries but that it's controlled by gangs, says veteran southeast reporter Jeffrey Anderson. Plus Steve Cooley's gifts, Broad and Saban give to Brown and Whitman, the report on Maxine Waters, LAX north runway may be moved and that judge is slapped down for prioor restraint of a Times photo.
What's riding on Boxer-Fiorina, another Downtown developer wants a tax break, plus Dana Goodyear, Joel Kotkin, Stefano Tonchi, Gustavo Arellano and more....
What Maxine Waters had to say, what Jerry Brown did say, what legal analysts are saying about the Prop. 8 ruling, Jack Shafer's advice on what Sidney Harman shouldn't say...
Mary Hart has done enough ET, Meg with John & Ken, a judge chills the Times, LoGrande confirmed, Sean Penn as Max Perkins and a whole bunch of media notes.
KCET's financial struggles, Prop. 8 ruling's timing, Tribune troubles redux, Tim Rutten on Anne Rice quitting the Christians, and will Los Angeles County cost the Democrats the election?
Greuel on a jury, Garcetti for Echo Park lake crackdown, Whitman's amazing spending, Lakers playoff tickets for lawmakers and more.
Lohan is out of jail, Bell's cops got paid well too, Gregory Rodriguez on "white racial anxiety" and affirmative action, plus rules for political tweets and media notes.
Expo Line, Bell, Mitrice Richardson, Eli Broad's museum and more.
Your smart phone says who you will vote for, plus more politics, news and media notes.
More politicians jump on Bell story, CNN's ratings, Mordigan Nurseries, Magnolia Bakery problems and more.
Republicans upbeat on Fiorina, Bell officials give up the money, reaction to LoGrande, the Battle of Los Angeles and more. Inside.
Deja vu in the race for governor, HuffPost examined again, Tribune papers not close to giving up print, the Downtown stadium gets onto "Entourage" and much more for Monday after the jump.
Bell's officials resign, city manager Rizzo faces drunk driving charge, Arianna not moving to New York, more on the Journolist flap, Ron Kayes hates transit and hearts the Valley, and the Times gets ready to write about the river.
Cortines makes his exit plans, John & Ken turn against Meg Whitman, mixed week for Andrew Breitbart, defense fund for Richard Alarcon and the death of Silver Lake's walking man.
The new California chief justice, Nathaniel Ayers goes to the White House, Fiorina changes her mind, DWP defends its money hoarding, Lindsay Lohan's 13-day sentence and more.
Coverage plan for Lindsay Lohan's jail hearing, dubious City Council fundraising, dubious CRA media advice, outrage in Bell plus much more.
Radar Online's Mel Gibson bump, an ethics commissioner wants to know more about the mayor's tickets, Border Patrol numbers, an un-Christian pastor in Temecula and much more for a Monday.
It's safe to speed in Arizona again, John Edwards the movie, Ron Kaye's political aspirations, the L.A. River's kayaking biologist speaks, the LAT's Emmy nomination and a KTLA reporter heads to Iraq to work for the government. Details inside.
Big heat coming, big salaries in Bell, the 1988 press conference and reward on the Grim Sleeper, a bureau chief leaves, plus Meg Whitman, Jerry Brown, Ronald George, Bill Bratton, Joe Berlinger, Rachelle Spector and more.
Arnold's job performance rating hits new low, Nikki Finke finally talks about "Tilda," ethics commissioners on the free tickets and more after the jump....
Whitman's investment in Mike Murphy's movie career, Andrew Malcolm's flakkery again, LAT staffers warned about tweets, Polanski's victim still wants it to end, White House press secretaries in town, an arts blog dies and a books blog begins. Plus more, inside.
What Villaraigosa could learn from Tom Bradley, what Jerry Brown has learned about Meg Whitman, and what Austin Beutner is learning about snubs of the City Council. Plus more, inside.
Emmy noms, new status for el Rio Porciuncula, Boxer's polling stats, the end of National Public Radio and more, all inside.
Brown-Whitman in a tie, Lohan's likely actual time to be served, Fox 11 camera operator gets $1.7 million, a new coach for the Clippers and more.
Soon-Shiong buys up Brentwood, a Manson girl comes up for parole again, what to do about L.A.'s watering rules, the jury deliberates in Oscar Grant killing and an architecture obituary. Plus more as we return from the long holiday weekend.
Services for CHP officer Ortiz, child welfare lets another child die, a Mitrice Richardson lawsuit, a library parcel tax vote maybe, and Alhambra's gateway.
Five officers lost by the CHP, the budget-less legislature leaves town, which campaigns Hollywood is giving to, the politics of free tickets and a weak editorial, plus much more inside.
Whitman's campaign staffing, Villaraigosa's taste in music, Usher not running, Broad takes out a permit for his museum and Scott Turow speaks tonight with Dustin Hoffman. Plus more inside.
Long Wimbledon match ends, controversies over county probation and welfare recipients in casinos, overlooking the Arizona boycott if it helps revenue, the earth moves and more.
Landon Donovan scores a big one for the U.S., Meg Whitman goes after Jerry Brown, L.A.'s most popular filming site, Yvonne Burke as lobbyist and Glenn Beck's turgid first novel. Plus more.
Mexico loses but advances at the World Cup, who might carry on Eli Broad's role of architecture patron, Sarah Palin and Fiorina, a relic from "Emergency!" and Steve Lopez on the air. Plus Kristina Ripatti rides her bike across the U.S.
Good luck getting in or out of the Lakers parade zone, GQ's story on Christine Daniels, the 405 project and why is L.A. so uninterested in the BART officers' trial here?
Bynum is in Game 7 and Perkins is out, VP Biden coming to California to campaign, regulating food trucks, cops being bad, plans for All Saints in Pasadena and politics notes.
