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Tuesday news and notes

rock-yard-soqui-law.jpg Parks and LaBonge check out of the City Council. SCOTUS to take on labor union fees. Gravel yards. Much more politics, media and place.
steve-chiotakis-award.jpg The annual press club banquet was Sunday night. Here's a curated list of some of the winners.

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.
triangle-offense-book-nyt.jpg An NYT editor explains how writer Nicholas Dawidoff came to go do deep on a subject no one was curious about: "They just might fall in love with this truly bizarre corner of the sports landscape, as I had."

Alessandra Stanley leaves TV beat to cover the .01%

alessandra-stanley-640.jpg Stanley is shifting to a newly created beat that will be part of the NYT's gathering coverage of income inequality in the U.S.

Scott Diener leaving as KCBS-KCAL news director

scott-diener-kcbs.jpg Diener has been the Vice President and News Director of the KCBS-KCAL duopoly stations since January 2010.

Monday news and notes

obama-maron-garage.jpg Catching up with a plethora of items on politics, media and place including news this morning from the Supreme Court.

Danny Villanueva, 77, media executive and former LA Ram*

danny-villanueva-325.jpg The kicker for the Rams in the 1960s became the news director and president of KMEX and a co-founder of Univision.

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.

Daily News photog tweets his layoff

michael-baker-layoff.jpg "Shot my last picture for LADN before gettin laid off. Gonna miss the co-workers and great people in the SFV."

BuzzFeed releases long-discussed news app

buzzfeed-news-app-grab.jpg "We know a lot about the 25 million people who visit BuzzFeed News each month," says the site. "We know young people are into news."

Charleston paper adds gun range sale sticker to front pages

charleston-gunad.jpg "A deeply regrettable coincidence," the paper said in a statement after Romenesko called. Nine people died in the massacre at a historic black church.

What 'Pacific Standard' wants in a new editor

pacific-standard-grab.jpg "The ideal candidate is deeply committed to journalism in the public interest and does not shy away from difficult—even scary—projects." And more.

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.

Monday news and notes

taix.jpg Politics, media, books and place for a new week, plus a couple of tweets.

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.

Romenesko steps away from the laptop a bit

romenesko-grab.jpg Jim is not retiring exactly, but he's freeing up his mornings for other pursuits. It's an impulse I totally get.

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.

Emmys reporters can now sleep in

aduba-stamos.jpg The Emmy Award nominations will no longer be held at a ridiculous hour of the morning in Los Angeles (well, North Hollywood.)

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.

Crafter of 'Headless Body in Topless Bar' dies at 74

headless-body-hed.jpg Vincent Musetto, a retired editor at the New York Post, "wrote the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism."

Nick Ut returns to Vietnam for 'Napalm girl' anniversary

nick-ut-vietnam-2015.jpg Monday was the 43rd anniversary of the most iconic photograph of the Vietnam War. For the occasion, Nick posted on AP's Instagram account.

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.

New policy magazine from Jim Newton and UCLA

blueprint1-cover.jpg Mayor Garcetti helps UCLA launch a new journal edited by former LA Times reporter and editor Jim Newton, with help from some former LAT colleagues. The first topic: policing and the science of safety.
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