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Fauna

It's baby lizard season in Los Angeles

baby-lizard-nhmla.jpg Most of the hatchlings you will see now are either Western Fence Lizards or Side-blotched Lizards. But you never know.
City Hall

Steve Lopez: Garcetti too often is 'weaselly'

garcetti-wakeland-doting-gary.jpg The narrative of Mayor Eric Garcetti as an overly cautious waffler continues to take hold.
LAT

Ted Rall dropped by LA Times over blog post about LAPD

ted-rall.png The paper says the editorial cartoonist's post had factual inconsistencies. He says the Times buckled to pressure from the police department.
Sports

15 minutes with Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi (video)

zaidi-molly-knight-grab.jpg Molly Knight interviews Zaidi on stage at the Doha Goals Forum here in LA.
Fauna

Two urban LA coyotes collared by National Park Service

coyote-dtla-nps.jpg Female C-144 has cubs in the Westlake district. Male C-145 ranges around the Silver Lake area. There's a new urban wildlife blog too.
Follow up

Boston drops out of Olympics running, so LA may be in

olympics-sussman.jpg As LA-based 3 Wire Sports urged last month, Boston is no longer an obstacle to Los Angeles getting the 2024 Summer Games.
Interesting Angelenos

Secretary by day, sumo wrestler by night

Jenelle-Hamilton-sumo.jpg Jenelle Hamilton is a local secretary, grad student, single mom and Girl Scout leader. And a sumo fighter.
Christensen and Gold

Changes afoot here

jc-mg-200-names.jpg Changes afoot at UCLA mean changes here. Mark Gold is moving on at UCLA. Peter Kareiva joins UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability as new director. And this column reboots.
Here in Malibu

Silver sunrise

A week ago it was still raining; boy that was nice. Lots of talk now about the gathering El Nino,...
News

Monday news and notes: July 27

KeyPeele.jpg Times editors give another letter grade. CBS2/KCAL promotes Amber Lee. Key and Peele to end their Comedy Central show. More politics and media notes.
Television

Spanish-language KMEX and KVEA lead the local Emmys

local-emmy-winners-2015.jpg It wasn't even close. The top LA newscasts last year were all in Spanish, the judges said.
Sports

Special Olympics re-lights the Coliseum cauldron

oly-caludron-burns.jpg The Special Olympics World Games are here all week: 6,500 athletes from 165 nations, the largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics.
Celebrity

Portrait: 35 of the women who say Bill Cosby raped them

cosby-accusers-nymag.jpg New York Magazine got 35 of the 46 women it counts as having come forward with allegations about Bill Cosby to sit for photos. It makes an impact.
Only in LA

Only in LA: The real game of thrones

andy-gump-helmets-copy.jpg Welcome to our annual Salute to the Toilet, spotlighting the aesthetic side of that noble apparatus and recent technological breakthroughs.
Trades

Scott Foundas jumps from film critic to film exec

scott-foundas-twitter.jpg Variety's chief film critic is moving to Amazon Studios as an acquisitions and development executive.
Interesting Angelenos

Norman Lear lip-synchs for his 93rd birthday (video)

norman-lear-at-93-grab.jpg As for getting old, he sings, isn't that the goal?
LAT

LA Times changing up in Mexico City

tracy-wilkinson-lat.jpg After eight years, bureau chief Tracy Wilkinson is moving to Washington and Beirut bureau chief Patrick McDonnell and others are headed to Mexico. "We're doubling down" in Latin America, a spokeswoman says.
Television

Kaj Goldberg moves to KTLA's green screen

kaj-goldberg-ktla.jpg KCBS and KCAL weatherman has left the duopoly for rival Channel 5.
Police

LAPD officer gets jail, ex-detective arrested as bank robber

mary-ocallaghan-cbsla.jpg Bad day for the Los Angeles Police Department image.
News

Thursday news and notes: Superheroes and more

Mathews-super-obama-600x400.jpg Biden was in town. Ex-LA Times reporter takes a job in City Hall. Fernando Valenzuela becomes a citizen. And California's hangup on superheroes. Plus more.
Here in Malibu

Send in the marines layer

Fog, lots and lots of fog here at the coast keeping things cool and a little bit drippy. Here's...
Gary Leonard

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

LAO_ForestLawn_Deer.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
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Coliseum torch burns again
oly-caludron-burns.jpgThe cauldron will shine all week for the Special Olympics World Games.
Streetscape
rain-angies-wieners.jpgAngie's Wieners. Bruno Street. More DTLA scenes
Real game of thrones
andy-gump-helmets-copy.jpgSteve Harvey's latest Only in LA column.
LAO_ForestLawn_Deer.jpgTake My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed. Bigger
Bad police shooting
gardena-police-grab.jpgGardena police release video sought by the LAT Times, AP and Bloomberg.

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