Everything for the past week

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Hollywood

'Birdman,' Redmayne and Moore take home SAG awards

jksimmons-sagaftra.jpg "Birdman" also wins at the Producers' Guild and suddenly has best picture momentum for the Oscars.
Only in LA

Only in LA: The great ideas issue

fooding-sh.jpg Steve Harvey's occasional observations from around Los Angeles and beyond.
Native Intelligence

He knew Ernie Banks as thoughtful, reflective, complicated

ernie-banks-medal-of-freedom.jpg Ron Rapoport spent a lot of time with Banks in the final years of his life, often in Marina del Rey.
Native Intelligence

Overheard: Sapporo sushi restaurant, Santa Monica

fingernails - Copy.jpg Overheard in the next booth.
Media people

Jonathan Gold: Pretense of anonymity ends today

goldpulitzer.jpg With a documentary on him debuting at Sundance, the restaurant reviewer says he will no longer pretend that no one knows it's him.
Politics

Villaraigosa's day and more politics notes

gloria-molina-metro-zocalo.jpg Willie Brown urges the birthday boy not to run. The national media is on the Villaraigosa beat now. Plus Gloria Molina.
Here in Malibu

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Not pi day -- PIE day. Of course there's an American Pie Council, and if they had any real lobbying...
Media future

Sports Illustrated lays off all staff photographers

si-cover-2015-01-21.jpg The magazine will turn to freelance and I guess contract photographers. Here are the final six SI photogs.
Books

Big praise in NYT for Jill Leovy's 'Ghettoside'

ghettoside-cover-nyt.jpg The depth of reporting by LAT reporter makes 'Serial' resemble a book of poetry, says the reviewer.
Native Intelligence

Shaker spirituals and Frances McDormand at Redcat

shakers-redcat-iris.jpg Wooster Group production exposes something profound about the life and lives of Shaker women.
Native Intelligence

Target eyesore in Hollywood: blame Garcetti

target-hollywood-iris.jpg I understand Mayor Garcetti's desire to create more pedestrian-friendly development in Hollywood, but that's not what happened.
Don Shirley

La Mirada and Melrose musicals: 'Billy Elliot' and 'Serrano'

serrano-ds.jpg One of two musicals that opened over the weekend lives up to the expression "gotta sing, gotta dance."
Politics

Tom Steyer won't run for Boxer seat

tom-steyer-twitter.jpg Billionaire environmentalist says it was a hard decision, but climate change is his key fight -- it "will define the success or failure of our generation."
News

Thursday news and notes: 1.22.15

thom-mayne-kcrw.jpg City National Bank sold, Southwest Museum, more Villaraigosa and Boxer, and Thom Mayne on Bradbury's house.
Gary Leonard

Norms La Cienega

LAO_Norms copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed.
Media people

Social media editor leaves LA Times for RYOT News

stacey-leasca-grab.jpg Stacey Leasca has been the LAT social media editor since last March. Today's her last day.
Oops

LA Times runs fire ads with arson photos

lat-fire-ad.jpg Top of the LAT website carries an ad for "Fire without the Fuss" beside a photo gallery on the Da Vinci apartment blaze.
Editor's note

Huntington curator on 'The Bard of LA'

AlMartinez-desk-2012.jpg A memorial for Al Martinez will be held Feb. 8 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.
News

Tuesday news and notes: 1.20.15

villa-carlotta-vf.jpg Politics, media, place and some tweets of the day. Plus: The Villa Carlotta in Hollywood.
Books

Hector Tobar, Miriam Pawel on National Book Critics Circle list

untold-stories-tobar-cover.jpg Books by the two former LA Times journalists are finalists for the prestigious American literary awards for 2014.
Politics
villaraigosa-dnc-grab.jpg The former mayor sups with Eric Garcetti and Kamala Harris as he tests his prospects for 2016. Many links inside.
Christensen and Gold

Local water use to be cut 20 percent in two years

InSapphoWeTrust 15th St Santa Monica2.jpg The water conservation battle is joined! Santa Monica has pledged to reduce citywide water use 20 percent by December 31, 2016. As you may recall, Mayor Garcetti has already set a Los Angeles goal for a 20 percent reduction by January 2017.
Media

LA Weekly's new editor comes from Chicago Reader

Mara-Shalhoup-headshot-law.jpg Mara Shalhoup takes over Feb. 16. "LA has countless stories to tell…we're gonna have fun."
PR

Doug Dowie tries to rebuild career after prison

doug-dowie-at-66-labj.jpg The former Daily News managing editor and head of Fleishman-Hillard in LA, now 66, has one client and some friends.
History

When Martin Luther King spoke in Los Angeles

MLK-ucla-janss-steps.jpg Three more of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches in the Los Angeles area are in the news this MLK Day.
Media people

KPCC's Alice Walton moving to LA Times

Alice-Walton-zocalo.jpg The KPCC politics reporter will split time between City Hall and working on "innovative ideas on how the paper can get its news out to readers."
Here in Malibu

Monday sunrise

Light seeps in-- And then come the colors....
New at LA Observed
Shaker spitiruals
shaker-spirituals-iris.jpgFrances McDormand sings at Redcat. Iris Schneider
Native Intelligence | Don Shirley
serrano-ds.jpgTwo musicals opened here last weekend. One lives up to the expression "gotta sing, gotta dance." Don Shirley reviews
Christensen & Gold column
InSapphoWeTrust 15th St Santa Monica2.jpgHow LA and Santa Monica will cut water use by 20 percent in two years. Column
Norms La Cienega
LAO_Norms copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed. Gary's archive.
MLK in LA
MLK-ucla-janss-steps.jpgThree King speeches in the news, including UCLA in 1965. Story

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Jenny Burman, Chicken Corner

Erika Schickel
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