Everything for the past week

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Larry King thinking a lot about his final gig

larry-king-nytmag-grab.jpg Over the quarter-century that he hosted ‘‘Larry King Live,’’ King was always asking his guests, ‘‘What do you think happens when we die?’’
Websites

Women weren't really having affairs on Ashley Madison 'sadscape'

ashley-madison-lips.jpg Roughly zero percent of female accounts "had ever shown any kind of activity at all, after the day they were created," analysis of the hacked database finds.
Gary Leonard

Untitled Woody Allen project

LAO_Vista_WoodyAllen.jpg Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly on Thursdays at LA Observed.
Crime

Some reasons why LA's rising crime rate is not a surprise

Thumbnail image for homeless-virgil-avenue.jpg Joe Domanick argues that the city's rising poverty and crime rates are related, "coming together in an era of astounding, Third World-like income disparity, declining social services and desperate poverty." And you thought Uber getting into LAX was the big issue of the day.
Celebrity
fireworks-smmirror.jpg Right at midnight, unannounced booms from fireworks barraged the coast cities on Santa Monica Bay.
America

News crew shot dead on live TV in Virginia*

parker-ward-wdbj.jpg WDBJ photographer Adam Ward, 27, and reporter Alison Parker, 24, were interviewing a chamber of commerce official at a strip mall this morning. The shooter was a former reporter at the Roanoke station.
LAT

LA Times flashback: 1982 newsroom phone list

latimes-phone-list-1982.jpg Note the extension for "Nuts," where Times operators would switch incoming calls from offbeat characters. Often the callers were then relayed to our columnist.
City Hall

Another Garcetti press aide leaves the staff

jeff-millman-twitter.jpg Jeff Millman is going to work for the effort preparing LA's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Books

Ex-LAT writer won't do Huffington's research

lauren+lipton+portrait.jpg Lauren Lipton's reply to a request for free help was beyond frosty. The phrase "the rapacious Ms. Huffington" was written.
Mobility

Uber gets almost-green light to pick up at LAX

LAX-terminal2-parking.jpg The City Council says OK but there are some official hurdles still to jump.
Media

News and notes: Rare Tuesday edition

lamag-bestofla.jpg Politics and media moves. New homeless numbers. Stephen Colbert's guests. NYT newsletters. Kirk and Anne Douglas will give it away. And more.
Race

Daniele Watts ordered to give better apology to LAPD officer

Daniele-Watts-theedge.jpg The "Django Unchained" actress and her boyfriend have until tomorrow to write an apology that actually sounds sorry.
City Hall

Garcetti takes prop desk outside to sign traffic order

garcetti-desk-left-conan.jpg Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday signed an executive order ordering departments to report back with ways to reduce traffic deaths in Los Angeles -- to zero.
Visiting blogger

Remembering Watts, 1965: A birthday story

watts-towers-inside-lao.jpg Fifty years ago, two baby girls were born on the same August day in a Los Angeles hospital. One was black, one was white.
Read the memo

What one key LA Times editor liked in the past week

latimes-sign-sideview.jpg Memo from the ME for editorial strategy praises coverage of schools, Straight Outta Compton and Taylor Swift. Plus more.
Here in Malibu

Re-entry

You know that fuzzy post-vacation feeling? This. Exactly....
News

Monday news and notes: 673 candidates for president (so far)

merl-reagle-twitter.jpg Jerry Brown on "Meet the Press." Toni Atkins on "News Conference." A crossword creator dies. And much more.
Books
beatles-color-beck-telegraph.jpg Fifty years ago on Aug. 27, Ivor Davis was the only newspaper reporter to go with the Beatles to Elvis Presley's Bel Air mansion. It was memorable.
Books

Duke Kahanamoku gets a happy birthday nod from Google

duke-k-goodle-doodle.jpg Google Doodle honors 125th birthday of the Olympic champion swimmer and father of surfing — the subject of an upcoming biography by David Davis.
Media

Fox 11 veteran fired for bombing live shot over labor talks

cheryl-bacon-fired.jpg Local 53 plans a rally outside the Bundy Drive studios on Thursday in support of Cheryl Bacon, who has been at KTTV for 39 years.
Native Intelligence

The disappearance of the Halloween house

mansionization-la-example.jpg How the real estate boom is changing our Westwood neighborhood and so many others.
New at LA Observed
50 years ago
marichal-roseboro-annotated.jpgA week after the 1965 Watts riots, Juan Marichal clubbed John Roseboro. David Davis annotated the iconic Dodgers-Giants moment last year: Revisit.
Streetscape: Hillhurst Avenue
hillhurst-liquor-sign.jpgNeon liquor in Los Feliz.
Listen to me Marlon
brando-streetcar.jpgNew documentary is based on tapes that Marlon Brando made over the course of his career, trying to make sense of himself and his life. Iris Schneider
Theater in the canyon
Mockingbird-theatricum.jpg Alfresco theater is one of the best features of an LA summer, yet the big LA media usually ignore it, Don Shirley writes. Native Intelligence
Sad news about P-32
p-32-nps.jpgFamiliar mountain lion in study was killed crossing I-5. Story

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