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Christy O'Donnell, LAPD vet who sought right to die law

christyodonnell-daughter.jpg O'Donnell, 47, pushed Gov. Brown to sign California's new right-to-die act, which won't take effect until later this year.

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.

Alex Padilla cautious on Board of Supes expansion

bill-300.jpg Secretary of State Alex Padilla conceded that the five Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor districts are big but wouldn't say whether he favors proposals to expand the board.

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.

Tom Bradley documentary goes national on PBS

tom-bradley-at-mic.jpg "Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" runs Thursday night at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal.

Mayor Garcetti adds a second press secretary

garcetti-twitter-townhall-fb.jpg Carl Marziali is the former VP for media and public relations at USC.

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.

LAT editors: Cruz does nation a favor in beating Trump

trump-iowa-cnn.jpg Trump's first test with actual voters falls short. Not a great result for Hillary Clinton either.

Alex Padilla is among the Porter Ranch dislocated

padilla-news-conf.jpg California's Secretary of State put his family in a Burbank hotel about six weeks ago.

Steve Barr of Green Dot also may oppose Garcetti

steve-barr-flickr.jpg Steve Barr in photo by Kris Krug on Flickr via LA Weekly. Add Green Dot Charter Schools founder Steve Barr to the menu of candidates that might run against Mayor...

Mitchell Schwartz (who?) says he'll run against Garcetti

mitchell-schwartz-640.jpg He's a Democratic strategist and environmentalist and a neighbor of the mayor's in Windsor Square.

How Metro rail could reach the new NFL stadium someday

inglewood-nfl-googlemap.jpg There could be a train to the Inglewood stadium but the current earliest date is 2035.

Feds looking at small donations to Nury Martinez

nury-martinez-campaign.jpg Some details are getting out about the federal criminal investigation that seems to involve City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and her staff. City Hall reporter David Zahniser reports in the LA...

Alarcon convictions overturned on appeal

Thumbnail image for richard-alarcon-2013-dn.jpg Former LA City Councilman state lawmaker Richard Alarcon and his wife have already served their sentences in a case about where they officially lived for voting purposes.

A more humane homeless approach?

bill-300.jpg When I talked to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, I got the feeling that the city may be moving away from its punitive approach to homelessness and toward something more humane and practical.

Video of Aliso Canyon gas leak taken down*

sherman-englander-alisocyn.jpg Aides for elected officials get to go where news cameras can't. But the Gas Co. got Sherman to take the videos down.

Bruce Lisker gets $7.6 million settlement from the city

bruce-lisker-cat.jpg Six years after his exoneration and release from prison, Lisker accepts a deal to end his civil suit against the LAPD and city of Los Angeles.

Monday notes: Politics, media and place

p-46-47-lions.jpg Developments at Porter Ranch. Penske buys Indiewire. Univision buys the Onion. A fake Politico reporter. Local finalists for the National Book Critics Circle. And much more.

New fear in Porter Ranch: Blowout of the well

porter-ranch-gas-well.jpg "If the wellhead fails," says a physical sciences professor, "It will be a horrible, horrible problem."

Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry Village to get new names

ahwahnee-hotel.jpg Majestic Yosemite Hotel and Half Dome Village just don't sound like Yosemite. Fix it.
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