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LA Times Delivery Drivers Shot by LAPD Get $40,000 in Lieu of New Truck

Well, this was infinitely more complicated than it needed to be. After pumping 102 bullets into the truck of Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, during the […]

Reuters Social Media Editor Matthew Keys Indicted for Aiding Anonymous

OK, this is an odd one. Matthew Keys, a social media editor at Reuters and a former employee of the Tribune Company-owned Fox affiliate KTXL in Sacramento, has just been […]

Kevin Drum Celebrates 10 Years of Cat Blogging

Irvine’s own political blogger Kevin Drum fielded an AMA today on Reddit. Was he answering questions about his work at Mother Jones? Sequestration? Health care? Drone strikes? His Caltics days? […]

Bill Simmons Suspended from Twitter by ESPN?

Deadspin says so. And its story makes a certain amount of sense.  Simmons hasn’t tweeted since Monday, which is wildly unexpected since he is both a Boston guy and an […]

Keith Olbermann and Current TV Finally Come to Settlement Terms

The Hollywood Reporter says that Current TV and Keith Olbermann have reached a settlement over his high-profile sacking last year. Not surprisingly, the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Olbermann […]

Newspaper Delivery Drivers Shot by LAPD Won’t Get New Truck

The LAPD PR-nightmare continues unabated. After mistakenly shooting more than 100 holes through the truck of Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, (who also took two bullets […]

James O’Keefe Agrees to Pay $100,000 to Victim of ACORN Sting

It was the sting that made him a household name, but James O’Keefe is paying for it now. Wonkette reports that the Breitbart protege just agreed to pay $100,000 to […]

KPFK Has Scabies

Yikes. LA Observed got a hold of an internal KPFK memo from general manager Bernard Duncan, alerting staff that one of their own had contracted bitey, bitey mites. It begins: […]

Jon Stewart to Go on Hollywood Hiatus

Don’t expect The Daily Show to keep you occupied this summer on those hot, concrete-baking nights. Deadline reports that Jon Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from the show to […]

Yahoo News Lands Rob Walker

Yahoo News just landed a pretty big name for its tech coverage. Longtime New York Times Magazine contributor and editor Rob Walker will be joining the site as its newest […]