Cardinal Mahony's deposition, the Obamas see the Getty, the City Council delays on Arizona, Gov. Schwarzenegger comes to the Press Club Awards, plus Joel Kotkin, Jeanie Buss, Glenn Beck and more.
Charlie Sheen's car does it again, Meg Whitman buys $20 million more chips, Beutner plans our future, Pierce O'Donnell back on the hook, a $105,000 cell phone and more.
SCOTUS to review California prison order, Villaraigosa paid for his U2 tix, Jack Kyser to retire, Roy Ashburn discusses secret life, John Wooden's funeral plus a whole bunch of weekend and media notes.
CHP officer killed in Redlands, Barbara Boxer's hair, Ryan Seacrest's TV future, the down side of Trutanich's power grab, plus what Gustavo Arellano plans to say at UCLA's graduation later today. And more, after the jump.
Greuel audits DWP finances, Whitman's cost per vote, Rutten on a "wretched" book by Chuck Barris, an LAPD officer arraigned and more, plus some media notes.
The New York Times isn't the only big newspaper publisher looking at the perceived weakness of the Los Angeles Times in its home market and thinking hmmm.
Election result updates, closing L.A. libraries two days a week, the City Council gets involved in Arizona again, Mayor Villaraigosa on the Critical Mass video, Yaroslavsky on his John Wooden dinners, plus Lindsay Lohan and some media hiring notes.
Yahoo's desire to buy Huffington Post, five myths about California politics, would Reagan be conservative enough for today's California GOP, yet another story on Mickey Kaus, fear of Carmen Trutanich, plus Alycia Lane, the Entryway Project and more.
Lakers-Celtics at 6 p.m., Beck makes a wager, labor's political machine, Brown puts up some cash, Nate Silver and 538.com move to the New York Times, and more.
More Arizona boycottishness, Trutanich wants his own grand jury, Cooley and the archdiocese, Villaraigosa's freebies and more.
Mexico wants Beresford-Redman for murder, Archbishop Gomez gets a rock star welcome in the Valley, Bynum has his knee drained, robbers shoot a Trader Joe's clerk and more after the jump.
Janice Min's plans for THR, a Mickey Kaus radio spot, plus billboards, Charlie Beck, Bobby Shriver and a fun transit blog.
Whitman's people claim big lead, debuts for the new Tom Bradley Terminal and Coadjutor Archbishop Jose Gomez, an LAPD cop gets $2 million from a jury and the Times gives itself its awards. Plus more after the jump.
You won't believe what a paramedic call costs in Los Angeles — and they want to raise it 37%. Plus Meg Whitman's polling, advice from David Nahai, some blog and media notes, a job opening at the ACLU and bad reviews for "Sex and the City."
Sarah Ferguson and Bruce Beresford-Redman skulk into town, though not necessarily together. Plus a Monday assortment of media, politics and news notes.
Kevin Costner gets oily, Lindsay Lohan gets off the boat, President Obama gets back on the plane, Meg Whitman gets talky and more after the jump.
Parsing the PPIC poll, Villaraigosa still with the president of Mexico, DWP, Randal Simmons, Suge Knight, Otis Redding and more.
Sheriff Baca's "un-American" revenge, Whitman cashes another check, L.A.'s budget hawks, Villaraigosa heads back to D.C., Steve Lopez campaigns, a lesbnian in West Hollywood, a shout-out to Axles of Evil — and so much more.
Political consultants rolling in the dough, Brown finally campaigns, Kaus tapes radio spots, Conan chooses Burbank and Drew Street may ask for a new name.
Schwarzenegger's onus, Mozingo's series, neglected ponies, a chef in trouble with the law, the Lakers begin round three and a blogger's photo gets picked up. Plus the death of Ronnie James Dio.
What the police commission won't tell us, how Homeboy is no MOCA, GOP attacks on Streisand, more on Klinkenborg's L.A. and The Ring cycle's singers feel at risk.
More budget pain on the way, Nazi victims don't like all this name calling, Greig Smith explains, Villaraigosa heads to D.C., an LAPD officer pleads guilty and the Hotel Figueroa comes clean — plus geese drop in at the Norton Simon.
New website for Sheriff Baca, boycotting Arizona, Jewish Journal up, Sarah Silverman down, and perhaps the last great newspaper novel.
How to buy entry into the governor's house, Pete Wilson on immigration, the cost of city layoffs, plus Villaraigosa on jury duty, George Will, Roman Polanski, Mike Piazza and a Leimert Park reading for Lena Horne.
Microsoft to convene in L.A., no Times endorsements for Whitman, Ponzer, Brown or Boxer, the return of Al Checchi and more bankruptcy talk from Dick Riordan.
Riordan op-eds again, Schwarzenegger lifestyle reined in, the DWP writes a big check, the City Attorney notifies pot clinics and Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a misspelled star.
Times Square suspect in custody, Tony Awards nominations, Webby Awards for locals and more, including a question for our times: is comedian Paul Rodriguez on the state water commission or not?
Poizner-Whitman debate, how the Hoiles lost the Register, when Steve Glazer met Jerry Brown, Villaraigosa backs off his arts cuts and much more.
DWP workers caught going to strip clubs and drinking on the job, who paid for the Gates funeral?, the Times endorses Newsom over Hahn, and what could the Broad museum mean for downtown?
Escape from Pitchess, Arizona backlash, Whitman regrets, Ridley-Thomas puts on a show for Steve Lopez and more.
Maldonado's confirmation, defending Daryl Gates' handling of the riots, Santana charged, more X Games in L.A., more Alan Rich appreciation and is Nikki Finke being diluted?
Long lines again for free health care in South L.A., LAT's Sunday circulation drops under a million, the spring ritual at City Hall, street closures for the Daryl Gates funeral and more.
Campbell rises in a poll, dueling tax returns, packaging Beutner, radio ratings and another downtown police funeral scheduled.
Romney comes back for Whitman, Kaus and Ann Coulter, editorializing against Beutner and a new Knott's history book.
