In 1961, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer collaborated on a song for the upcoming film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." This is their demo recording.
Everything: Last 24 hours
The final numbers are bigger than they looked on the live streams I followed last night (and more than reported in the media this morning.) Most arrests were for disorderly conduct.
One in a (possibly) occasional LA Observed series.
A small group broke off from a protest in front of LAPD headquarters to run onto the 101 freeway at Grand Avenue and drop objects from the street above. Traffic stopped on the freeway without any injuries as far as I can tell.
If your Christmas shopping list includes books, here is some guidance on what others are reading. As always, the differences between SoCal and national bestseller lists are curious.
Even fans in LA can appreciate the emotion about Pablo Sandoval leaving the Giants, and a third-base coach deciding to leave the game.
New York police commissioner William Bratton, the former LAPD chief, was spattered with red paint during a protest over the grand jury announcement about the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
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Vin Scully sends off YaroslavskyWatch the video of Scully advising Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on how to get started as a baseball announcer — far away from his chair at Dodger Stadium. Inside
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