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Urban myths of the Los Angeles Times

times-sniff-test-crop-800.jpg In my 40 years at the L.A. Times, I heard stories. Some were true.

LA Times donates Pulitzer winnings to Cal State journalists*

lat-pulitzer-2016.jpg There will be a ceremony on Thursday at Cal State San Bernardino.

LA Observed Notes: Media, politics and place

maywood-nbc4.jpg Because there's more going on than Donald Trump's get-even war on America.

LA Times staffers in NYC to collect their Pulitzer

lat-staff-at-pulitzers.jpg I believe that's Sarah Parvini at left, then Priya Krishnakumar, Alexandra Manzano, Marcus Yam and Paloma Esquivel. Photo posted to Twitter by Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief and publisher Davan Maharaj....

LA Times explains use of fuck, mentions Trump deadlines

lat-readersrep-10-11-2016.jpg First time the f-word got in print since 1998, the paper says. The explainer is less revealing about the Trump tapes landing on Saturday's page 10.

LA Observed Notes: Yes Trump again, and more

ana-navarro-twitter.jpg Interesting news from downtown, sadness in Palm Springs and a bad week for Trump and his ilk. Plus much, much more.

LA Observed notes: Trump's taxes and Vin's final game

snl-baldwin-mckinnon.jpg Los Angeles can breathe again. The day no one wanted to come has passed.

Tronc sale to Gannett could be imminent

michael-ferro-yt.jpg Ken Doctor reports that a deal may be announced as soon as Monday, over the oposition of LA billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

Sue Laris puts Downtown News up for sale after 44 years

dtnews-gary-leonard.jpg Weekly newspaper has chronicled the downtown boom all the way along.

Mary McNamara gets editor role at LAT, and more notes

mary-mcnamara-lat.jpg Pulitzer winner joins masthead as the top arts and entertainment editor.
debates-1960.jpg Everywhere else the election is the main story, but here it's also about Vin Scully.

Vin Scully tribute to air live across SoCal

vinscullyweekend_960x540_mp.jpg Friday night pre-game ceremony at Dodger Stadium will air at 6:30 on KTLA Channel 5, SportsNet LA and KLAC radio.

Josh Kun, 4 other Angelenos win MacArthur grants

josh-kun-macarthur.jpg This year's local genius grant winners have ties to USC, Caltech and CalArts.

Monday notes: O.J. at the Emmys, Rams win, Bob Hope and more

lamag-immig-issue.jpg Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place.

Monday notes: Clinton cancels, Grand Central Market and more

gcm-trending-items.jpg Hillary Clinton's pneumonia takes her out of California to start the week. Inside the gentrification of Grand Central Market. More media, politics and place.

Santa Monica High kid gets photo gig in NYT Magazine

samo-girl-nico-young-crop.jpg Natalia, 18, got into Berkeley. Cropped to fit. Nico Young/NYT Magazine. Nico Young, an 11th grader last year at Santa Monica High School, is suddenly the envy of big-time and...

Mid-week notes: Zocalo, NYT in California and more

Catania-zocalo-320.jpg New editorial director for Zocalo. The California Today newsletter. Trump drops media blacklist. And more.

Media and Place: Tacos, politics and Vin Scully

el-big-happy-wall-street.jpg El Big Happy, Wall Street, DTLA Flower District. LA Observed's occasional column of media notes and more. At the top "Taco trucks are like palm trees here. Part of the...

KTLA will air Vin Scully's final six games

vin-scully-lifemag.jpg The station will also air live the pre-game tributes at Vin Scully Appreciation Day on Sept. 23.

Mid-week media notes: Hot dogs and politics

tailothepup-truck.jpg A very big City Hall payout. Tail O' the Pup returns. Trump will find a new LA Times correspondent in Mexico. And more.

Bob Long, former TV news executive in LA

bob-long-voa.jpg Long worked on "The Big News" at KNXT and was VP and news director at NBC 4.

Monday media notes and more: 8.29.16

villaraigosa-vista-la.jpg Juan Gabriel, Tronc, gentrification and of course Clinton and Trump are in the news, plus job moves and random notes.

Bet you didn't know quicksand is a real SoCal thing

quicksand-hand-youtube.jpg Readers of the Southern California News Group papers are warned how to watch out for the stuff.

Tronc takes over the phones at LA Times

tronc-on-phone-lat.jpg The new telephones going into the newsroom at the Los Angeles Times carry the Tronc brand.

Monday media notes: a new format

katytur-marie-claire.jpg's last day. Clinton is in town for fundraisers. Media moves. Jobs. And in praise of the Olympics.

Saul Halpert, 93, longtime TV journalist in LA

saul-halpert-tarlau-nbc4.jpg Halpert reported for all three network stations in LA and hosted "KNBC News Conference."
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Images of the refugees
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Gone but not forgotten
garment-and-citizen-sign.jpgA presence of the late downtown newspaper the Garment & Citizen remains on a Spring Street wall.
Murdered in Mexico
vice-grab-murder-victim.jpgVice News on the slaughter of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four women.
Beutner's LA Times
austin-beutner-gary.jpgWhat new publisher Austin Beutner had to say about his plans for the Times. Story Plus: Boyarsky column
Sign of the print apocalypse?
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KCRW breaks ground
KCRW-Rendering-Reception.jpgNew Santa Monica studios would free the station from its longtime basement. Story
Kushner spars with Larry Mantle
kushner-spitz-kppc.jpgDespite mandatory unpaid time off, newsroom buyouts and threat of layoffs, Register owner says "we are growing." Story
New magazine
Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 12.59.12 AM.jpgCalifornia Sunday Magazine hopes to be the publication the state has never had. Digitally and otherwise. More
New hires at KCRW
kcrw-new-hires-walsh.jpgThe station staffs up for new Madeleine Brand show debuting in 2014. Details
Baldwin Hills dam disaster
baldwin-hills-dam-lapl.jpgIn the formative years of TV news in Los Angeles, KTLA had the helicopter and the breaking news audience. Read more

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