Everything: Last 48 hours

A quick scan of all LA Observed entries posted in the past two days, on all blogs
 
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Music

Mancini and Mercer 1961 demo of 'Moon River' (video)

moon-river-grab.jpg In 1961, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer collaborated on a song for the upcoming film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." This is their demo recording.
Radio

183 arrested overnight in downtown LA street protests*

protests-dtla-nbc4grab.jpg 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.
Place

Still life: Nate 'n Al's on a Saturday

nate-als-stillife.jpg One in a (possibly) occasional LA Observed series.
Race

Second night of scattered protests in LA a bit uglier (updates)

arrests-flower-nbc4grab.jpg 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.
Books

Bestsellers in SoCal (and U.S.) for your book shopping pleasure

amy-poehler-yes-please.jpg 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.
Sports

Noteworthy baseball items out of, yes, San Francisco

tim-flannery-sfgate.jpg Even fans in LA can appreciate the emotion about Pablo Sandoval leaving the Giants, and a third-base coach deciding to leave the game.
Police

Bratton hit with fake blood in NYC protest (photo)

bratton-fake-blood.jpg 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.
Books

Management change at Skylight Books

skylight-books-inner.jpg Co-owner and general manager Kerry Slattery told the staff last night she is retiring and turning over management of the store to Mary Williams, the events manager at Skylight.
Here in Malibu

The dog ate my homework

Over-exposed and out of focus, pix of fast dogs from a slow camera on a bright beach....
Race

Protesters block two freeways and some streets*

protesters-block-110-fwy.jpg There was no real trouble reported as of 11:30 p.m., just some blocked traffic as protesters laid down in intersections and brief closures of the 10 freeway at La Brea and the 110 freeway by the Convention Center downtown.
Place

Photos: Great LA Walk on Ventura Boulevard

great-la-walk-fleetwood.jpg Michael Schneider's Great LA Walk marked its ninth year by traversing Ventura Boulevard from Woodland Hills east across the Valley to Universal City, then up to North Hollywood.
Native Intelligence
hanleins-kiss.jpg After 36 years of wrongful incarceration, Michael Hanline took his first steps into freedom with his wife Sandee by his side. He went to jail in 1978.
City Hall

Garcetti and councilmen at the Great Wall (photo)

china-great-wall.jpg Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in China on a trade mission, posed at the Great Wall with City Council members Joe Buscaino, Mike Bonin, Curren Price and Gilbert Cedillo
Campaign 2014

Bocanegra concedes defeat in Valley race (updated)

raul-bocanegra-facebook.jpg First-time candidate Patty Lopez has defeated Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra in a cliffhanger between two Democrats in the 39th Assembly district. Jeffrey Prang wins the Assessor race.

On the radio
News and public affairs interviews
The Madeleine Brand Show - KPCC 9-10 a.m.
Airtalk with Larry Mantle - KPCC 10-12 noon
To the Point - KCRW Noon-1 p.m.
Patt Morrison - KPCC 1-3 p.m.
Which Way, LA? - KCRW 7-8 p.m.
Left, Right & Center - KCRW Friday 2:30 p.m. Off-Ramp - KPCC Saturday noon
KPFK - Pacifica Radio
City Maven Radio Hour - Internet radio
 
Talk: KFI - KABC - KTLK - KRLA