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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Police

Another 130 arrested in LA protests last night

arrests-dtla-abc7.jpg Activist Jasmyne Cannick, among the arrested, says flat out no dispersal orders were given by the LAPD at 6th and Hope streets. She is tweeting about her experience.
Here in Malibu

Sunset

Tangerine sky the last few nights. Can't look away....
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.
Sports

Hanley Ramirez leaves Dodgers for Boston

hanley-ramirez-cbssports.jpg The Dodgers' shortstop and best hitter for the last couple of years is taking his bat to the Red Sox at $22 million a year for four years.
Here in Malibu

Sunset, moonset

As the sun set last night: So did the new moon:...
City Hall

Riordan not a big fan of Garcetti so far

garcetti-in-china-mayor.jpg Former mayor says the current mayor "has a lot to learn” and is surrounded by weak people.
Politics

Jim Newton signs off with some suggestions for Los Angeles

jim-newton-lat.jpg The LA Times veteran devotes his final column to a menu of proposed fixes, such as expanding the City Council, abolishing the school board and doing away with term limits.
Christensen and Gold

LA's bad traffic: A comparative advantage in new era of transportation?

NeilKremer110.jpg The next time you're stuck in traffic think about this: You're not just part of the problem. You're part of the solution. And not just for LA, but for the world!
LAT

LA Times staff gets its vacation time back

Thumbnail image for latimes-building-aerial-tig.jpg Read the memo: CEO Jack Griffin's email to the staff late on Friday night rescinds the policy that attempted to strip away accrued vacation time and force reporters and editors to make a case for paid time off they used to earn.
Native Intelligence

The sad tale of Happy Valley

Jerry Sandusky--Music Box image - Copy.jpg A documentary film opening today in Los Angeles shows a community struggling to understand how a sex abuser terrorized its children and recast its storied college football identity.
News

Morning news and notes: Friday 11.21.14

varied-thrush-cc.jpg Rain and mudslides. Trucks end strike. UC regents thrown the ball into the governor's lap. Website comments. Rare varied thrushes in LA. Plus more.
Don Shirley

Making choices along the sexual spectrum in three plays

stopkiss-ds.jpg From a theatergoer's point of view, "choices" are almost always more dramatically engaging than unchosen "orientations."
Hollywood

This costume exhibit could be more wearable

Hollywood-Costumes-mayco-iris.jpg There is a lot to learn at the academy's costume exhibit in the old May Company on Wilshire, but after an hour I found myself seeking solace. There must be a way to create a more conducive environment.
Mexico
daniel-hernandez-vice-grab.jpg Daniel Hernandez, the former LA Times and LA Weekly reporter, is now in the midst of the Mexico story for Vice News. This has been a big day for street protests and growing condemnation of the government.
Celebrity

Mark Ebner revisits his 2007 warning about Bill Cosby

cosby-pull-quote-ebner.jpg The LA journalist talked to several women who told eerily similar stories about being drugged and raped -- this was back in 2007. His story went nowhere.
Veronica Street

Chapter 18. He holds the door

veronica.jpg He preferred the present. But that's not why they were here.
Gary Leonard

Stories Books and Cafe

LAO_JeremyScahill copy.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
Politics

Vin Scully offers career advice to Zev Yaroslavsky (video)

scully-zev-grab.jpg Here is the video I mentioned the other day of Vin Scully's amusing send-off to termed-out county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Also: A longer video celebrating Yaroslavsky.

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