Everything for the past week

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

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Thumbnail image for daniele-watts-detained.jpg Two leading civil rights activists applaud the prosecution, saying that allegations of racial profiling are not "toys" to be tossed out lightly to cover up misdeeds.
Bill Boyarsky

Kuehl, Shriver and labor power

bill-300.jpg Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver gave sharp and articulate performances in last Friday night’s debate, showing clear differences between the candidates for the Third District supervisorial seat.
LAT

Déjà vu: LA Times under Beutner restores California section

Thumbnail image for latimes-building-aerial-tig.jpg Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
News

Monday news and notes: 10.20.14

hillary-clinton-smile.jpg Mohn's early reign at NPR. Kushner says he wasn't pushed. Vote on fracking. Hillary Clinton in town tonight. Garcetti's in Washington. SoCal Book Award winners, Kings player arrested and suspended, plus more inside.
Here in Malibu

There and back again

Pix from the plane, one of my favorite things: Marina Del Rey: Catalina: Two Harbors: Somewhere over New Mexico: Wildfire...
Trades

A new sign over West LA

variety-sign-wla-close.jpg The Variety logo that used to shine from the tallest office tower on the Wilshire Miracle Mile is now on the facade of a non-descript mid-rise on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles.
Architecture

Inside the Al Struckus house in Woodland Hills

struckus-vert-jg.jpg I got a chance on Saturday to visit the distinctive circular design by architect Bruce Goff set amid the urban forest in the old Girard section of Woodland Hills. "The house is unlike any other," the LA Conservancy says.
Photography

Shooting Muhammad Ali: An interview with Al Satterwhite

ali-satterwhite-smiles.jpg Photographer Al Satterwhite shot Ali in Miami during his training sessions for both the Jerry Quarry and Joe Frazier fights. Now based in Redondo Beach, Satterwhite is facing a Kickstarter deadline to publish a book of photographs of Ali from that time, many never seen before.
Arts

Australians bring a feather-free 'Swan Lake,' plus Mahler's Fifth

swan-lake-dp.jpg The Australian Ballet provided plenty of entertainment, but the "white" scenes were not so white. Our critic, however, was "gobsmacked" by the LA Phil's Mahler.
Books

LA Observed interview: Toni Ann Johnson

toniannjohnson.jpg LA Observed interviews Inglewood resident Toni Ann Johnson about her debut novel, Remedy for a Broken Angel.
Foothills

Chinese millionaires are buying mansions in Arcadia

arcadia-bloomberg.jpg Bloomberg Businessweek examines the latest influx of Chinese capital to transform a corner of the San Gabriel Valley.
Place

A mariachi funeral for Nati Cano (video)

nati-cano-funeral-hernandez.jpg Mariachi Los Camperos members perform a final tribute to the troupe's founder and leader.
Here in Malibu

Until next time

Adios, New Mexico, it's always so sad to say goodbye. I'll miss your autumn rain: And your roof cats....
News

Friday morning news and notes: 10.17.14

paris-gehry-corner.jpg Working the Ebola beat. Don't trust your data to Whisper. Are the Board of Supes rushing to hire? Kuehl and Shriver debate tonight in Santa Monica. Plus Frank Gehry, Frank Lyga, Joe Donnelly, Tail o' the Pup and more.
Al Martinez on Everything Else

The dreams of a normal man

Thumbnail image for al-martinez-sketch.jpg Martinez observes a normal moment in a world of chaotic uncertainties. He sees no advancing terrorists in his yard or tanks rolling down suburban streets. It feels good. It feels normal.
Education

Look who's back running LAUSD

ramon-cortines-kabc.jpg Ramon Cortines, now 82, takes over the LA schools system for the third time. This time he's an interim while a search is made for a successor to John Deasy.
Weather
noaa-grab-drought-101614.jpg It's still a crapshoot, but NOAA's seasonal outlook sees a good chance of at least a normal precipitation winter in California.
Here in Malibu

Glass fence

Among other things (pants) (no kidding) I forgot to pack my battery charger on this trip to New Mexico and...
Visiting blogger

Remembering his days at the Bay Guardian

bay-guardian-dan-white-cover.jpg The death of any newspaper is a sad occasion. But it was personal when I learned that the plug had finally been pulled on the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
News

Thursday news and notes: 10.16.14

gary-webb-illo.jpg The story of Michael Scott Moore's captivity in Somalia. Gary Webb a pariah no more. The media on Ebola. Shriver and Kuehl on Ebola. NPR does the Skid Row cop. A new emcee for the Oscars. Plus more media moves and news.
Gary Leonard

Lewis MacAdams 70th birthday

LAO_LewisMacAdams copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed.
Education

LAUSD chief Deasy expected to resign Thursday

deasy-lasr.jpg The school board is likely to name an interim replacement in the morning. LA School Report was first to report that Deasy was out.
Obituaries

Elizabeth Peña, actress dies at 55

elizabeth-pena-variety.jpg Peña had a screen presence you remember in films like "Lone Star" and "La Bamba." She recently had been directing TV episodes, voicing for "The Incredibles" and "Justice League" cartoons, and had finished work on an action series for the El Rey Network.
Newspapers

Kushner kept tips subscribers gave to his carriers, suit alleges

Thumbnail image for aaron-kushner-usc.jpg The LA Times says it covered the tips that Register readers included for delivery men, but Aaron Kushner wouldn't reimburse. And other mooching by the flailing Register owner.
Here in Malibu

For lease

I don't know if you can read both of the signs but the oldest house in the US: ...is for...
News

Morning news and notes: Wednesday 10.15.14

huizar-pacheco-dtn.jpg HBO to stream on the web. Board of Supervisors campaign debate on KCRW. Aaron Kushner set up for an "embarrassing fall." Plus City Hall, state politics, media notes and more.
Christensen and Gold

Prop 1: What's in it for Los Angeles?

prop1.JPG A long awaited state water bond will finally be decided on November 4th. LA could benefit significantly if Proposition 1 passes and the region acts as one to ensure it gets a fair share.
Bay Area

Alt weekly down: Bay Guardian staff laid off, website frozen

bay-guardian-dan-white-cover.jpg The San Francisco Bay Guardian witnessed a lot of Northern California progressive history since 1966, but the owner says "the economic reality is such that the Bay Guardian is not a viable business and has not been for many years."
Newspapers

LA Times sues the Register over unpaid fees

The Orange County Register's horrible, terrible, not so good month continues. The suit seeks more than $2.4 million in damages.
New at LA Observed
Can we all agree Elizabeth Peña had a certain something?
elizabeth-pena-variety.jpgThe actress who worked in Hollywood from her early 20s died at Cedars at age 55. Read more.
LAO_LewisMacAdams copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed. Check out Gary's archive.
Streetscape | Whitnall Highway
dwp-bldg-whitnall-hwy.jpg DWP architecture in North Hollywood.
Print relic
linotype-le-figaro.jpgKevin spotted this Linotype machine on display in the Paris lobby of Le Figaro, the second-largest national newspaper in France. Bigger
Streetscape | Alameda Corridor
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