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LA Weekly's Maddaus to Variety and more media notes

broad-iris-corner.jpg Larry Mantle on his friend Steve Julian. New post for Nicco Mele. The Broad gets a category on tonight's "Jeopardy." And a lot more.

Steve Julian, 57, KPCC's morning host since 2000*

steve-julian-kpcc.png KPCC posted a little while ago that Julian, the station's longtime morning host, has died of brain cancer.

Bernie's first time on TV: 'Looks like the village idiot'

bernie-sanders-in-1972.png The time was 1972. Sanders says, "I would never vote for a bum like that!”

Brian Lowry to CNN and more media notes

brian-lowry-deadline.jpg Job moves, hires, book news, awards and other items I've been saving up on the media beat.

Dodger Stadium gets a new street and address

dodger-stadium-address.jpg Change of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue opens the home season -- Scully's 67th and final year.

Steve Julian and love in the digital age

steve-julian-felicia-friesema-myrow2.jpg Checking in on the KPCC morning host, who is under hospice care for a brain tumor, and his wife Felicia.

LAT photographer charged by Ventura County

ricardo-dearatanha-lat.jpg Ricardo DeAratanha was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer when he was confronted during the Nancy Reagan funeral in Simi Valley.

Tom Hennessy, 80: Retired Press-Telegram columnist

tom-hennessy-twitter.jpg Hennessy spent 27 years as the staff columnist at the Long Beach Press-Telegram, and another six years writing occasional pieces.

LAT TV writer jumps to The Wrap and other moves on the beat

collins-doty-thewrap.jpg Longtime TV reporter Scott Collins will be TV editor, and Michael Schneider joins Penske Media. Plus more.

LA Times taps HuffPost reporter to cover race & justice

jaweed-kaleem-325.jpg Jaweed Kaleem covered religion for HuffPo, where he had been for five years.

Cartoonist Ted Rall sues LA Times for defamation et al*

ted-rall-cartoon-nyo.jpg Former freelancer is back looking for vindication.

Sam Quinones, 'Dreamland' win at National Book Critics Circle

sam-quinones-fb.jpg He wins in the nonfiction category for book about the heroin epidemic in middle-class America.

Trailer for 'City of Gold,' film about Jonathan Gold

jgold-screen-grab.jpg The documentary opens Friday in Los Angeles and New York.

New editors, hires on Calendar side of LA Times

la-rr-brenda-rodriguez-marc-bernardin-sarah-ro-001.jpg Moves announced today are follow ups to the buyouts last year in which something like 90 senior staffers left the paper.

Another Pulitzer winner for the Breeze leaves journalism

breeze-winners.jpg Rebecca Kimitch is moving into PR for the Metropolitan Water District.

Erin Andrews wins $55 million in damages over nude hotel video*

erin-andrews-civil-trial-cnn.jpg Other female reporters tell Sports Illustrated a depressing story of hyper-vigilance, fear and never feeling truly safe in their rooms.

A Hollywood scholar's appreciation of the LAT's Susan King

classic-hollywood-grab.jpg King's weekly Classic Hollywood column, ending today, put the spotlight on films, people and books that otherwise would go unnoticed and unheralded.

Davan Maharaj named publisher too of the LA Times*

davan-maharaj-320.jpg The editor since 2011 will be the first joint editor-publisher of the LAT possibly since the era of General Harrison Otis. He's the fourth publisher in two years.

Russ Parsons purges his cookbooks after 30 years

parsons-cookbook.jpg The former LA Times food editor donated upwards of 500 cookbooks to the Long Beach Public Library. But it wasn't easy.

Journalists share in awards weekend for 'Spotlight'

spotlight-team-grab.jpg Spotlight won the Oscar for best picture and the Film Independent Spirit Award for best feature, with a standing ovation for the Boston Globe reporters.

Post's Marty Baron will attend the Oscars this year

marty-baron-esquire.jpg Journalistic objectivity be damned, he's hoping "Spotlight" wins all six Oscars it is up for.

LA Times restaffs the Business desk

jean-merls desk.jpg A deputy from the OC Register and a tech editor from the Bay Area are added. Plus: A new column in Sports.

CEO who fired Beutner is out at Tribune Publishing*

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Jack Griffin lasted less than three weeks under the new largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing, which is no less screwed up than the previous Chicago overlords of the LA Times.

Ex-Angeleno David Geffen is at home in NYC

DavidGeffen-name-tag.jpg "David got bored with Los Angeles a long time ago,” says Tina Brown.

Ron Rogers, 72, public relations executive

ron-rogers-ruder.jpg Rogers grew up in the Hollywood PR business and launched his own firm, The Rogers Group, in 1978.

Mark Thompson returns to Fox 11 weather desk

mark-thompson-fox11-grab.jpg Channel 11's longtime weathercaster and host showed up over the weekend and will be around for awhile.
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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