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Tales of the Redwood, for decades the LA Times' bar

redwood-house-menu.jpg DTLA's Redwood had a Times phone extension -- the Red Line -- and when it was adjacent to the newspaper, a tunnel for reporters to get to the bar quicker.

Monday news and notes: Last day of November

marty-baron-esquire.jpg Catching up from the holiday on politics and media notes, plus a lot more.

K-Earth and KCRW have a good ratings book

kusc-sign-640.jpg In the November radio Nielsen's, KCRW is back on top of KPCC but it's very close.

'Let's not pretend this is anything but sad,' LA Times memo says

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Memo confirms that DC reporter Richard Serrano is leaving, details staff moves and announces that openings in Europe, Beirut and Las Vegas will be filled. Plus more.

LA Times sale rumor comes from Rupert Murdoch

latimes-from-2ndstreet.jpg Murdoch's Friday tweet about Eli Broad being close to acquiring the Times set off a media scramble. "Could well happen," Ken Doctor concludes.

New LA Times buyout names on farewell day for many

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg Arts and Culture Editor Kelly Scott, Books Editor Joy Press, City-County Bureau Chief Rich Connell and education editor Beth Shuster join the brain drain. Plus five more photographers.

Bloomberg chief in LA headed for London

Tony-Palazzo.jpg Tony Palazzo will run international coverage of media and telecoms.

Columnist Sandy Banks is taking the LA Times buyout

Sandy-Banks-zocalo.jpg "It’s time for a new chapter," says the Times' longtime columnist and most prominent African American journalist. "I don’t know what lies ahead."

Buyout list at LA Times 'makes you want to cry'

jean-merls desk.jpg "This gives painful dimension to the loss of knowledge and wisdom that Los Angeles is about to face."

LA Times printing plant land put up for sale

latimes-olympicplant.jpg Chicago's Tribune Media wants to cash in on the hot real estate market in downtown Los Angeles.

Monday news and notes

women-in-hollywood-nytm.jpg New manager for the Dodgers. Growth politics in LA. Women in Hollywood. Lots and lots of media notes. And more.

LA Times buyouts: Lead Paris reporter, higher ed reporter and more

henry-chu-twitter.jpg Henry Chu, Larry Gordon, Bret Israel and Martha Groves are among the new additions to the confirmed buyout list at the Los Angeles Times.

THR delivers a hit to LA Times entertainment coverage

thr-grab-11-18-15.jpg Joe Bel Bruno jumps from the LAT's Company Town team to lead breaking news coverage at the Hollywood Reporter.

LA Times forming Spotlight-ish investigations team

Spotlight-team-movie.jpg "We are looking for energetic journalists with proven records of digging deep into matters of public interest," editor Davan Maharaj says.

LA Times editor note to buyouts: 'We will miss you'

davan-maharaj.jpg Add Carol Williams, the longtime foreign correspondent, to the names of LA Times buyout takers.

Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive (video)

charlie-sheen-nbc-grab.jpg The actor does not have AIDS and says he has paid "into the millions" including to insiders to keep his status quiet over four years.

List of Los Angeles Times buyout takers starting to mount

jean-merls desk.jpg Politics writer Jean Merl, sports writers Chris Dufresne and Chris Foster, national writer John Glionna, food columnist Russ Parsons and fashion critic Booth Moore are among those leaving.

KPFK goes off the air, blames a power line

kpfklogo.jpg The Pacifica station says on Twitter that it is off the air this morning due to a power line being "down" and the transmitter possibly being affected by the wind.

Holiday week news and notes: catching up edition

liz-phair-guitar-pitchfork.jpg Another missile launch coming? That homeless state of emergency pledged in LA never happened. Plus more.

Revisiting Mike Penner and Christine Daniels

Former LA Times sports editor Randy Harvey remembers his friend and colleague in the context of Houston's vote over transgender use of bathrooms.

My kind of superhero movies

bombach-scarpelli.jpg "Frame by Frame," a documentary about journalists in Afghanistan, and "Spotlight" -- about the Boston reporters who uncovered the Catholic priest sex scandal -- both open today.

Jury awards T.J. Simers $7.1 million from LA Times

simers-register-pic.jpg Wow. This caps an interesting day for the LA Times. When you go to trial, anything can happen.

Closing arguments in Simers suit against LA Times

Thumbnail image for simers-register-pic.jpg The six-week trial is wrapping up with the ask for damages dropping -- to just $12.3 million.

Top editor for LA News Group moving on

anastasi.jpg Michael Anastasi will become VP of news and executive editor for the Tennessean newspaper and the Tennessee Media Network.

Reporter objects to '60 Minutes' doing his heroin story

60-minutes-heroin-grab.jpg Sam Quinones is the author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic." CBS didn't go for his pitches, then he saw "60 Minutes" last night.

Monday news and notes

barbara-osborn-fb.jpg A weather change. Tarantino plans to apologize. A new spokeswoman for Kuehl. More politics, media and place.
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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?
newsbox-apocalypse.jpgNews boxes on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Bigger
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
LA Times a renter in its own building
Thumbnail image for latimes-building-aerial-tig.jpgThe newsroom has to pay to use the conference rooms in the LAT's once-proud headquarters. Read more
Folkenflik on Murdoch
Folkenflik-and-Roderick-600x467.jpgDavid Folkenflik of NPR and Kevin Roderick of LA Observed discuss Rupert Murdoch at a Zocalo Public Square event in Culver City. Story and video

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