Rain on the way, less-dire budget news all around, the morning news battleground, a new book show and more.
Democrats wrap up in L.A. before Obama visits, LAT's in-house anti Obama blogger spins the trip, a letter from L.A. and Animal in the new New Yorker, a new blog and more.
Inventing the tea party express, Whitman's video reports, Jill Stewart on City Hall, Capitol Weekly's lower Top 100 and more — inside after the jump.
LAPD funeral traffic, saving teachers at LAUSD, Gatto gets to runoff in AD 43 and Villaraigosa's gift report for the year. Plus more.
Big Downtown funeral for officer Robert Cottle, crackdown on tailgaters at Dodger Stadium, a possible LAPD hiring freeze and more.
Riordan makes L.A. bankruptcy sound like a good idea, squeezing homicide detectives, a shorter school year, Susan Estrich and Justice Stevens, Angela Markel and more catching up for a Monday.
Blame Villaraigosa and the DWP, the Times says, while the Daily News runs a front page call for the mayor to resign.
Greuel says April 19 is when city workers have to stop working, Whitman writes another $20 million check, The Wrap vs. Newser and more.
LegalZoom is still looking to leave L.A., seeking funds to cap the Hollywood Freeway for a park, assault charges against jail deputies, Hot Tub Political Machine and more politics and media notes.
Analyzing the DWP rates showdown, checking in on Bill Bratton, another southeast city official indicted , traffic ticket stings in Glendale and more.
Garfield High to name auditorium for Jaime Escalante, more on last night's DWP rates vote, big Bev Hills fundraiser for Meg Whitman, an anniversary for Larry Mantle and more.
L.A.'s homicide rate headed back up, Burbank PD's shooting at pursuit suspect, which sports Republicans watch, a court date for Frank and Jamie and more....
More DWP politics, Karl Rove disrupted, and the story behind Westside Rentals. Inside after the jump.
A compromise on DWP rates, Villaraigosa considers naming his job czar to run the utility and gets some good reviews in D.C., and a report from the Cooley roast. Plus media notes and more.
Even higher DWP rates now envisioned, Nikki Finke and the Hollywood Reporter don't agree on what she was offered, a longer Gold Line, dark days at Channel 35 and more.
The pot initiative makes the November ballot, support for same-sex marriage reaches 50%, DA Steve Cooley to be roasted, the Burbank teacher pleads no contest and 300 tickets written in one Downtown swoop.
City Council asserts itself on the DWP rates, California's algebra experiment not working, The Standard pays for pouring pool chemicals down the drain, plus Meg Whitman, Jerry Brown, Lee Baca, Walter Karabian and more.
Baca goes right back at it after D.C. dustup, Whitman's spending, Jerry Brown's old apartment, LAist's owner close to sale and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards. Plus more, of course.
Johnny Mountain retires as part of the KCBS/KCAL turnover, Trutanich won't cut pay, Speaker Perez's low district profile, a dirty trick aimed at Gavin Newsom, a Times arts hire and a birth in the media family.
More DWP activity, Cooley investigating Board of Supes, political writers feud, who's missing from "The Runaways" and a Cesar Chavez movie in the works.
Boxer's popularity down, Pau Gasol seeks paparazzi help from the police, a gay bishop for L.A. gets approval and Metro may bring back beer and wine ads.
Politics day in the Morning Buzz, plus some media notes.
An early morning quake, Villaraigosa raises DWP bills a whole bunch, the Whitman-Poizner debate and Jamie McCourt as a candidate for mayor — and president
Free rides for local politicians, Hollywood and Barbara Boxer, Villaraigosa's carbon surcharge and the New Yorker looks at Hollywood publicists. Plus more, after the jump.
City Hall spending, Villaraigosa delays, Whitman stages, a new candidate runs for assessor and a local politics obituary. Plus more, all after the jump.
Gavin Newsom chatter, Cooley calls out his deputies, National Magazine Award finalists, another AOL Patch in South Bay, the death of Corey Haim and more.
Another anti-gay Republican admits he's gay, trespassers at the Oscars, Caruso gets political, the City Council's voting machines and more.
Top LAT editors opposed last week's "Alice in Wonderland" ad, evolution of the Howard Jarvis organization, Sheriff Baca to hit the streets, KUSC, Jaime Escalante and more.
Sheriff Baca releases inmates early, Joel Grover goes after bogus disabled parking, Arnold and Maria get paid to promote California, editor hospitalized after meeting with New Times' Mike Lacey, and more...after the jump.
Other duties call this morning. Check out Mark's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed....
DA Cooley told to stop punishing his deputies who belong to the union, Trutanich called out for that excessive bail gimmick, LAT loses another top Washington reporter, a new Janice Hahn video hit on Newsom — plus Jello Biafra looks back at Jerry Brown. All that and more after the jump.
Jay Leno returns, Jerry Brown and Sun Tzu, Ebert on Oprah, a local college president resigns and a media person drives and survives Laurel Canyon for the first time.
Villaraigosa wants another new fee on DWP customers, AP covers L.A's budget problems, Speaker Perez's influence issues, the Rafu Shimpo in big trouble and Ban Ki-moon comes to town.
A quickie roundup for Friday.
Assignment editor takes part in sting, a councilman registers his dog, Cooley called a liberal, 99 things to eat before you die — and more after the jump.
Teachers prevail over charters in LAUSD vote, Schwarzenegger turns to a friend, Ridley-Thomas's office redo is back — and more after the jump.
Reaction from the neighborhood councils, Ramona Ripston makes plans to retire from the ACLU, Jay Leno's first guests, an Obama biography and more.
Villaraigosa plans to eliminate the city department that supports neighborhood councils, candidate Steve Cooley has union troubles, and an LAFD pilot retires.
