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News and notes: Politics, media and place

Dennis-Romero-photo-by-Aaron-Salcido.jpg Catching up to a week's worth of media moves and hires, political notes and a whole lot more.

LA Times goes to Texas for Calif. politics editor*

allison-wisk-tw.jpg Allison Wisk has been deputy politics editor at the Dallas Morning News and has a J.D. degree. Also: New reporter in Sacramento.

LA School Report merges with Campbell Brown group, gets new editor

CampbellBrown-the74.jpg Laura Greanias, former city editor of the LA Daily News, will now run the site for NYC nonprofit The Seventy Four.

WATN: Teddy Davis, City Hall player and candidate

teddy-davis-cnn-640.jpg After losing badly in his try to join the LA City Council, Davis is now on the media side of the presidential campaigns.

Ellie award for local Buzzfeed investigative reporters

buzzfeed-banner-grab.jpg Jessica Garrison and Ken Bensinger of Buzzfeed News both came from the LA Times.

Media notes: The final WWLA and more

warrenolney-zocalo.jpg Warren Olney's nightly KCRW show about Los Angeles news ends tonight. Plus items from all over.

Kings broadcaster Bob Miller out for heart surgery*

bob-miller-leave.jpg Miller is in his 43rd season, second to Vin Scully among local play-by-play guys.

Carolyn Kellogg named LA Times books editor

carolyn-kellogg-lat-320.jpg She has been the section's writer and, for now, is the only staffer remaining. "Her job will go beyond the printed word to explore ideas, film, art and society," the memo says.

LA Weekly loses film critic Amy Nicholson too

amynicholson2013.jpg They are hiring. LAist is also looking for an editor-in-chief, and another former LA blogger-in-chief is in the news.

KCRW ending 'Which Way, LA?' as Olney cuts back

warren-olney-2007-marc-goldstein.jpg Warren Olney will remain as host and executive producer of "To the Point" and add a weekly interview segment during the NPR news.

California's secret water blogger is a she

calif-aqueduct-stay-out.jpg The writer of On the Public Record.com sat down with Peter H. King of the LA Times after seven years of anonymity.

Lalo Alcaraz on how to make it in Hollywood*

BordertownTeam-crop-320.jpg You too can be an overnight success after 20 years, says the writer on the new Fox show "Bordertown."

SoCal Connected returns for 7th KCET season*

socal-connected-cast-2016.jpg New season of the award-winning series debuts on Jan. 27 with Val Zavala back as anchor and EP.

LA Times alums join bigger Kaiser Health News*

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Chad Terhune and Russ Mitchell are the latest former Times journalists at the expanding nonprofit.

Jill Stewart to leave LA Weekly and more media notes

jill-stewart-twitter.jpg Managing editor will run the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative in LA. Also: what the LA Times wants in its next California politics editor.

Judge now vacates ALL of T.J. Simers' jury award

simers-howard-grab.jpg Judge William A. MacLaughlin apparently didn't get to finish his thought when he vacated part of the $7.1 million award against the LA Times on Monday.

Judge cuts $2.1 million from TJ Simers' jury award

simers-howard-grab.jpg The LA Times remains on the hook for $5 million, even though the judge found there was no evidence that the sports columnist was forced out.

Bob Flick, 84, retired news producer for KNXT and NBC*

Flick survived the attack on journalists covering Jonestown that killed Rep. Leo Ryan in 1978 and helped to start "Entertainment Tonight."

News and notes: 2015 into 2016

rose-parade-garcetti-instagram.jpg Notes and news items that amassed during the holiday break around here.

Last day at the LA Times for more veterans*

larry-gordon-paul-feldman.jpg Higher education reporter Larry Gordon, foreign desk editor Paul Feldman and Washington bureau law enforcement specialist Richard A. Serrano all type -30- today.

SPJ's distinguished journalists of the year in LA

SPJ_LA-logo.png In addition to five winners and a special honor for LA Radio.com's Don Barrett, the LA chapter elected new board members.

David Ulin adds name to LA Times buyout list

David-Ulin-web.jpg Book critic David Ulin announced on Facebook that he is taking the buyout offer from the Los Angeles Times. Effective Tuesday.

Reuters picks up two LA Times buyout-ees

Reuters-Logo1-300x148.jpg Deputy business editor and a Metro investigative reporter land with the news service's Los Angeles bureau.

Chris Dufresne's final LA Times column: not about football

chris-dufresne-lat.jpg 'My first recollection of the Los Angeles Times is my dad parking his delivery truck outside our house,' says the paper's departing college football writer.

KPCC note about host Steve Julian

steve-julian-kpcc.jpg Larry Mantle posted that his friend and KPCC's longtime morning anchor is off the air facing a "serious health issue."

Scott Weiland was an LA media person*

scott-weiland-638.jpg Weiland, the singer with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at age 48. He was a paste-up guy at the LA Daily Journal in the early 1990s.
No more Mr. Disguise guy
jonathan-gold-truck.jpgJonathan Gold drops his anonymity as documentary screens at Sundance. More
On becoming Zoey Tur
Zoey-lamag.jpgLos Angeles Magazine goes longform on the transition of the news helicopter pilot formerly known as Bob Tur. Read
Take our picture Gary Leonard
gary-crowd-at-lapl.jpg Gary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
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
Tom Sherak, Hollywood leader was 68
tom-sherak-oscar-wife.jpgSherak was the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Mayor Eric Garcetti's designated ambassador between the film industry, City Hall and Sacremento. Obit
New hires at KCRW
kcrw-new-hires-walsh.jpgThe station staffs up for new Madeleine Brand show debuting in 2014. Details
Funny or Die does Nikki
deadline-parody-grab.jpgThe video strikes such the right tone that even Nikki Finke is enjoying it. Video inside.
Dorothy Lucey
dorothy_lucey_ftvlive.jpgFox 11 boss who said she made his eyes bleed? No longer employed. TV people
Tiler Peck
tiler-peck-robert-iris.jpgThe rising ballet dancer we spent time with last year gets into Vanity Fair with her now-fiance, Robert Fairchild. Read
Mick Farren, 69
mick-farren-citybeat.jpgThe lead singer of The Deviants and writer for the late LA Reader and CityBeat LA collapsed while performing in London. More
Michael Hastings memorial
michael-hastings-memorial-jg.jpgThe scene on Highland Avenue where journalist Michael Hastings died. Photo by Judy Graeme.
Jennifer Bjorklund
bjorklund-prescott-grab.jpgBack on the air for NBC. Read
Upside of sending crews to Rome
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Bryan Frank, the veteran photographer for CBS 2 and KCAL 9, has been sharing behind-the-scenes still images from the Vatican media swarm. Check it out.
Sneaky nudes
nude-ernie-holzman-cafe.jpgPhotographer Ernie Holzman snuck his model, Carly, into landmarks such as Union Station (and what looks to be Snug Harbor, above) for a series he calls "L.A. Backstory." Part of his own backstory is that the pictures help him fight his cancer. More at Los Angeles Magazine.
Zen Rabe

rabe-alexandria-hotel.jpgJohn Rabe, host of "Off-Ramp" on KPCC, checks out the walled-off mystery wing of the Alexandria Hotel on 5th Street in downtown.

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