Tobar, a former foreign correspondent, has most recently been a staff writer in books. His book on the buried Chilean miners comes out next month.
If you want breaking news in the LA area at night, you might be better off not going to the LA Times website. They prefer quakebot copy to real news.
"It has been 30 years since I have had a depression that has weighed this heavily on me, so I am in new territory," the California secretary of state told the LA Times. There also have been tax liens due to missed tax payments.
The first video under a new Los Angeles Times Originals banner debuts Sept. 13. Noted: Ex-publisher Eddy Hartenstein founded DirecTV.
The Eastside campus has been hiring to raise its public affairs profile under a new president. Peter Hong is senior deputy for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Robert J. Lopez has been an investigative reporter and on the cops and street action beat for the Los Angeles Times for 22 years. An early convert to digital journalism, he's also a prolific tweeter of breaking news @LAJourno.
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.
Here's how four of the local front pages look in print today: Times, Register, Daily News and La Opinión. Just a visual survey, nothing more.
The survey asks readers to react to marketing messages that would announce a switch to a "new, compact size" but the LAT flack says it's just marketing research.
New Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner broke his media silence Tuesday and appeared in the morning on KPCC's "Airtalk" with Larry Mantle, and in the evening on KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" with Warren Olney. I gave my response on the KCRW segment.
Silicon Valley "is one of the most amazing places on the planet," says Chris O'Brien on his way to three years in France.
The 3-year package starts with a base salary of $675,000 a year, an annual bonus of the same amount, and a $40,000 personal allowance each year. Plus equity and more, per an SEC filing.
The former mayoral candidate who looked into buying the Times says he won't be a caretaker or dictate coverage. "It’s an organization that has to change in order to prosper. If they’re looking for a caretaker, they picked the wrong guy.”
Los Angeles was designed and marketed around a climate of ease, says LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. Is that all over? "Just Add Water: The Discussions" at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County contemplated the future of a hotter, drier LA, on a lovely recent and, we dare say, easy evening.
The Los Angeles Times needs a new editor to run the sports department. If you're curious what the requirements are, check out the job posting.
Melody Petersen joined the OC Register in 2012 as an investigations reporter.
Mike James announces his retirement, and Robert Faturechi leaves for ProPublica. They join the foreign editor, the lead Company Town blogger and others getting the heck out of Dodge while they can. But the Times is also hiring.
Kim Murphy to run both Foreign and National, Shelby Grad takes over Metro, Ashley Dunn moves to National and Brandi Grissom joins the Times from the Texas Tribune.
I asked Junior State high school students how many read newspapers. I expected few hands would be raised in the Los Angeles Times community room. Wrong. Well over a dozen--maybe more--signaled they read those old-fashioned print communications.
LA Times staffers are restless about halted delivery of bottled water in the newsroom. Plus a veteran NPR voice dies, a SoCal media voice gets married, and more on Mission & State.
Our modern water systems have made it not only possible, but virtually inevitable, that we should forget where our water comes from and the responsibilities it carries. Myth and art may be our best ways back into that understanding.
Flint will be based in the LA bureau of the Journal. He covered media for the WSJ for seven years before joining the Times.
News boxes observed, spotted on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana.
In the final email from CEO Peter Liguori, Tribune's newspaper story is a purely Chicago story. No Chandlers or LA Times.
The Hot Property blog is back on the A-list at LA Times.com, with a new hire and a newsroom memo to explain it all.
The number of Spanish speakers on staff goes up by one with the addition of Carolina Miranda, formerly of Time and KCRW, a Valley native who worked as an LAT desk assistant more than two decades ago.
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