Tiger Woods is sorry, the McCourt divorce battle enters another inning, Gavin Newsom's money, Jonathan Gold on the street fest lines — and is Maxine Waters trying to drum up a candidate against Karen Bass?
Jacques Barzaghi spotted in Oakland, Poizner comes under pressure, Newsom still undecided, changing the sheriff's rules of engagement and some media people in the news.
DiFi out, Karen Bass in (with Watson's support), Newsom still not saying and Janice Hahn has more explaining to do.
Black tar heroin from Mexico, journalist murders in Mexico and the Board of Supervisors pln a vote on the Grand Avenue project. Plus more, after the jump.
Searching for Cardinal Mahony's successor, mayor explains his layoff talk, thinking about city bankruptcy and the Hollywood sign story boomlet.
The Century Plaza hotel won't be torn down after all thanks to a negotiated deal, the L.A. Times puts a large house ad on its front page, and disclosure of campaign donations sours Janice Hahn's plans to serve as an "impartial arbiter" at the port
Wendy Greuel, Steve Bing, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Jonathan Gold and Laurie Ochoa, James Rainey and more.
Jay Leno slinks out of prime-time, expect the Hollywood sign to be covered with a banner, more City Council drama over the budget and more.
NBC makes Conan disappear online, feuding over Conrad Murray, the gay judge hearing the Prop. 8 case and plenty of politics notes for a Monday.
Sure glad there's nothing suspicious about the latest Charlie Sheen news...plus more amusing reaction to the Carly Fiorina demon sheep ad, doubts about the mayor's pledge to find jobs for 360 city workers, and the Expo Line to Santa Monica passes a big hurdle.
A Supreme Court justice knocks California sentencing policy and the prison guards union, higher fines for red light violations, a question about Eli Broad — and why is airport commissioner Sam Nazarian not coming to meetings?
The mayor's job czar supports Meg Whitman for governor, Gavin Newsom could ruin Janice Hahn's day and the "litmus-test politics" behind GOP opposition to Steve Cooley — plus much more.
Your list of Grammy winners, plus blue whales change their octave, Cardinal Mahony's succession, the budget mess at City Hall, a bunch of endorsements for Janice Hahn and Ed Roski's political donations. And more.
Higher traffic and parking fines as a budget tool, LA vs. the Petersen auto museum, Saban goes Republican and more.
Couple of LAPD Metro officers busted, Prop. 8 testimony ends, why the mud didn't flow and how movie portrayals of female journalists are always so lame (Maggie Gyllenhaal edition.)
Lawmakers hang on to their free tickets and meals, new City Hall job czar chats with Steve Lopez, the L.A. connection for an anti-Obama website and more.
More rain today, the inmate release plan kicks in, Inglewood's mayor pleads out and resigns, plus a couple of local obituaries — and more.
Arnold gloats to Maureen Dowd about Scott Brown, "The Hurt Locker" picks up momentum and a bunch of politics, media and author notes for a Monday.
Villaraigosa's fiscal plan for the city, foreign money in campaigns and Jerry Brown's elusive papers...plus more after the jump.
NTSB investigators go with the red light theory on the Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, Whitman puts in another $20 million, bracing for layoffs at City Hall and the case against Erroll Southers.
Southers pulls out of consideration to run TSA, what the Massachusetts vote could mean in the Boxer Senate race, Fiorina in the Valley and the geniuses at NBC stumble toward the post-Conan future.
Prisoner release on hold, Chief Beck changes his tune on pot clinics, praising Army Archerd and the Bodhi Tree, and much more in an extra-full, post-long weekend edition.
Villaraigosa, Garcetti, Cedillo, Greuel, even an appearance by Larry, Moe and Curly — and Lucille Ball.
Fiddling with the medical pot ordinance, the assessor won't run again, a TV reporter switches sides and more — including the family of Mitrice Richardson filing a claim.
Emotional testimony on Prop. 8, ambition at City Hall and a critical audit of spending by neighborhood councils. Plus more.
Supreme Court blocks YouTube coverage of Prop. 8 trial, Carmen Trutanich as DA candidate, the Times fumbles away another subscriber — and more.
Some hints at what's behind Michael Brand's Getty departure, John Perez elected Speaker and Charles Johnson talks some more about the right's anger at his conversion.
New smog standards, Facebook's guy in the AG race and crime stats keep getting better.
Arnold's final state of the state speech, moves at City Hall against the unions and for a film commission, and some of Councilman Krekorian's new hires — plus much more...
Trutanich says what ails him, new life for Kirkus Reviews and the water main break du jour.
Welcome to the new year, which in Sacto means the long farewell of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the sudden arrival of John Perez.
This is a holiday week around LAO, so expect light posting. Here's a slimmed down Morning Buzz. An L.A. Times editorial urged Controller Wendy Greuel to appeal the ruling that...
A lot of people still read newspapers, HuffPost's Antonio for Senate rumor called silly, and pot come backs to the City Council — more after the jump....
Golden Globes nominations, the Dodgers salary-dump Juan Pierre, another look at the porn business and the mayor calls in from Copenhagen — plus more after the jump....
Steve Poizner is sure spending a lot his own money to run, spending remorse at the Police Protective League, and a new job for a laid-off journalist. More, much more,...
Krekorian goes back to Sacramento, Art Torres gets a raise, another reporter move at the Times and City Hall's beacon shone last night. More news and notes after the jump....
John Perez to be elected Speaker today, Essel wasted $156 per vote to lose, a pregnant woman murdered in Venice and more after the jump....
Day after on Krekorian over Essel, Garcetti admits interest in mayor or Senate, Judge Real off the Alex Sanchez case, and the battling McCourts agree on something finally. More after...
More excessive radiation from CT scans, delays on the Expo Line, surviving six months on a bus bench in the Valley, and voting ends today in the 2nd district —...
Looking at all the labor money in the CD 2 race, old LAPD riot helmets headed to Washington state, and artist Richard Ankrom's guerrilla freeway sign has been found. Plus...
