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Pioneering Los Angeles Times Writer Dies

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Dorothy Townsend, the first female staff writer for the Los Angeles Times' city section and the lone woman on a team of dozens of repor...

Major Newspaper Axes Starred Restaurant Reviews

Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

The Los Angeles Times has decided to nix the star ratings that used to accompany restaurant reviews. The paper explains its decision: First, star r...

Teacher Job Satisfaction Plummets (Perhaps Teacher-Bashing Isn't Productive)

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Kevin Welner

None of us would want to have our job performance judged on an outcome that we don't really control. But that's where teachers now find themselves.

PAY UP: LA Times Announces Online Paywall

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Would you pay to read the Los Angeles Times online? The paper announced Friday that it will charge for digital access starting Mar. 5. Here's how ...

Los Angeles Times Makes Major Announcement

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.25.2012 | Media

The Los Angeles Times will begin charging readers for access to its online news, joining a growing roster of major news organizations looking for a wa...

Knicks Player's Ball Crosses Over Into Arts?

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

You read it right, today's headline for my Art Talk is, "Knicks Player's Ball Crosses Over into the Arts?" Please don't worry; yours truly has no plans to expand his art coverage into sports.

L.A.'s Redistricting War and the Health of Our Democracy

Madeline Janis | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Madeline Janis

I love the fact that hundreds of people are attending the hearings to express their views on how to best represent the incredible diversity of interests in Los Angeles.

Jumping Ship! Gold To Leave L.A. Weekly

Posted 02.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Jonathan Gold is jumping ship! The Pulitzer-prize winning food critic is leaving his long time home at LA Weekly for a new gig at the Los Angeles Time...

Academy Award Voters Need Diversity in Script

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Hollywood sets styles, captures imaginations, touches dreams. Worldwide, movies provide people with much of what they think about America. Yet, the 5,765 voting members of the Academy are far from representative of the moviegoing public.

Obesity Epidemic: Is Your Mother to Blame?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

And, tomorrow, when I eat a piece of double-layer spice cake with cream cheese frosting (just for example), I will curse my mother. She smoked like a fiend, fasted when pregnant with me and probably force-fed me formula from a bottle.

Reporter Gets Kicked Out Of Nevada Caucus

Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media

Reporting from Henderson, Nev. -- I got kicked out of a Nevada caucus. I had gone Saturday morning to a community center at Sun City Anthem, where I'...

LA Supervisors, With Governor, Violate Open Meetings Law

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 04.02.2012 | Media
Kenneth F. Bunting

This disrespectful scoff at the legal requirements for transparency occurred in the most populous county in the nation's most populous state. And, as reported in the largest newspaper in the western U.S., there was nothing to indicate even a scintilla of remorse, outrage or apology.

LA Times Reporter Jumps Ship

Posted 03.27.2012 | Media

Former Los Angeles Times reporter Tom Hamburger has joined the Washington Post's National staff. Post editors sent staffers a memo announcing the ...

The Crazy, Adorable Ways Teens Are Asking Their Dates To Prom!

LA Times | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

For weeks, South Pasadena High School senior Alex Hom knew he wanted to ask freshman Brooke Drury to winter formal. But it wouldn't do to just pop the...

Police Detain Man Amid Hunt For Serial Killer Of Homeless Men

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 03.15.2012 | Crime

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Investigators are "extremely confident" a man in custody is responsible for all four recent killings of homeless men in Orange...

Texting While Driving Is a Reality of "Cyborg Living"

Beckley Mason | Posted 03.07.2012 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

We used to use things like hammers or cars to augment our physical abilities. But computers and phones augment our mental capabilities by allowing us to store and access information outside of our brains.

Sam Zell, Tribune Co. Chief, Sues Shareholders

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media

His suit argues that the chairman of the media company should be paid along with other creditors should a court rule that his buyout of the firm was a...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Joins The LA Times

AP | Posted 02.18.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Times has hired a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist. Editor Russ Stanton said in a note to staff Mo...

Los Angeles Times Editor Steps Down

Posted 12.15.2011 | Media

The Los Angeles Times announced on Tuesday that executive vice president and editor Russ Stanton will step down just before the new year. Managing edi...

Ryan Grim

Embattled Biodefense Firm Threatened To Sue HuffPost | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee for contracting oversight is calling for an inspector general's investigation into a biodefe...

The NCAA and Feeding the Student Athlete

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.28.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

Despite having an empire that itself is devoid of independent scrutiny or oversight, the NCAA has failed to come up with any real modern solution.

Confessions of a Dead Tribune

Mark Heisler | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Mark Heisler

It's not that the end of my newspaper career was devastating, even if it was definitely surprising, since I thought it was going great... 44 years, the last 32 at the Los Angeles Times, 2006 winner of the basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Award... to the day I was laid off.

If Your Dog Barks, You'll Pay Fine

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Barking dogs can lead to a hefty fine in Los Angeles. The City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that fines owners of excessive...

Tribune Bankruptcy Plans Rejected By Judge

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A federal judge on Monday rejected Tribune Co.'s plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection, along with a rival plan from diss...

Billions Of Lost Iraq Cash Finally Accounted For

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

As the decade-long Iraq conflict finally comes to close, so too does the mystery of a stockpile of American cash worth billions lost during the war. ...