Read the memo

New local news editors named at the LA Times

Thumbnail image for latimes-building-aerial-tig.jpg Today's memo from LA Times Metro editor Shelby Grad announces a shake-up of the editing team following Grad's promotion from city editor.
Quakes
jawbone-napa-quake-grafic.jpg Turns out that almost everybody in the Napa and Vallejo areas got up when the quake hit at 3:20 a.m. and half of those stayed up the rest of the night. Based on data, not anecdote.
Education
deasy-mics.jpg After stories by KPCC and the LA Times, and a critical internal report, the LAUSD superintendent agrees to re-bid the hugely expensive project to equip classrooms with tablet computers.
Sports

Dodgers' most notorious historical moment reexamined

marichal-roseboro-annotated.jpg In a pretty remarkable piece at Deadspin, Los Angeles author David Davis annotates the famous photo of the Juan Marichal assault of John Roseboro in the summer of Watts and fills in the backstory.
News

Monday morning news and notes: 8.25.14

lizzy-caplan-nyt-crop.jpg Napa buildings red-tagged with quake damage. Drought lifestyles of the rich and parched. Paying for LA sidewalks. Routing the high-speed train through the Angeles National Forest. Selective prosecution on politico residency. Lizzy Caplan sex-ed teacher to the world. And more.
Quakes

Bay Area hit by M6 quake, strongest since Loma Prieta

napa-quake-barrels.jpg The quake centered near Napa and Vallejo woke up the entire Bay Area and a swath of Northern California at 3:20 this morning. At least 70 people have gone to hospitals with an assortment of injuries, and there is damage reported to highway bridges, gas and water pipes, and some buildings.
Christensen and Gold

The butterflies of Griffith Park: A tale of extinction and survival

cloudy tailed-copper.jpg "A Hollywood drama of butterfly extirpation and persistence over a century of urbanization," reads the headline on a recent scientific study in the Journal of Insect Conservation. The story that unfolds offers glimmers of hope for the rich biological diversity that lives amongst us in Los Angeles.
Radio

KFWB talent signing off today

kfwb_logo_225x110.jpg KFWB at 980 on the AM dial is going away as an all-news (or news talk) radio station after today. Tune in and hear your favorite anchor say goodbye.
News

End of the week news and notes: Friday 8.22.14

wesson-ice-bucket-grab.jpg San Bernardino police officer in critical condition. LAT fails to decertify pressroom union. Council President Wesson and his rubber ducky do the ice bucket thing. Next year's Cicvalvia route in the Valley. Garrett Richards done for the season. Plus tweets of the day and more.
Water

This drought's impact on the West is already big

ca-drought-monitor-82114.jpg So much water is missing that the tectonic plate on which the West sits is rising. And that's not the worst news.
Al Martinez on Everything Else

Always leave them laughing

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-sketch.jpg Martinez learns how to laugh and how to cry as he observes, and later becomes, one of those people with tubes up their noses and oxygen canisters slung over their shoulders.

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mikes-main-diesel-port.jpg Mike's Diesel, Port of Los Angeles. LA Observed photo.
Weird Pacific summer
Velellas-htb.jpgCool, strange jellies are washing up on on LA beaches. Fauna
DTLA residential
Broadway-Olympic-lofts.jpgThree new lofts projects in the works. Renderings
Curator's guide to Huntington
Learn about the redone gallery of American art. Native Intelligence
Saturday detour
blue-pacific-from-piuma-vdt.jpg Veronique de Turenne goes for a drive high in the Santa Monicas.
Dancers audition
barak-audition.jpg Sunday tryouts for LA's Barak Ballet. Photo by Judy Graeme


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