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Why the LA Times' new theater column needs a new name

daca-mented.jpg I'm glad the Times has returned to its long tradition of including theater coverage every Friday, but the new column would benefit from a clarification of how it operates.
moms-thr-amanda-lanzone.jpg Bullet points: LA River bacteria. Dodgers lose 10th in a row. That fatal night they boxed at the stadium. On the ground in Florida.

Biggest Los Angeles brush fire was actually in 1938. And more.

veep-dreyfus-hbo.jpg Bullet points: Manson follower not paroled. Veep to end. Tyrus Wong documentary. Midweek media notes. Much more.

Tronc buys (NY) Daily News, La Tuna fire aftermath and more

garcetti-latuna-fire.jpg LA Observed Notes: Covering Harvey, Dodgers flailing, an editor change in LA, media notes, Angels Flight shuts again

Helping in Houston, new lion cubs, Garcetti's back

p59-p60-nps.jpg Today's Bullet Points include LA Times newsroom love for a fired editor, pink blobs in Echo Park, media notes and selected tweets.

Memo: New LA Times publisher drops web widget

Thumbnail image for ross-levinsohn-lat.jpg Ross Levinshon concludes his first week in the news business with a rah-rah note to staff and some good news for users of the Times' website. Read it here.

Garcetti has weekend date in the Hamptons

celebrity-lax-terminal-vf.jpg Bullet Points: A horrific jail death. Food writers in Tuscany. The LA Times follows on Canter's. A media promotion, a hire, and the celebrity terminal at LAX. Plus a difficult long read.

Warren Olney leaving KCRW's radio lineup

warren-olney-2007-marc-goldstein.jpg More bullet points: LA Times' million-dollar publisher. The big business of the American quinceañera. Media people doing stuff. A Manny Ramirez sighting.

LA Times purge 'capped a month of newsroom turmoil'

canters-night.jpg Today's Bullet Points include a KPCC investigation of donations to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the vermin problem at Canter's, the Village Voice drops print, some LA media people notes and more.

As the L.A. Times turns ...

A subscriber's wish list for the new L.A. Times regime.

Reporter Jill Leovy and admin assistant also let go by LA Times

Jill-Leovy-LA-Times-reporter.jpg Four top editors were not the only casualties of Tronc's purge in the LAT newsroom.

Top editors out at Los Angeles Times*

ross-levinsohn-lat.jpg Tronc has pushed out Los Angeles Times editor-publisher Davan Maharaj and replaced him with new publisher Ross Levinsohn and interim editor Jim Kirk, former editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.
snuggle-again.jpg Today's Bullet Points include lessons for the news media from Charlottesville, video of California condor chicks in the wild and selected tweets.

Garcetti hitting the road to New Hampshire

1973Nazis-TomBradleyInaug.jpg Bullet Points: An LA Republican discusses Trump. Nazis in LA. A new reporter in town. Tommy Hawkins dies.

LA Confederate monument coming down

confed-statue-hwdforever.jpg Bullet Points: Attacking the Jews in Charlottesville. Zócalo on the move. USC Village. Transitions at City Hall and the Times.

LA Observed Notes: Back from vacation and into the fray

calif-sunday-chefs-grab.jpg Nazi and racist scum in Virginia, Trump equates, and a nation shakes its head. Plenty of media and politics notes and selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Baron, Baquet, Scaramucci, Parker and more

arndt-parker-heisenberg.jpg Our occasional gathering of notes on media, politics and place with selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: USC+LAT, newsroom cuts, local Emmys

crest-for-sale.jpg LA Times explains how many times it gave USC a chance to comment on a dean's secret life. Plus LAT buyouts, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.

David Perlman and more media news from the north

david-perlman-kqed.jpg The dean of newspaper science writers is apparently retiring at age 98. Slacker! Plus a ransomware attack at KQED and CalBuzz calls it quits for now.

LA Times' USC story is a real talker

lat-usc-inves-grab.jpg Investigation into the secret drug life of the dean of the Keck School of Medicine proves a bevy of stunning revelations. Kudos roll in.

LA Observed Notes: Bookstore stays open, NPR pact

Ford-Ampitheatre_TomBonner.jpg NPR staffers won't face a strike. Obits for Martin Landau, George Romero, Bill Smith and Tenny Tenusian. Selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Catching up with media, politics and place

bobs-big-boy-lapl.jpg Plus what some LA media people are doing and selected tweets from the past week.

Tronc Tower? LA Times may move to downtown skyscraper*

aon-center-from-wgc-kr.jpg Report of a lease deal says the Times will have naming rights to the 62-story Aon Center on Wilshire Boulevard. The Times says it has not signed a lease.
nbc4-news-van-scfire-crop.jpg Plus it's time to pay attention to the Dodgers, Roxane Gay is in town, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.

5 things: Double politics, fake quake news, bike lane rage

wartzman-bottom-line.png "Left, Right & Center is one of KCRW’s most popular shows, on air and as a podcast..."

Print LA Times falls to lowest number of pages

baquet-baron-politico.jpg The Travel section is also going dark during the peak summer travel season. Meanwhile: a joint profile of former LAT editors Dean Baquet and Marty Baron.
marciano-foundation-judy-graeme.jpg Chock full of Monday observations on media and media people, politics, place and more. Plus a good week for selected tweets.

Gary Friedman, 62, longtime LA Times photojournalist

gary-friedman-endeavour-gl.jpg Friedman was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Times photo staff for more than 30 years.

KPCC ends 'Off-Ramp' and gives host John Rabe new role

rabe-egg-lao.jpg The show Rabe created has been a Saturday staple of KPCC for 11 years.

LA Observed Notes: Tur, Tony, Comey, Kelly, Gadot and more

katy-tur-nyt.jpg Our irregular compendium of media, police and place with selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: LA Times goes big on Comey news

lat-front-682017-dropped.jpg Mid-week notes include that angry Montana politician doing the full mea culpa, LA Times editor explains Our Dishonest President, a media person in "House of Cards," plus author news and selected tweets.
adam-schiff-lamag.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and observations from the media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets and more.

Dan Walters leaving the Sacramento Bee, but not retiring

dan-walters-bee-photo.jpg Walters says his politics column, around since 1981, will live on in a new home.

LA Observed Notes: Flags, transitions and good reads

scouts-flags-cbsgrab.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and observations from media, politics and place. With some selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more

marvista-lane-rider.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and notes on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.

LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves

baca-sentenced-shuman.jpg Our occasional roundup of media, politics and place news and notes.
maglieri-whisky.jpg Our occasional roundup of news and observations on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
angels-gary-kids.jpg Media and politics notes for the new week, plus selected tweets.

What would Ray Bradbury say?

thom-mayne-home.jpg KCRW's Frances Anderton goes through the house that architect Thom Mayne built for himself on the site of Bradbury's longtime home in Cheviot Hills.

'SoCal Connected' gets new KCET season and exec producer

karen-foshay-kcet.jpg LA Observed Notes for midweek: Peabody and Murrow awards, an era ending at NPR, new on Jimmy Wales and Steve Bannon plus more.
davan-note-latfob2017.jpg Maharaj at the LAT Book Prizes plus media notes, LA riots anniversary and more.
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