LA Observed Notes: Media moves, books and authors, media people, place notes and selected tweets.
LA Observed Notes: Christopher Hawthorne defects, Pomona mourns, Soon-Shiong goes to the Gridiron, media moves and much more.
Read the memo: Buyer assures nervous newsroom he wants to "preserve the integrity, honesty and fairness we’ve observed in our decades as avid readers of the LA Times."
Larry Altman leaves the Daily Breeze after 28 years, much of that covering murder and mayhem. "For the most part, I loved being a reporter, but the job came with so much sadness and stress."
LA Observed Notes: Times has had it with's LA homeless response. Garcetti, Soon-Shiong, Harvey Weinstein, TV reporter runs for office, selected tweets.
Plus: Valentine's Day cards written by LA Times staffers. Web-only crime series from KNBC. Media notes and more.
Plus: Bed bugs in the library, more bad newspaper news, media moves and selected tweets.
Garvey had been the top digital editor at the LA Times until the Tronc purge last year.
Steve Greenberg cartoon captures the new buyer of the LA Times.
Some in the Los Angeles Times newsroom had hoped that Kim Murphy would become the editor in chief once Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over.
Read the memo: The new LAT owner says buying the paper was deeply personal and he calls himself a longtime admirer of the Times journalists.
The deal for $500 million will close in April. The Times publisher was cleared by an internal investigation.
The deal, if reached, would end the bizarre run of Tronc and Chicago investor Michael Ferro as California media owners. Soon-Shiong comes with questions of his own.
If you read one long piece today, we have a suggestion. Plus the latest LA Times chatter, media people notes, Uma Thurman speaks, selected tweets and more.
Latest editor arrives and even gets some applause, just as a new disagreement breaks out in public over a high-profile investigation.
Lewis D'Vorkin is out -- who didn't see that coming? -- and Jim Kirk, last year's interim editor of the LA Times from Chicago, is being rushed back to stop the madness.
Joel Bellman: Nothing had prepared me for the hallucinatory world of Joe Frank.
Tom Hoffarth, the longtime Daily News sports columnist, says he is one of 10 sports staffers to lose their jobs. The Breeze lost all but one photographer, per a report.
The LA Times staff voted union but there's a lot more going on. Val Zavala retires from KCET. Remembering Ed Moses and Greg Critser.
NPR reveals an alleged backstory on Ross Levinsohn that has the newsroom in a major uproar. It's especially painful for gay reporters.
Frank, the KCRW legend, died at 79. LA Times heads for another big disruption and loses a reporter. Layoffs coming in LA media.
Stephen Miller led FoxSports.com and CBS Sportsline. There's also talk of more hires and moving the Times offices, possibly out of downtown.
LA Times journalists vote on a union this week. Plus the most-clicked story of 2017, Hollywood women organize, notes on media politics and place, and selected tweets.
Ron Rapoport: One thing Dick would want us to remember, that it all started at UCLA.
Long time host of "Good Day LA" has been scrubbed from the Channel 11 website. Website FTV Live says there were "sexual harassment allegations."
Doyle McManus leaving LAT, new LA Weekly gets an editor, Jerry Brown on "60 Minutes," bad sheriffs, media notes and a good read that's not really about cats.
No more Mr. Disguise guyJonathan Gold drops his anonymity as documentary screens at Sundance. More
On becoming Zoey TurLos Angeles Magazine goes longform on the transition of the news helicopter pilot formerly known as Bob Tur. Read
Take our picture Gary LeonardGary Leonard photo of the audience at his Central Library conversation with Kevin Roderick. Bigger
Kushner spars with Larry MantleDespite mandatory unpaid time off, newsroom buyouts and threat of layoffs, Register owner says "we are growing." Story
Tom Sherak, Hollywood leader was 68Sherak 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 KCRWThe station staffs up for new Madeleine Brand show debuting in 2014. Details
Funny or Die does NikkiThe video strikes such the right tone that even Nikki Finke is enjoying it. Video inside.
Dorothy LuceyFox 11 boss who said she made his eyes bleed? No longer employed. TV people
Tiler PeckThe rising ballet dancer we spent time with last year gets into Vanity Fair with her now-fiance, Robert Fairchild. Read
Mick Farren, 69The lead singer of The Deviants and writer for the late LA Reader and CityBeat LA collapsed while performing in London. More
Michael Hastings memorialThe scene on Highland Avenue where journalist Michael Hastings died. Photo by Judy Graeme.
Jennifer BjorklundBack on the air for NBC. Read
Upside of sending crews to Rome
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 nudesPhotographer 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.
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