Polanski at home in his chalet, Time chases Meg Whitman and more after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and...
Schwarzenegger years labeled a disappointment, a newspaper calls for getting rid of the lieutenant governor, and you can now get Reagan on your iPhone. Plus more after the jump. Quick...
Tiger Woods cops to transgressions, water main break eats a Lexus, Sam Zell gives up one title and La Opinión goes hyperlocal — plus much more after the jump....
Don't hold your breath for charges in Michael Jackson's death, Villaraigosa makes plans for his next overseas trip, locals are at the center of a power struggle in the Assembly,...
Schwarzenegger's bad day at the track, Angeles Crest stays closed and an exit chat with CRA's Cecilia Estolano, plus more after the jump. From the long weekend: New Hollywood site...
Quick roundup for getaway day: Roman Polanski was granted bail and possibly house arrest in Switzerland, but an appeal is pending. L.A. Now Pot dispensaries could continue to accept cash...
Color commentary all around on yesterday's LAPD brass shake-up, Schwarzenegger parks in the red, Sarah Palin and Latinos and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas dodges the media. Those and more after the jump....
Bratton may want his old NYPD job back, Meg Whitman is following the Sarah Palin act, and more evidence of political sleaze in the city's pension systen. Plus: how many...
Beck's popular first order, Leiweke calls Trutanich's bluff, what it's like to be 33, gay and a deputy mayor, and the LAT's Rainey weighs in on Ruth Seymour. Plus a...
DWP has a new theory on water main breaks, Xavier Becerra in trouble with the Speaker, a book deal for Andrew Breitbart and more after the jump. Yesterday's posts are...
Beck's confirmation vote, Villaraigosa gets a Thai massage, Broad still talking museum with Beverly Hills and much, much more in today's catch-up buzz. Tucked neatly after the jump,. as usual....
Tough situation in the mid-city area, Susan Kennedy's future with Schwarzenegger, Playboy's possible sale and more after the jump — including a Larchmont shop trying to change the rules it...
Back from the holiday with a reading of the Jerry Brown tapes, a conspiracy theory about Charlie Beck, big layoffs at Current TV in L.A. and more after the jump...
More on that secret taping of reporters by a Jerry Brown aide, Beck moves forward and the City Council is gone to Texas. Plus more, of course, after the jump....
Sacramento's withholding tax increase, a new hit on Nikki Finke and fare hikes at Metrolink, plus much more after the jump. From the weekend: Mark Lacter on the Toyota scandal...
More analysis of Charlie Beck, plus the state's big water deal, blacks and pot in Pasadena, Andrew Breitbart and more after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at...
How Beck almost didn't get the LAPD job, plus more reaction and politics notes from all over. After the jump. Los Angeles County election results are here....
LAPD veteran Charlie Beck is Mayor Villaraigosa's choice for police chief, the L.A. Times is reporting online. More buzz after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA...
Waiting until Tuesday for the new chief, more parsing of Gavin Newsom's exit, plus more after the jump — including anniversaries for the Sports Arena and the Herald Examiner....
No hate angle in synagogue shooting, a Burbank cop kills himself on the street, and Villaraigosa's unfunded subway dream after the jump — plus more. Also see today's Mark Lacter...
Fabian Nuñez cleared, Steve Lopez sees the gynecologist, an assistant chief comes to class and an interesting look inside the New York Times newsroom — plus Sam Zell's regrets and...
Pretty shocking numbers in the nationwide crackdown on child prostitution, Hollywood restaurateur booked in death of fetus, new political endorsements and Anderson Cooper's ratings in the tank — plus much...
Bad circulation numbers for the L.A. Times, the mayor steps out with Lu Parker, new controversy around David Lizarraga and a media apology — plus more after the jump, of...
MTA goes for the subway, Sheriff Lee Baca on TMZ, Trutanich vs. Leiweke and more. After the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and...
Leiweke vs. Trutanich and more politics after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter....
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Blogger offers three finalists for LAPD chief, Polanski staying put and more. After the jump....
Falcon and the snow job, interviewing begins for LAPD chief and more news and notes after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and...
Anschutz, Schwarzenegger, Nahai and more, after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter....
Jaycee Dugard speaks, a possible lifting of the claims limits for the Chatsworth Metrolink disaster, KTLA's new set and and a whole bunch of media items. After the jump....
Roundups of the bill signings in Sacramento, a flash-flood watch and remembering the Staples Center issue of the LAT Magazine, plus much more after the jump. Also get today's Mark...
It's Columbus Day, which means most people work and go to school, but banks, post offices, courts, libraries and federal, state, county and city offices are closed. Trash pickup in...
Schwarzenegger at a Democratic fundraiser, the coming initiative war and that South L.A. woman is still missing in Malibu Canyon. Those items and more after the jump. Remember, Mark Lacter...
More moves in Trutanich v. Greuel, cop cars from Australia and the Dodgers begin the playoffs — plus more after the jump. Mark Lacter is off for a few days...
Clinton in town to endorse Newsom, H1N1 vaccine is coming and Adam Carolla's podcast, plus the return of Frosty, Heidi and Frank to the airwaves. Those and more are below...
Chicago falls out of the Olympic chase early, new models of arts journalism on display and AG Jerry Brown vows to look at ACORN and how its workers got taped....
Earthquakes in L.A. North, prayers for Samoa and hoopla for Dudamel below the jump, with much more of course. Mark Lacter's morning headlines are at LA Biz Observed. Also be...
Schwarzenegger's new tax plan, Meg Whitman's Sonny Bono defense, American Apparel's firings and more after the jump. Get Mark Lacter's morning headlines over at LA Biz Observed, and you can...
Polanski's role in his own arrest, more outrage on Kittridge Street, and water mains go national. Those topics and more below the jump. Also catch Mark Lacter's morning headlines at...
