The LA Times staff voted union but there's a lot more going on. Val Zavala retires from KCET. Remembering Ed Moses and Greg Critser.
A new kind of pop-up was working through Sunday at the northern end of Chinatown.
Many public officials are already enthusiastically counting the tax dollars that legalization of marijuana will bring into their public treasuries, but not Mark Ridley-Thomas of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
LA Times journalists vote on a union this week. Plus the most-clicked story of 2017, Hollywood women organize, notes on media politics and place, and selected tweets.
Pressure will be heavy on Mayor Eric Garcetti and County supervisors board chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas to show much more progress with the so-far insoluble housing-homeless problem.
LA Observed contributor Iris Schneider recently visited Alabama to volunteer for Senate candidate Doug Jones.
Iris Schneider: So many people have asked about my recent expedition into the deep South to work on the Doug Jones campaign, I thought this might be helpful.
in which Joel Bellman argues that it's not witches, but the witch-hunters, that we should really fear these days.
Homelessness is an emergency, says Councilman Mike Bonin, and requires a response equal to what the federal disaster agency does when a hurricane strikes
The past shapes the future, and that was the theme of a report released Thursday, "Space To Lead: A Century of Civic Leadership In Los Angeles."
Banks, ATMs, retail and restaurants at Metro stations would produce revenue and be a great convenience for riders.
The scandal that won't go away. An LAT columnist apologizes. Job movies, an invite from the New York Times and other media notes.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Trump seems to be pursuing his own personal damnatio memoriae against the nation's first black president out of pure spite.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
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.
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Chock full of Monday observations on media and media people, politics, place and more. Plus a good week for selected tweets.
The Eric Garcetti File
Bill's latest columns for LA Observed
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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.