LA Observed Notes: Covering Harvey, Dodgers flailing, an editor change in LA, media notes, Angels Flight shuts again
This weekend's fire in Los Angeles isn't even the worst La Tuna Canyon fire in recent times.
Today's Bullet Points include LA Times newsroom love for a fired editor, pink blobs in Echo Park, media notes and selected tweets.
Bullet Points: A horrific jail death. Food writers in Tuscany. The LA Times follows on Canter's. A media promotion, a hire, and the celebrity terminal at LAX. Plus a difficult long read.
Bullet Points: An LA Republican discusses Trump. Nazis in LA. A new reporter in town. Tommy Hawkins dies.
Bullet Points: Attacking the Jews in Charlottesville. Zócalo on the move. USC Village. Transitions at City Hall and the Times.
Nazi and racist scum in Virginia, Trump equates, and a nation shakes its head. Plenty of media and politics notes and selected tweets.
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon counts construction cranes in downtown Los Angeles. It helps him compare booming downtown to his economically depressed and neglected district in Southeast Los Angeles County.
Our occasional gathering of notes on media, politics and place with selected tweets.
LA Times explains how many times it gave USC a chance to comment on a dean's secret life. Plus LAT buyouts, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.
Why should a voter in Butte County, deep in the northern part of the state, have a say in how Los Angeles County is governed?
In dark times, is the role of the artist to expose? To comment, to criticize, to amuse? Since last fall, it's been all of the above onstage in Los Angeles.
The dean of newspaper science writers is apparently retiring at age 98. Slacker! Plus a ransomware attack at KQED and CalBuzz calls it quits for now.
NPR staffers won't face a strike. Obits for Martin Landau, George Romero, Bill Smith and Tenny Tenusian. Selected tweets.
Plus what some LA media people are doing and selected tweets from the past week.
Sen. Franken was on KPCC Friday and is talking about his new book in Beverly Hills (twice) and in Glendale.
Plus it's time to pay attention to the Dodgers, Roxane Gay is in town, media people doing stuff and selected tweets.
"Left, Right & Center is one of KCRW’s most popular shows, on air and as a podcast..."
Chock full of Monday observations on media and media people, politics, place and more. Plus a good week for selected tweets.
Our irregular compendium of media, police and place with selected tweets.
There will be yet another expensive and even smaller special election in Los Angeles later this year.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations from the media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets and more.
Walters says his politics column, around since 1981, will live on in a new home.
The total jumped 23 percent over last year despite many more homeless people being moved into housing. So it could have been even worse.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations from media, politics and place. With some selected tweets.
Our occasional roundup of news and notes on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
A homeless encampment appears under a freeway or in a park near you. You’re a public spirited Angeleno. Who do you call?
Also: Monica Rodriguez elected to the Los Angeles City Council. Board of Education member Steve Zimmer lost.
Our occasional roundup of media, politics and place news and notes.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed.
Our occasional roundup of news and observations on media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
Media and politics notes for the new week, plus selected tweets.
Challenger to Councilman Gil Cedillo says he remains in the race for May 16 runoff.
"As Mayor, there’s no issue I spend more time on," Garcetti says in his annual state of the city speech.
The Eric Garcetti File
Bill's latest columns for LA Observed
In case you missed it
Donald Trump piñatasTrump is a staple in the piñata district. Larger
Future of CitiesAbout 500 people turned out for new group's first LA leadership summit.
Father and daughterMayor Eric Garcetti and his daughter, Maya, at Gary Leonard's gallery.
Republicans for VoldemortSpotted near the Malibu civic center. Veronique de Turenne
LaBonge signs offTom LaBonge's final moments at the City Council horseshoe (with Gary Leonard in the background.) Photo: Branimir Kvartuc.
Villaraigosa's new cribFormer mayor buys a $2.5 million contemporary in Beachwood Canyon.