More on Polanski and a new water main break after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter....
That testimony about Cardinal Mahony, more statewide candidates, Chief Bratton's house and more after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark...
In the morning news: a couple of local genius grant winners, a big gang raid, voting in the Valley and a bunch more notes. Also see Mark Lacter morning headlines...
More water main breaks, Dick Cook's bad day, John Edwards' bad decision and more in Morning Buzz, tucked below the fold. Don't forget to check out Mark Lacter at LA...
I'm still catching up (with email and sleep), so just a quick run through this morning with some news and items from the past few days. Tucked after the jump....
It's Thursday and Kevin's returning today so here are just a few tidbits to get things started: They might not be able to say yea or nay on that early...
It's Wednesday and what? No new outbursts to report? Emotional ones, no. But two more water mains burst in the San Fernando Valley overnight. And what do water officials have...
It's a newsy Tuesday in which leakers assure us Barack Obama called Kanye West a "jackass" and George W. Bush referenced Hillary Clinton's fat ass. Ahhh, the joys of civil...
It's Monday (sorry) and the Station Fire continues to burn. Three weeks, $90 million and 160,000 acres later, with full containment in sight, news reports turn to living conditions at...
Moving on up: Villaraigosa press secretary Matt Szabo becomes deputy chief of staff. One of his first priorities will be to tackle the city's worsening financial situation. (LAT) Warhol art...
It's the 8-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and while the memorial at Ground Zero remains mired in money woes and petty (are there any other kind?) politics,...
It's Thursday -- just one more day to the weekend. (Why is it that short weeks always seem longer?) In case you missed Mark's posts about the brouhaha yesterday, Assemblyman...
Talk about Bratton and Villaraigosa leads today's news and notes, and be happy you aren't commuting in the Bay Area today. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA...
Ted Kennedy's letter about Sirhan — plus more politics, fires and books — in the news and notes hidden below the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA...
Improving fire conditions and a familiar name appointed to the Board of Public Works lead this morning's news and notes. Also see Mark Lacter's morning headlines at LA Biz Observed,...
Squawking about TV's fire coverage leads the news and notes hidden after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin...
Scaled-back Buzz this morning, due to news and other commitments. Mark is back at LA Biz Observed, with a note of thanks to readers. The Metropolitan Water District is picking...
Fires and more Villaraigosa shakeup follows lead the news and notes tucked after the jump. Follow LA Observed updates on Twitter through the day....
Shakeup in the mayor's office and more, tucked after the jump. Mark Lacter remains on hiatus at LA Biz Observed. Follow LA Observed on Twitter....
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New police commissioner and more in the news and notes after the jump. Also see today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on...
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Some week-starting news and notes for today are after the jump. For a quick look back at the past week at LA Observed, click here. Also see today's Mark Lacter...
Whoa, the news and notes run a bit long today — that's what happens when you take the night off. The buzz is after the jump. Also see Mark Lacter's...
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A quick first look at today's items on politics and the city, with a media obit. Inside after the jump....
A mix of today's news and observations and some from the weekend. Inside after the jump....
Abbreviated Friday edition... Chief Bratton says he's selling his Los Feliz home to get free of the unused pool and will buy another home in or around Los Angeles. L.A....
The Getty remains closed today due to that mostly contained fire in Sepulveda Pass, and Sepulveda Boulevard is still closed from Sunset to Mulholland. LAT, KNX Capitol Weekly's Anthony...
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich appeared at the City Council podium to say he is investigating how the city got the tab for the police costs of staffing the Michael...
So to attend the Michael Jackson memorial, you have to be a web user, able to print your instructions, have free time today and the transportation to get to...
Homies Unidos director Alex Sanchez was denied bail even though former Senator Tom Hayden offered his home as security and support at the hearing included a deputy to City...
California's $24 billion budget deficit is bigger than the budgets of some states, and Sacramento looks no closer to resolving the problem as IOUs are prepared. Rough & Tumble...
Assembly Democrats passed a budget package Sunday night without Republican votes. A veto by the governor is expected. LAT, Bee, Register Decisions by the U.S. 9th Circuit were overturned...
Today's Michael Jackson mourners in Hollywood are able to get to his actual Walk of Fame star instead of radio host Jackson's star, where they gathered yesterday. Gatherings also...
State budget talks go nowhere again, so the state may soon have to issue IOUs instead of checks to the people it owes. Rough & Tumble roundup, Which Way,...
The Democrats' latest budget plan in Sacramento appears to be dead on arrival. Rough & Tumble Kudos to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for having the guts to enter...
Mayor Villaraigosa plans to appear on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" at 1 p.m. PDT and make some kind of statement about his plans on running for...
Gov. Schwarzenegger won't defend Prop. 8 in court, meaning no state official will carry that particular hot potato. LAT Another farewell to 20th Century Props in the Valley, this...
Parade info from Lakers: Gates open at the Coliseum at 9:30 a.m. and "as space is limited to the first 95,000 fans, guests are encouraged to arrive early." Scheduled...
The City Council cancelled its Wednesday session to allow members to attend the Lakers parade. City Clerk L.A., area designers took some big honors at last night's Council of...
Five officers were injured and at least 25 suspects were arrested during the unruliness and looting in Downtown that followed the Lakers win. L.A. Now, DN wires, last night...
Conan O'Brien has lost viewers each night since his debut, and on Tuesday David Letterman won the ratings. LAT, Variety Twentieth Century Props, the entertainment industry's second-oldest prop house,...
Phil Anschutz is said to be close to a deal with News Corp. to buy the conservative Weekly Standard. LAT Numero Uno grocery magnate George Torres was released from...
Transportation officials are considering congestion pricing of 25 cents to $1.40 per mile for solo motorists who use high-occupancy lanes on the San Bernardino and Harbor freeways. LAT, Metro,...
