Fauna
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Four lion kittens found and tagged in Simi Hills

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Mayor and the new chief
Gary catches Mayor Eric Garcetti and new LAPD chief-designate Michel Moore at Echo Park Lake. Bigger.

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Fauna
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Four lion kittens found and tagged in Simi Hills

The kittens, all females, were born to P-62 and are the first litter to be tagged in the hills north of the 101 freeway.
LAT
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Norman Pearlstine named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times

The journalism veteran has run Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal. He's been quietly getting to know the LAT staff as advisor to Patrick Soon-Shiong.
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Soon-Shiong to staff: 'In awe of your talent'

"California — and the West — is where the world comes to see its future," the new owner of the Los Angeles Times says to his staff.
Notes
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LA Observed Notes: Soon-Shiong era at LA Times begins

Staffers toast the end of Tronc in LA and a new start with an owner who seems to care. "Fake news is the cancer of our times," Soon-Shiong says.
Gary Leonard
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Mayor and the new police chief

Gary catches the mayor and new LAPD chief-designate Michel Moore at Echo Park Lake.
Bill Boyarsky
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Garcetti and Koreatown's homeless

"There are people who shoot up and there are people who are mentally ill," said Koreatown activist and attorney Grace Yoo. "How do we ensure the safety for the homeless and the people nearby?"
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LA Observed Notes: Bourdain's LA, Villaraigosa fades to black

Murray Fromson obits, the new police chief, slow-walking the LAT sale, media notes, selected tweets and more.

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