Politics and governing

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Solis and the power brokers

bill-300.jpg Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis danced cautiously around some controversial topics when she spoke to a downtown crowd of political insiders and power brokers Wednesday.

NBC4 investigates food poisoning at LA restaurants

nb4-food-poisoning-map.jpg County health inspections are spotty even at restaurants with confirmed cases of poisoning, says report by Joel Grover.

Police commission OK's LAPD cameras, with a big but...

lapd-horses-dtla-bradbury.jpg The ACLU drops its support after the policy allows officers to view footage before writing reports. Chief Beck also says he won't release footage publicly.

Cathleen Decker named California politics columnist for LA Times

cathy-decker-twitter.jpg Decker "will become our signature voice on California politics," says today's memo from the top editors.
bruce-jenner-diane-sawyer.jpg A morning roundup of politics, media and place plus some tweets of the day.

LA County's Task Force 2 deploys to Nepal quake zone

tf2-deploys-nepal.jpg The urban search and rescue team has previously gone to Haiti, Japan, New Zealand and the Hurricane Katrina destruction zone.

Hillary Clinton has three LA fundraisers booked on May 7

hillary-clinton-smile.jpg Hollywood checks are the main target, of course, with an evening reception hosted by Haim Saban and Casey Wasserman.

The unreliable NFL

bill-300.jpg The National Football League is a heartless, unreliable lover, as the star-struck city councils of Carson and Inglewood will no doubt find out.

Morning news and notes: Cardenas aide's subpoena and more

daily_breeze_a1-pulitzer.jpg Politics, media, place and some tweets of the day.

Michael Higby, LA blogger, was 50

The lead blogger for many years at Mayor Sam's Sister City died Wednesday after a visit to the dentist.

The Mayor: Riordan tells of his sins and successes

bill-300.jpg Richard J. Riordan, in his book “The Mayor”, tells of the tragedies in his life and of his extra-marital affairs, divorces and drinking, adding a very human touch to his story of the eight successful years he served as mayor of Los Angeles.

Cartoons win fresh panties and more for women in county jail

elana-pritchard-jail-hot.jpg Inmate Elana Pritchard's cartoons in LA Weekly of the indignities and shortages in LA County's women's jail led to changes.

Color coded parking signs

LAO_NewParkingSigns copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed.
sotc-2015-grafic.jpg Garcetti has his night, but was anybody listening. Is Hollywood divided on Clinton or what? Politico to launch California Playbook.

KPFK dodges a bullet, stays on the air

kpfk-signage-ocw.jpg Last week's emergency fund drive was just what it sounds like — full survival mode, says an analysis in OC Weekly.
prosser-sidewalk-jg.jpg The City Council has paid dearly to get some of the pending liabilities off its docket. They might still try to make you pay for their sidewalk damage.
pie-hole-marketplace.jpg News and notes from LA Observed on politics, media and place plus a couple of tweets of the day.

News and notes: Bush coming, bookstore closing & more

RauschLA-hunt.jpg Jeb Bush to raise cash in Bel Air. Supes look to raise minimum age. A new column in Daily News. More notes on politics, media and place.
david-lazarus-twitter.jpg Consumer columnist David Lazarus has been getting more openly anti-Republican on his Twitter feed. So get ready for cat videos.

Monday news and notes: Brown, Villaraigosa, Apple and more

cuba-truck.jpg Some news and notes of politics, media and place to get the week started.
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Media sites
California Watch
Capital Notes
Capitol Alert
Capitol Weekly
CityWatch
Daily Breeze
Downtown News
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La Opinion
LA Weekly
L.A. Channel 36
L.A. Daily News
L.A. Cityview 35
L.A. Times
Metro Investment Report
Pasadena Star News
PolitiCal
Politics Now
Press-Telegram
Prop Zero
Rough & Tumble
Sacramento Bee
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The California Report
The Planning Report
The Roundup
Verdexchange
Journalists
Steve Lopez
PIlar Marrero
Rick Orlov
Betty Pleasant
Gregory Rodriguez
George Skelton
Dan Walters
Soo Youn
Emily Green
Marc Cooper
Brian Doherty
Editorial pages
L.A. Times
Daily News
Daily Breeze
La Opinión
Register
Blogs
Accountable California
ActionLA.org
Aquafornia
Around the Capitol
BAGnewsNotes
Alan Barcelona
Big Hollywood
Kenneth Burt
CalBuzz
Calitics
California Majority
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California Progress
  Report

Jasmyne Cannick
Ginny Case
CBGrant.org
Courage Campaign
Daily Kos
Daryl Cagle
Copyrights & Campaigns
Peter Dreier
Kevin Drum
Drumwaster's Rants Flashreport
Foodaism
Fox & Hounds
Friendly Fire
GoMamaGuide
Edward Headington
Hugh Hewitt
High Speed Rail Blog
Victoria Rierdan Hurley
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Jews Choose
Erin Aubry Kaplan
Mickey Kaus
Ron Kaye
La Figa
LAPPL Blog
LA Progressive
Leftovers from City Hall
David Lehrer-Joe Hicks
LGBT POV
Liberty Hill
LA City Attorney
Map Light LA
Mayor Sam
Mayor V
Doug McIntyre
Walter Moore
Mike Murphy
New West Notes
OC Watchdog
One Through 42 or 43
Opinion L.A.
Orange County
  Progressive