All of Rocky Delgadillo's senior aides have been placed on tenure tracks that will make it hard for incoming city attorney Carmen Trutanich to replace them. Among the aides...
Cardinal Mahony wagers a case of wine on the Lakers, a councilman resigns in disgrace, David Carradine is found hanged and more, including the local gay Asian-American mayor. Mark Lacter's...
Schwarzenegger's plea, the Lu Parker/Villaraigosa talk continues, those Chinese are still at LAX, books by Barbara Streisand and Choire Sicha, a journalist gets a job and more. Mark Lacter's LA...
Conan O'Brien comes to town, reality show suicides, Meg Whitman criticizes the initiative process, Dan Neil hits the GM circuit, Moneyball and more after the jump. Also: LA Biz Observed...
Wow, it's June already. Today's Morning Buzz has much talk about Antonio Villaraigosa and his intentions, more questioning of the Los Angeles magazine failure cover, plus some other politics and...
Inside the Obama events in Beverly Hills last night, with names. Variety Local Obama campaign finance co-chair Charles Rivkin was nominated to be ambassador to France and co-chair Nicole...
Gov. Schwarzenegger proposed cutting deeply into health and welfare, letting non-violent felons out of prison a year early and closing most state parks as a start on closing the...
President Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Souter opening on the U.S. Supreme Court. NYT, NPR The California Supreme Court will announce its decisions on appeals...
Steve Cooley, Carmen Trutanich and David Zahniser analyze what the election results mean for the mayor and City Hall. KCRW/WWLA, KPCC/Airtalk Raphael Sonenshein guesses that "this train wreck is...
More post-game election pondering: Deep cuts inevitable now, affecting services of many kinds. LAT, Bee, LAT (on schools), Rough & Tumble, DN, Which Way L.A.? Calls for a constitutional...
Election aftermath LAT, NYT, WSJ, Bee, CalBuzz Arguably the end of an era in California politics – the Schwarzenegger era. Anthony York/Capitol Weekly Carmen Trutanich's victory margin over Jack...
Note: The server consumed a whole bunch of my email yesterday, and looks to still be suffering indigestion. Please resend if important. Atlanta rapper Dolla, 21, was the person shot...
Former Speaker Willie Brown says Sacramento is in "total panic" believing the tax props will lose on Tuesday's ballot, and he blames years of bad decisions by the governor...
Gov. Schwarzenegger threatens drastic cuts at the state level, in some cases even if the props pass on Tuesday. Rough & Tumble, WWLA, Airtalk Candidate for governor Meg Whitman...
TV video shows an El Monte police officer kicking the head of a chase suspect who appears to have surrendered. Fox 11, LAT, SGV Tribune A Channel 2/9 camera...
Channel 4 devoted ten minutes on its 5 p.m. newscast yesterday to saying goodbye to retired anchor Paul Moyer, despite the memo last month saying there would be "no...
An anonymous, no questions asked gun exchange program by the LAPD netted 40 assault-style weapons and a rifle with a grenade launcher among the 1,700 guns turned in. "We...
An appeals court in Iran freed journalist Roxana Saberi from prison. CNN, NPR, LAT The Service Employees International Union was included on a conference call between the Obama Administration...
The Steve Cooley connection behind City Attorney candidate Carmen Trutanich. LA Weekly The San Fernando Valley economy has pulled out of the recession but a holding pattern could continue...
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said yesterday that the time is right to debate legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California. SF Chronicle, Bee Rep. Jane Harman has toned down her...
A federal judge issued a TRO stopping the city of Los Angeles from taking action against unpermitted supergraphics erected on at least 18 buildings by Sky Tag. LAT The...
NBC picked up four dramas and two comedies for its fall lineup but "left several questions unanswered until later this month." Variety, The Wrap, Finke Rep. Jane Harman went...
At least seven May Day marches are scheduled today around L.A., including four in Downtown. LAT, DN Only 14 percent of registered voters approve of the California Legislature's performance,...
Scientists studying the current swine flu virus say it doesn't look to be as fatal as past strains, and may be less dangerous than the usual flu. Meanwhile, a...
A Mexican child who died in Texas [fixed] is the first confirmed U.S. death from swine flu, and a Marine at Twentynine Palms may have swine flu and has...
Antics du jour in the City Attorney race: Sheriff Lee Baca withdraws his Weiss endorsement, Town Hall forum cancelled after Trutanich won't come, Ace Smith asks Baca to debate...
Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman caused a stir Sunday night at Disney Hall by announcing from the stage it would be his last U.S. performance because of the nation's military...
Political types are speculating that Mayor Villaraigosa will skip this weekend's Democratic state convention in Sacramento to avoid being outgunned by Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. Antonio's people say...
A commuter bus caught fire on the Ventura Freeway this morning, causing 30 passengers to be treated for smoke inhalation. AP The Republican leader in the Assembly also handed...
Rep. Jane Harman denied any wrongdoing in the quid pro quo allegations involving suspected Israeli spies, and in a letter to the AG called her wiretapping an abuse of...
Rep. Jane Harman's wiretapped conversation was with an AIPAC supporter who said Haim Saban would withhold campaign funds from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to help Harman become chairman of the...
Mayor Villaraigosa's budget to be unveiled at 11 a.m. will include plans to reduce salary costs 10%, some department mergers and privatizing, and cuts even in the police and...
The mayor is bringing S. David Freeman, the former head of DWP, back from the harbor commission to be his deputy on environmental issues, says David Zahniser. LAT Lt....
Coverage of the local tea parties. LAT, DN, Breeze, KPCC News, Patt Morrison audio, Pajamas Media The campuses overseen by Mayor Villaraigosa would be especially hard hit under the...
Fox News' hyping of today's anti-tax tea parties is a "team effort" that includes the news anchors and has been "building up to the protests with Super Bowl-style intensity."...
