Politics

Doug Dowie hangs out a new shingle

Doug Dowie, the former Fleishman-Hillard executive and Daily News managing editor who went to federal prison, is back in business in the LA area with a new communications venture.
Sports
A Freeway Series. It could happen.
Veronica Street

Chapter 13. You Know I Don't Have All Day

veronica.jpg James considered himself a boxer when it came to words--he wasn't always eloquent, but he knew how to cut off the ring.
Morning Buzz

A few links from here and there

Bell Gardens updates, CicLAvia details, NYT staff cuts, and a coyote on the roof. Keeping the home fires burning while Kevin's on the road.
Media people

Kent Shocknek retires right into a new role (video)

shocknek-six-oclock.jpg LA's longtime news anchor signed off KCAL last Friday (watch the video inside) and has the starring role in a new short film (watch it too.)
Editor's note

A view from the road

biarritz-festival-hall.jpg I'm still traveling but came across some stories with Los Angeles angles worth mentioning — plus the unexpected sounds of a Mexican band deep in the French Basque country.
Native Intelligence

Gentrification of Grand Central Market

gcm-limes-iris.jpg As the market's owner shifts to attract more upscale downtowners, lower-end vendors and their customers lose out.
Christensen and Gold

Why I love LA and the Bay Area

christensen_alma.jpeg In an interview with the Northern California magazine Bay Nature, Jon Christensen has the pleasure of talking about why he loves the Bay Area and LA.
Don't see this every day
jeter-at-ss.jpg A blown save let Derek Jeter come up in the bottom of the ninth inning with the winning run on base. One pitch later, the Yankees have the win and the Jeter legend adds a final paragraph.
Media people
michael-scott-moore-captive.jpg Moore, the author of two books set in surfing culture, was taken captive while working on a book about Somali pirates. He had moved to Berlin from the South Bay before going to Africa.
Morning Buzz

A couple of links from a couple of places

Dodgers clinch(!), Aaron Kushner talks to USA Today, the biggest Craftsman in LA is for sale, and it's adios to Red Medicine.
Read the memo

Baquet recrafts the New York Times masthead

Thumbnail image for nyt-newsroom.jpg New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet has announced his first big remake of the organizational ranks of the paper, choosing to replace his old job of managing editor with four deputy executive editors and the new position of creative director. Reads the memo.

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A blast from the 3-D past
garden-of-allah-model.jpgGarden of Allah model hits the market again. Details
Harvey House gets a future
fred-harvey-franklin-ave.jpgCedd Moses will take over Union Station's vacant diner space. Story
How hot was it?
bear-in-pool-monrovia.jpgWhy, it was bear in the swimming pool hot. Bigger
Don Shirley on CTG's new season
Paul_Oakley_Stovall-ctg.jpg Once again our columnist has to ask: where is LA in the upcoming schedule of the Center Theatre Group? Native Intelligence
Aon tower
aon-tower.jpgWilshire and Hope, downtown Los Angeles. Once known as the First Interstate Bank tower.
Admiring the written word
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