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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.
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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.
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You probably have heard of David Fahrenthold by now. Ex-LAT journalists re-uniting at CNN. Octavia Butler, Bob Miller, politics notes.
"He is not merely amusing. He is dangerous," Monday's editorial says. "He has made himself the stooge...for every crazy blogger, political quack, racial theorist, foreign leader or nutcase peddling a story."
"Nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck," the Los Angeles Times says of Donald Trump in a full-page editorial. Plus: Paul Magers, the Groundlings founder and more.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn says it’s “not the county sheriff’s job to be involved in immigration issues.”
After the surprising victory of Measure H, county and city officials and non-profit organizations are planning to move quickly to put its money to work.
Soon-Shiong looks to be moving on Ferro. Variety snags an editor. Another Los Angeles Magazine editor leaves.
He's under 50 percent in the final vote tally and becomes the first councilman since 1999 to face a reelection runoff.
Media and politics notes from all over, plus media people news, some place notes and selected tweets.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
It’s something of a miracle that Measure H, the Los Angeles County tax increase to improve services for the homeless, may be near voter approval.
The county homeless measure and Gil Cedillo's reelection are too close to call, but there will be runoffs for the school board and in the Valley's council district 7.
Nick Ut's retirement. Key editors jump from the LA Times. Downtown News sold. Plus many more notes and observations.
Joel Bellman argues that Donald Trump is "emotionally unstable and dangerously unfit to hold the most powerful elected office in the world."
Keith Boyer, a veteran with the Whittier Police Department, was 53 and a father. He was shot by a recent parolee.
The conservative talk show host and Chapman law professor is on a roll with Trump.
News, notes and observations of media, politics and place. Plus selected tweets.
Trump's orders to block refugees and travelers from Muslim countries - even U.S. legal residents - caught Homeland Security by surprise. Protesters and lawyers flooded the airport.
Hard to imagine a bigger change to the infrastructure and environment of the Westside.
Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from multiple sources.
In this time of instant news, fake news and superficial tweets, it’s good to recall a couple of recent newspaper stories that are likely to last a while and make a difference.
A few hundred thousand people on the streets all day and no arrests of any kind. Lots of great signs though.
Media, books, politics and place and a few tweets.
Our occasional roundup on media, politics and place from a variety of LA Observed sources.
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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.