Orange Punch
Patterico
Andre Pineda
Political Blotter
Political Sazon
Politicker
Politics & Society
Politics Now
Politiqueando
Polling Report
PublicCEO.com
Red County
Joe Scott
SF Gate politics
SoapBox LA
Spot-On
The Bay Area
The Page
The Usual Suspects
Top of the Ticket Total Buzz
Village to Village
We Are Not Criminals
Jack Weiss
Brady Westwater
Where's Our Money?
Wilshire & Washington
Witness LA
Wonkette
On the air
Deadline L.A.
Eyewitness
  Newsmakers

Hugh Hewitt
John & Ken
LA Observed KCRW
Left Right Center
Larry Mantle
Patt Morrison
News Conference
Warren Olney-TTP
Warren Olney-WWLA
Politics of Culture
SoCal Connected
Tavis Smiley
Jon Wiener
Convenors
Pat Brown Institute
Claremont Institute
Inst for Justice &
  Journalism

Jesse Unruh Institute
League of Women
  Voters

Metropolitan Forum
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PPIC
SCAG
Town Hall LA
Westside Urban Forum
Why Tuesday?
Zocalo Public Square
Residents groups
Argyle Civic Assn.
Arlington Heights NA
Atwater Village RA
Beachwood Canyon NA
Bel-Air Assn.
Bel Air Ridge HOA
Benedict Canyon Assn.
Benedict Hills Estates HOA
Brentwood Hills HOA
Brentwood HOA
Brentwood Park POA
Bull Creek Pocket
Comstock Hills HOA
Country Club Park NA
Crestview NA
Crestwood Hills Assn
The Eagle Rock Association
Franklin Hills RA
Friends of Atwater Village
Glassell Park IA
Hillside Federation
Hilltop Neighbors Assn.
Hollywood Dell CA
Hollywood Knolls
Holmby Hills HOA
La Tuna Canyon CA
Lake View Terrace IA
Lincoln Corridor
  Commty Watch

Lincoln Park View NW
Los Feliz IA
Mandeville Canyon Assn.
Mar Vista NA
Marina Peninsula NA
Miracle Mile RA
Montecito Heights IA
Monterey Hills Fed.
Mt. Washington Assn.
North Figueroa Assn.
North Westdale NA
Old Granada Hills
  Residents

Overland Avenue.org
Pacific Palisades RA
Palisades RA of San Pedro
Picfair Village CA
Pico Revitalization Proj.
Residents of Beverly Glen
Silver Lake IA
Silver Lake RA
South Carthay NA
South Shores Nhood
Studio City RA
Sunset Junction NA
Temescal Canyon Assn.
Tract 7260
Upper Mandeville Cyn Assn.
Upper Nichols Cyn NA
Valley Glen NA
Van Buren Place Commty
  Restoration Assn.

Venice Canals RA
West Adams Heights
  Sugar Hill NA

West Adams Heritage Assn.
Westwood Gardens CA
Westside Village HOA
Westwood South of
  Santa Monica

Whitley Heights CA
Windsor Square Assn.
Activist organizations
Alliance for a Livable LA
Arts for L.A.
Ballona Wetlands
  Land Trust

Ban Billboard Blight
Bicycle Coalition
Bike Writers Colleactive
David Bohnett Foundation
Building Industry Assn.
Citizens Comm. to Save
  Elysian Park

Citywide Alliance
  of NCs

Coalition L.A.
Community Coalition SLA
Concerned Citizens of
  South Central

Eagle Rock Beautiful
Enviro Defense Fund
Fix Expo
Four Story
Free Venice
Friends for Expo
Global Green
Grand Avenue Committee
Greater LA African
  American Chamber

Hollywood Hill
Housing LA
Howard Jarvis
  Taxpayers Assn.

Inner City Struggle
Korean Churches for
  Community Development

Lincoln Place
L.A. Alliance for a
  New Economy

L.A. Community
  Action Network

L.A. Community
  Policing

L.A. Neighborhood
  Housing Services

L.A. Neighborhood
  Initiative

Legal Aid Foundation
Liberty Hill
Light Rail for Cheviot
MALDEF
Multi-Cultural Education
  Collaborative

Neighbors for Smart Rail
New Schools,
  Better Neighborhoods

No 2 Home Depot
Northeast Democratic
  Club

Northeast LA Network
Our L.A.
Pacoima Beautiful
Police Protective
  League

SAJE
Save Leimert
SCANPH
SCOPE
Silver Lake Reservoirs
  Conservancy

SmartVoter.org
SoapBoxLA
Sunland Tujunga
  Alliance

Telacu
The City Project
Trust for Public Land
United Streets of
  Hollywood

Urban & Environmental
 ' Policy Institute

Watts LCAC

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