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Environmental officials are going to start tracking the amount of air pollution in areas near Southern California freeways.
Starting next year, air quality regulators will install monitors at four sites along some of the region’s busiest highways, to see how the air quality is affected by engine exhaust. That will provide some new insight into the health risks of living near these heavily traveled corridors.
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New Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin is using some tools at his disposal to gather information that’s germane to his job.
Galperin’s using a huge database to make comparisons of city spending, including salaries at the Department of Water and Power compared with other LA city employees.
The new data release is shedding some light on how tax dollars are being spent here in the …
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I made yet another trip to LAX last night to pick up a friend of mine coming back from an international vacation
The Tom Bradley International Terminal, by the way, looks really nice after a more than billion-dollar face lift.
But I could not help but wonder why there’s no easy public transportation into or out of LAX, one of the world’s busiest airports. A train …
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Voters in Los Angeles’s Sixth City Council district head to the polls tomorrow for a special election.
Candidates Nury Martinez and Cindy Montanez are campaigning in this part of the San Fernando Valley to replace Tony Cardenas, who’s now a U.S. Congressman.
Among the chronic problems that both candidates promise to address are neglected zoning laws and a lack of city inspectors.
Joining us with more on …
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Protests continue today in Los Angeles since the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin over the weekend.
The fallout continues to be felt here in Los Angeles and across the nation. Local African-American community leaders and representatives of the LAPD held a news conference this morning, calling on people who disagree with the verdict to protest peacefully. There have been …
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This week, Tribune Company announced it would split into two entities. One to focus on electronic media. Think broadcast, like KTLA-Channel 5 and other stations. Think internet properties that go along with those functions. The other company will be focused on newspapers of the company. The Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant and, most notably for us, the Los Angeles Times.
To be sure, the Times has already seen …
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Kevin Roderick of the LA Observed talks with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis about how candidate Eric Garcetti courted Hollywood, and how Mayor Garcetti now plans to fight to keep film and television production in Hollywood.
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Investigators are still piecing together the details of Friday’s deadly shootings in Santa Monica that killed 5 people. Police shot and killed the gunman in the library of Santa Monica College; he died on campus.
The first incident happened at a house north of the college, but culminated at the school. And that fact has led law enforcement to not label what happened on Friday …
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In entertainment journalism, there is perhaps no voice as widely-feared, and read, as Nikki Finke. She’s broken countless stories, made legions of enemies and few friends, and boasts of having ended the careers of many a Hollywood executive.
But as of today, a source is saying that she’s been fired as editor of Deadline Hollywood. Its owner Jay Penske isn’t clarifying her employment status, and …
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The clock is ticking away for outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
The mayor is on one last big mission for the next few days: Better trade with China. He’s overseas looking to seal up some trade deals with that country.
But here at home, the mayor also leaves with very little decided about his future.
Kevin Roderick from LA Observed joined KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to discuss …
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We’re hearing a lot today about Washington Wizards center Jason Collins, a native Angeleno, who announced to Sports Illustrated that he’s gay. He’s the first player in one of the major men’s professional sports leagues to come out.
Collins wrote on Sports Illustrated’s website today – “If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising …
There’s a new poll out in the Los Angeles mayor’s race. The USC Price/Los Angeles Times survey shows City Councilman Eric Garcetti leading City Controller Wendy Greuel 50 to 40 percent, with 10 percent still undecided.
The poll also uncovers some interesting nuggets in the race, and maybe some troubling signs for the Greuel campaign.
Greuel says she’s unfazed by the new poll, and that her …
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The movie ’42′ premieres this week. It’s a look at the life and times of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball — Jackie Robinson.
His life hasn’t been portrayed much on screen, so there are still a lot of fans who don’t know that Robinson was born and raised here in Southern California.
Kevin Roderick has been following that tale at LA Observed …
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With the Los Angeles mayoral runoff weeks away, there’s another player in the campaign throwing his support for City Controller Wendy Greuel.
It’s not a union chief or some high-ranking city official. It’s former President Bill Clinton, who’s email was shared with donors and voters today.
KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis spoke with Kevin Roderick from LA Observed about the latest news from the mayor’s race.
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Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist Eli Broad has reportedly partnered with investment banker and former L.A. Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to make a bid for the Los Angeles Times.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair is mainly interested in the Times, though they would consider purchasing the block of Tribune Company newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and the Hartford Courant, and …
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Opening day of the baseball season is less than a month away. For both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Anaheim Angels, expectations are high. Of course, that goes with the territory for local sports.
But this season, there’s actually reason to be excited and for the fans to expect more.
KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis talked baseball with Kevin Roderick of LA Observed.
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Tomorrow is the primary election for Los Angeles’ mayor and several district races. While the candidates have discussed lots of topics, like pension reform and fixing broken sidewalks, there’s another issue that hasn’t gotten much attention: what should the city look like in the future? You know, that “vision thing.”
A critic’s notebook this weekend by the LA Times’ Christopher Hawthorne looked at several areas …
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With the Los Angeles mayoral primary just about a week away, there’s some last-minute campaigning going on.
But one of the issues that’s been largely missing from the campaign – at least hasn’t been talked about a whole lot – is traffic. As in all the Angelenos who get stuck in it way too often.
Kevin Roderick from LA Observed joins KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis, as he …
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LA’s mayoral primary is two weeks from tomorrow, and some of the candidates are kicking it into higher gear with endorsements and money from Hollywood big shots, newspapers and even the loathed former Dodger owner.
Kevin Roderick is with us from LA Observed as he is every Monday with a look at the race and those who are throwing their weight around.
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The five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates met for a debate on Sunday morning in Hancock Park. Moderating the town hall debate was none other than Kevin Roderick, editor of LA Observed, who joins KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis with the latest on the campaign.
One question Kevin asked, and that got picked up today in the L.A. Times, was about their plans for Getty House — …