On-location film shooting in the Los Angeles area has fallen to the lowest level on record, due to labor troubles, the economy and runaway production. But off-site TV shooting...
Controller Laura Chick reflects on her City Hall years for Rick Orlov as she prepares to go work for the governor. DN The City Council could appoint an interim...
The city is pondering a raise in the speed limits on some Valley streets, including a stretch of Zelzah Avenue where at least seven pedestrians have been hit in...
Wally Knox is stepping down from the city's DWP board to take the newly created position of deputy executive director of external relations at the Port of Los Angeles....
Mayor Villaraigosa told city unions that to avoid layoffs, workers need to defer raises, cut work hours and pay more for retirement benefits. The Times editorialized for the plan....
Mayor Villaraigosa has called an 11 a.m. news conference to announce steps to avert thousands of city layoffs. "The City currently faces a Fiscal Year 2009-10 deficit of $530...
A judge has tentatively ruled that the DWP practice of shifting profits to the city general fund violates Proposition 218 and that $30 million planned for in the City...
Ex-LAPD officer Anthony Razo was charged with lying about being shot by thugs outside his home and with setting fire to his car in a scheme to collect on...
More than 400 judges in Los Angeles County make more than the chief justice of the U.S. AP Bob Hertzberg is back in Sacramento reinvented as a government reformer,...
County Supervisors pay a student worker to peel the labels off bottles of water and replace them with a customized county label so that Arrowhead won't get free publicity...
David Zahniser takes a post-Measure B look at Brian D'Arcy, who runs the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 at the DWP. LAT Three high-level managers forced out...
Marisela Villar, daughter of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, gets paid $68,000 a year by state taxpayers to be a field representative for Speaker Karen Bass in Santa Ana. Yolie Flores...
Most of the state ballot measures up for a publc vote in May are losing. LAT, Bee New PPIC poll finds Californians still just as divided as ever on...
Assemblyman Curren Price led the field in the 26th state Senate special election and will face Republican Nachum Shifren and Cindy V. Henderson of the Peace and Freedom Party...
Nikki Finke reveals, in a post that discusses her relationships with other bloggers, that the owner of Variety has talked about buying her website and alleges that Peter Bart...
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to ask the MTA to reconsider its objections to AnsaldoBreda, the Italian rail car manufacturer whose cars have been flagged by the agency for significant...
President Obama will depart from Long Beach Airport about 6 p.m. after today's town hall near downtown and afternoon taping with Jay Leno in Burbank. The Los Angeles Planning...
Tickets went fast for President Obama's town hall in Orange County today. LAT, Register, Chronicle Former SLA member Sara Jane Olson/Kathleen Soliah was released from Chowchilla state prison to...
Today's the day Gavin Newsom holds his town hall in Santa Monica, which Carla Marinucci sets up in the context of the 2010 race for governor: "We expect that...
The Getty plans to slash its operating budget nearly 25% for the coming fiscal year, "an emergency response to investment losses that have totaled $1.5 billion since July and...
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed a California constitutional convention to overhaul state government, a practice last used in 1878. He's also out campaigning for his tax measures. Sacto Bee, LAT...
The MTA is taking another look at its plan to let local cities "sell" their stimulus funds for cash after the Pasadena Star-News reported on it. Star-News, LAT More...
Eli Broad told an audience in New York that "I would like to see our foundation and others join together to own the LA Times." Reuters/Romenesko Recent staff departures...
Today's the day the Los Angeles Times drops its California section and rearranges the paper's A section, with local news starting on page A2, followed by national and foreign...
Architect Frank Gehry, who turned 80, has cut his staff by half and given up plans to build a new house in Venice. He's also concerned about the Grand...
"Incredulous News Corp. insiders" tell Variety that Rupert Murdoch's love of print media is so fervent that he's been talking about making a play for the Los Angeles Times....
Is Kenneth Turan rebutting critics within the L.A. Times in his column praising the revamped Oscars show? Patrick Goldstein and Mary McNamara go unnamed by him, but readers reject...
Cost-cutting moves unveiled in the Daily News today include no more editorial, Op-Ed or business pages on Mondays, and the comics and TV grid moved into the front news...
Senate Republicans dumped their leader overnight because he dared to support the Democrats' plan for ending the embarrassment in Sacramento. LAT, Bee, APPlus: Gov. Schwarzenegger returns to Los Angeles....
The Legislature remains stalled, so layoff notices are headed to at least 10,000 state workers. Rough & Tumble Inside the new Washington journalism force that is Politico. New Republic...
Sacramento Democrats have so far failed to get the one Republican vote needed to pass a state budget and break the fiscal logjam. LAT, AP MTA officials think that...
A plane circling over Los Angeles rush hour traffic and trailing a "try Colorado" banner is part of a push by states to take jobs and talent from financially...
Former Lakers great and Clippers GM Elgin Baylor alleged in a civil lawsuit that Clippers owner Donald Sterling embraced a "vision of a Southern plantation-type structure" for the team...
Mayor Villaraigosa is back in Washington again to lobby with other California mayors and pick up an award from the League of United Latin American Citizens. DN/Sausage Factory The...
Mayor Villaraigosa told the Daily News editorial board that the city is facing "layoffs in numbers we've never seen." DN The accidental release of a list of 900 allegations...
KTLA has posted an interview with octuplets mom Nadya Suleman by former health reporter Marta Waller for a story on a fertility clinic back in 2006. Suleman also identifies...
Many state offices are closed today due to the unpaid furloughs ordered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. LAT, Chronicle PA Consulting Group says the DWP's embrace of renewable energy will...
Associated Press wants credit and money from Shepard Fairey for the Obama photograph he based his now-famous poster on. AP MSN and BermanBraun are rolling out Wonderwall as a...
Tim Rutten suggests an anti-trust exemption to let newspapers collude on charging for web content. LAT Op-Ed A string of street robberies and attacks in Silver Lake and environs...