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Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff

gustavo-arellano.jpg Read the memos: A new foreign editor, columnist and replacements for the late Jonathan Gold are among the positions in the latest roundup. Also an abrupt exit from the Times masthead and an updated lineup for the senior editor group.

Here's who the LA Times has newly hired*

Patrick-Soon-Shiong-zocalo.jpg Included are the return of Sue Horton as op-ed editor and an East Coaster billed as part of the replacement for the late food writer Jonathan Gold.

New seasons of SoCal Connected, Lost LA on KCET

LOSTLASeason3NathanYosemite.jpg "SoCal Connected" returns Oct. 9 with a new focus on long-form investigative documentary pieces, starting with the LA Times and other local newsrooms in transition.
wilshire-east-platinum.jpg The Times' most interesting new hire. An LA correspondent gives his farewell observations. Media moves and more.
rosey-alvero.jpg KCET debuts "SoCal Wanderer" with Rosey Alvero. The Wall Street Journal gets a new bureau chief. Plus other moves in local media.

Jonathan Gold, LA's preeminent food writer, has died at 57

jgold-scene-grab.jpg The restaurant critic, cultural anthropologist and voice of Los Angeles found out this month that he had pancreatic cancer.

New LA Times editor Pearlstine picks his deputies

soon-shiong-in-el-segundo.jpg Read the memo: Big promotion for business editor Kimi Yoshino, plus a new managing editor.
parton-holt-lapc.jpg Also: Press Club awards. The Athletic swarms Los Angeles. Moves by Jackie Johnson and David Poland. Selected tweets.
norm-pearlstine-lat-jc.jpg 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.

Soon-Shiong to staff: 'In awe of your talent'

pss-to-newsroom.jpg "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.

LA Observed Notes: Soon-Shiong era at LA Times begins

times-staff-toadts-duginski.jpg 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.
cathleen-decker-lat.jpg The LAT also loses sports reporter Lindsey Thiry to ESPN and previously lost White House correspondent Brian Bennett to Time.

LA Observed Notes: Gaza to El Segundo, Kilauea to Burbank

century-plaza-construc.jpg A shooting on camera. A local news paywall. Media notes, media people, selected tweets and more.

LA Times editor addresses pay gaps ahead of lawsuit

jim-kirk-latimes.jpg With the newsroom threatening a class-action lawsuit, Jim Kirk memos the staff.

Soon-Shiong moving LA Times home to El Segundo

possible-lat-elsegundo-hq-twitter.jpg It doesn't much matter where a newsroom is located — unless you work there. Then it matters a lot. Times retention and hiring may be impacted.

Guild at LA Times learns harsh reality of the pay gap

lat-salaries-graphic.gif Women and people of color knew they made less than white men doing the same jobs, but now they have the numbers. "It's so grim to be able to mathematically quantify exactly how much my company undervalues me," says reporter Laura Nelson.

Trump comes calling on LA rush hour: what do we call it?

macys-eagle-rock-rabe.jpg LA Observed Notes: Christopher Hawthorne defects, Pomona mourns, Soon-Shiong goes to the Gridiron, media moves and much more.

Soon-Shiong assures LA Times staff it's going to be OK

soon-shiong-smiling.jpg Read the memo: Buyer assures nervous newsroom he wants to "preserve the integrity, honesty and fairness we’ve observed in our decades as avid readers of the LA Times."

Mid-week notes: Janice Min, the LA Times and a big move in Sacramento

janice-min-recode.jpg Plus: Valentine's Day cards written by LA Times staffers. Web-only crime series from KNBC. Media notes and more.

LA Observed Notes: Times' new owner is a coastal land baron

schiff-silver-lake.jpg Plus: Bed bugs in the library, more bad newspaper news, media moves and selected tweets.

KPCC names Megan Garvey as managing editor

megan-garvey-kpcc.jpg Garvey had been the top digital editor at the LA Times until the Tronc purge last year.

Dr. Soon-Shiong diagnoses the illness

greenberg-Soon-Shiong.jpg Steve Greenberg cartoon captures the new buyer of the LA Times.

Read the memo: NYT grabs a top editor from LA Times masthead

kim-murphy-lat.jpg Some in the Los Angeles Times newsroom had hoped that Kim Murphy would become the editor in chief once Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over.

Letter to the LA Times newsroom from Patrick Soon-Shiong

soon-shiong-512-tw.jpg Read the memo: The new LAT owner says buying the paper was deeply personal and he calls himself a longtime admirer of the Times journalists.

Soon-Shiong deal for LA Times goes through, Levinsohn returns*

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg The deal for $500 million will close in April. The Times publisher was cleared by an internal investigation.

Patrick Soon-Shiong may be close to buying LA Times

soon-shiong-smiling.jpg The deal, if reached, would end the bizarre run of Tronc and Chicago investor Michael Ferro as California media owners. Soon-Shiong comes with questions of his own.
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