KCRW's long-running Friday afternoon political discussion show, "Left, Right & Center," is responding to these hyper-political times by expanding to an hour. It has been 30 minutes for as long as I can remember. (LR&C debuted in 1996.) The longer version debuts July 7.
A retired veteran editor at the Los Angeles Times who keeps track of these things says that Monday's print edition of the Times "matches the known all-time low" page count: 32 pages all told. That's not good. Not too many years ago, the A section alone could be that many pages on a good day. This is a sign, on top of last week's buyout offer to newsroom employees with more than 15 years at the paper, that times are still tough and perhaps getting tougher at the LA Times.
Inside the Marciano Art Foundation museum in the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard. Photo by Judy Graeme. Our occasional roundup of news and notes. Between posts, keep up with LA Observed on Twitter along with the feed's 24,395 followers. I'll give Megyn Kelly about a B- for her Sunday night interview. For a dickwad who is one of the most despicable people in public life in America, she let Jones off too easy.
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Selecting a term
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