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Mid-week news and notes

westwood-leconte-bike-lane.jpg I've been storing up for a few days.

Thursday news and notes

norms-alan-hess.jpg Santa Barbara oil spill. Norms gets status. Reaction to David Ryu's election and David Letterman's farewell. Plus much more.
nyt-screen-grab-gay-study.jpg Columbia co-author questions data provided in last year's news-making study by a UCLA co-author.

David Ryu wins City Council runoff

david-ryu-campaigns.jpg He become the first Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council. The race wasn't that close.

City Council gets ball rolling on $15 minimum wage

city-hall-over-bldgs.jpg The council votes 14-1 to tell the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would make $15-an-hour the minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles by 2020. Mayor Garcetti signed on to the final deal.

LA firefighters and dogs return from Nepal (video)

taskforce2-returns.grab.jpg Task Force 2 reunited with families Sunday at the base in Pacoima.

Friday news and notes

fresno-bee-drought-pic.jpg Marines die in Nepal. The City Council's new secretive ways. LANG parent no longer for sale. Another jab at LAT from Jeff Gottlibeb. Plus more politics, media and place.

Thursday politics notes

sanchez-xmas-card.jpg Sanchez is running. Brown and Napolitano make up. A good point about almonds and water. Another LATimesman leaves for political PR. And more.

Former undersheriff Tanaka surrenders to feds

paul-tanaka-vidgrab.jpg The federal grand jury is investigating corruption in the LA County jails and the attempt by sheriff's officials to hide a federal informant from the FBI.
naomi-seligman-fb.jpg Seligman says she "has helped end the careers of some of the most corrupt members of Congress, targeted the NRA and its allies, exposed front groups covering for corporate interests, and rooted out misinformation in the media."

Friday news and notes: Police, politics, water and more

kristannaloken-villaraigosa.jpg Plus Antonio Villaraigosa's new actress-girlfriend, restaurants come and go and a big day for a Dodger.

Hillary Clinton leaves LA with $3 million and a super PAC

hillary-clinton-campaign.jpg Nice one-day haul for the Democratic candidate, but she's also in the spotlight for agreeing to take money from even bigger donors.

Lauter to run LA Times' 2016 campaign coverage

david-lauter-twitter.jpg The LA Times has tapped Washington bureau chief David Lauter to run the presidential campaign coverage. Read the memo.

Reprieve for UCLA baseball stadium?

bill-300.jpg The best place to watch baseball in Los Angeles is not Dodger Stadium. It’s Jackie Robinson Stadium, the small, elegant home of the UCLA baseball Bruins. Unfortunately for the university, the ballpark occupies 10 acres of the 387-acre Veterans Administration health facility in West Los Angeles, land reserved for housing and treating veterans.

Carly Fiorina's campaign team didn't register dot.org….

fiorina-didnt-register.jpg So somebody else did. Screen grab from CarlyFiorina.org.

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.
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