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Ted Rall dropped by LA Times over blog post about LAPD

ted-rall.png The paper says the editorial cartoonist's post had factual inconsistencies. He says the Times buckled to pressure from the police department.

LA Times changing up in Mexico City

tracy-wilkinson-lat.jpg After eight years, bureau chief Tracy Wilkinson is moving to Washington and Beirut bureau chief Patrick McDonnell and others are headed to Mexico. "We're doubling down" in Latin America, a spokeswoman says.

Letter grades for electeds begin with Galperin

galperin-grade-grab.jpg The LA Times editorial board wants Controller Ron Galperin to think bigger and be noisier.

New book on big science by the LAT's Mike Hiltzik

lawrence-cyclotron.jpg The business columnist provides a new biography of Ernest Lawrence, the Berkeley physicist who played a big role in the envelopment of atomic weapons.

View Park gets an LA Times story, with some geo-confusion

view-park-palm-streets.jpg Some black residents of the hilly neighborhood off Crenshaw see an influx of white homebuyers as a problem. But is it really a Westside issue? (No.)

Goodbye to all this

Los Angeles is losing one of its fiercest critics and lovers just when we need her most. Emily Green is leaving LA after 17 years, a crucial, insightful voice on the essential subject of water.

Bob Baker, 67, former LA Times journalist

Baker worked for the Times as a reporter and editor for 26 years. He also contributed to LA Observed in the site's early years.

Sasha Frere-Jones joining LA Times as cultural critic

sasah-frere-jones-twitter.jpg The editors call Sasha Frere-Jones "one of the leading voices of our time on music, language and culture." He won't report to any of the arts or culture editors, however.

Black Twitter beat at LA Times has people talking

dexter-thomas-twitter.jpg NPR, the Washington Post and Digiday are among the media outlets covering the LAT decision to hire a new reporter to engage with blacks who tweet.

Report: Roll Call editor to take over LA Times politics

Christina-Bellantoni-softball.jpg Dylan Byers of Politico reports the hiring of Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni to be Assistant Managing Editor for Politics -- a title that does not currently exist.

LA Times adds three, including 'Black Twitter' reporter

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg S. Mitra Kalita, one of the paper's three managing editors, announced additions to the audience engagement team.

LA Times sells front page masthead to 'Minions' movie*

lat-front-minions.jpg The Times breaks another advertising standards convention in bid to get movie ads back in the paper. Publisher Austin Beutner made the call.

City Hall reporter moving to another floor

city-hall-with-palms.jpg Catherine Saillant left the LA Times on Friday and will be a communications deputy in one of the newest city departments.

A plus and a minus for the LA Times

lat-sports-oops.jpg A glaring editing mistake on the cover of Sports distracts from the return of former columnist Peter King.

LA Times hires a director of audience engagement

latimes-building-aerial-tig.jpg Alexandra Manzano’s promotion "reflects the growing importance of our social-media team and its role in helping connect the Los Angeles Times with our audiences."

San Diego paper now printed at the LA Times

sandiego-ut-bldg.jpg The Union-Tribune's last press run in San Diego was Sunday morning. About 100 operations people were laid off.

Protect 'City' and Basin and Range

city300.jpg Something elemental and powerful connects Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" at LACMA to his remote "City" in the Nevada desert. And now there's an effort underway to protect "City" in a new Basin and Range National Monument.

John Carroll, 73, former editor of LA Times

john-carroll-iwmf.jpg The editor who led the Times to 13 Pulitzers in the first five years of Tribune ownership, then left rather than begin to dismantle the paper with cuts, died in Lexington, Kentucky of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Pete King rejoining the LA Times California staff

lat-front-beutner.jpg King had been reporter, columnist and city editor before leaving in 2009 for the University of California communications staff. He comes back to bolster California coverage.

Investigations editor leaves LA Times after less than a year

brandi-grissom-twitter.jpg Brandi Grissom was hailed as a big get from the Texas Tribune last summer. Today she announced she's going back to Texas.

Greenwald rips LA Times a new one over Snowden editorial

Edward-Snowden-guardian.jpg Edward Snowden's chief journalistic collaborator says the LA Times runs sensitive leaked material all the time and only calls to punish whistleblowers who embarrass those in power.

Memo: Film critic Betsy Sharkey 'heading home to Texas'

besty-sharkey.jpg Friday is Sharkey's last day at the Los Angeles Times after 17 years, the last seven as film critic.

Thursday politics notes

sanchez-xmas-card.jpg Sanchez is running. Brown and Napolitano make up. A good point about almonds and water. Another LATimesman leaves for political PR. And more.

Beutner 'a regional news leader to be watched nationally'

austin-beutner-coastalcc.jpg News industry analyst Ken Doctor likes the moves Austin Beutner has made at the Los Angeles Times, including the acquisition of U-T San Diego.

Mormon temple finally embraces the brown

mormon-temple-brown-grass.jpg My post last week on the Mormon lawn in Westwood had a weird, short life as a media drought nugget. After hedging, the landmark temple now says, yes, the lawn is going dry to help out.

LA Times Pulitzer winner exits an unhappy camper

gottlieb-vives-esquivel.jpg Jeff Gottlieb, who shared in the 2011 Pulitzer for Bell coverage, warns in his exit email to Times staffers about "these treacherous waters"
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