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Midweek notes: Xavier Becerra, Jeff Michael, P-45 and more

jeff-michael-insgm.jpg New attorney general appointed. An anchor leaves the news desk. What to do with P-45.

Los Angeles councilman calls Trump a 'tyrant'

huizar-6th-st-viaduct.jpg Councilman Jose Huizar has had enough already, tweeting "If we acquiesce to his falsehoods, we fall victim to tyrannical government."

LA Observed Notes: Imaginary votes, fake news, media people

steve-wasserman-heyday.jpg Donald Trump tweets his way to the top item again by inventing a new conspiracy. Plus much more.

LA Observed Notes: American Nazis, fake news and media moves

GENSLER_TRIBUNE_STREEt.jpg Our semi-regular column of media and politics notes, with other news and observations.

LA Observed Notes: Week 1 in Trump's America

trumps-on-6-minutes-cbs.jpg Some observations, plus a weekly dose of media and politics notes.

People of Saturday's DTLA Trump protest

Josiah-Oballes-Jimmy-640-ir.jpg Saturday was the biggest day yet of Los Angeles protests against the dangerous rhetoric used by candidate Donald Trump, now the president-elect.

Kamala Harris elected, pot legalized, death penalty retained

county-vote-graphic.jpg There's no surprise that Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to succeed Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate. The news is that California voters also approved legal marijuana, kept the...

LA's first presidential election was different

andres_pico-lapl-crop.jpg Franklin Pierce won with the help of early LA figures like the Californio Andres Pico.

LA Observed Notes: Early voting, media moves and more

voting-line-nohwd.jpg Queuing to vote across LA, Trump's last stand, and why the sports department hates election night.

LA Times journos warned - again - about tweet politics

latimes-bldg-from-corner.jpg The second memo of the fall election cycle reminds reporters and editors that social media is on the record.

Reading the signs beyond the liberal bubble

crooked-hillary-rascon.jpg Just how much of a "left coast" bubble is Los Angeles? Molly Selvin is volunteering for Clinton in North Carolina.

Gannett drops Tronc and more midweek notes

8150-sunset-rendering.jpg Gigantic Frank Gehry project on Sunset Boulevard approved. Kudos for LAT's Sea Breeze investigation. Notes on Campaign 2016, 2017 and 2018. And more.

LA Observed Notes: Sexual assault, media moves and more

danielle-berrin-jj.jpg LA Times investigations afflict the powerful. LA's homeless shame. Notes on media, politics and place.

LA Observed Notes: Media moves, cranes and Campaign 2016

crane-wilshire-crescent.jpg LA Times loses a top Hollywood voice. Dodgers go home. More Trump and Clinton notes.

Tom Hayden, 76, author and political activist

tom-hayden-michigan.jpg Author, activist and former California state assemblyman and senator Tom Hayden has died in Santa Monica after a lengthy illness.

Questions big and small for Measure M

subway-work-wilshire-labrea.jpg Measure M’s fate will turn on issues as big as a proposed train tunnel though the Sepulveda Pass and as small as homeowners angered by a bus on their quiet street.

LA Observed Notes: Media, politics and place

maywood-nbc4.jpg Because there's more going on than Donald Trump's get-even war on America.

The city comes to suburban Dodger Stadium

bill-300.jpg When Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, it was perfect for the auto age, surrounded by parking lots and near the freeway, not unlike the suburban malls so popular in those days.

LA Times explains use of fuck, mentions Trump deadlines

lat-readersrep-10-11-2016.jpg First time the f-word got in print since 1998, the paper says. The explainer is less revealing about the Trump tapes landing on Saturday's page 10.

LA Observed Notes: Yes Trump again, and more

ana-navarro-twitter.jpg Interesting news from downtown, sadness in Palm Springs and a bad week for Trump and his ilk. Plus much, much more.
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