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Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

News Analysis

L.A.'s Biggest News Stories of 2013 Revealed

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Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 7:01 AM

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When Paul Walker died Nov. 30 the news initially struck us as quotidian -- as something perhaps best left to entertainment news sites and TMZ.

See also: Paul Walker of 'Fast & Furious' Franchise Dead in High-Speed Crash.

It turned out to be a huge story for L.A. Weekly and the biggest news event of 2013 for L.A. Google searchers.

In fact, Walker's demise in a sports car crash in Santa Clarita ...

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Media

KPCC's Bill Davis Not Reelected to NPR Board of Directors

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Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 6:26 PM

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Updated at the bottom with a lengthy response from Davis, including his disagreement with a few of the assertions presented in our piece. First posted at 4:32 p.m.

Bill Davis, president and CEO of Southern California Public Radio, which includes public radio station KPCC (89.3 FM), was not reelected to the board of National Public Radio, an NPR spokeswoman confirmed to the Weekly.

We received a tip that Davis was voted off the board. We tried to figure out if this was true or if Davis simply didn't run, but were unable to get further details:

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  • The DWP building
Brian D'Arcy is the worst political strategist in Los Angeles. D'Arcy is the head of IBEW Local 18, the once-formidable union that represents 90 percent of the employees at the L.A. Department of Water and Power. Those employees are taking it on the chin this week, thanks largely to D'Arcy's political ineptitude.

You can draw a straight line from this contract -- which freezes DWP wages in place for three years -- to D'Arcy's decision to spend $4 million backing Wendy Greuel's losing campaign for mayor. You simply could not have one without the other. It deserves to be remembered as an epic political blunder, and it's not over yet. In fact, things are probably going to get worse for D'Arcy before they get better.

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