Mapping LA

I began the week annoyed by practices of some newspaper websites, but I’m ending it with praise for the LA Times efforts to involve residents in an effort  map the county. Readers have commented on 86 of the 87 neighborhoods we proposed, the one exception being Griffith Park, which has thousands of visitors daily but […]

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La Opinion’s Ask Antonio

Since January, La Opinion (the Spanish-language LA daily with perhaps the largest non-English circulation in the U.S.) has been running “Alcalde, yo pregunto…” (Mayor, I ask you…)  The paper solicits questions online— I can’t tell if there’s an analog/dead tree component– I bet so. It’s no blog–we can only see the three questions the paper […]

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Tribune builds a Daley data base, but won’t let us see it

The Tribune’s Todd Lighty, Laurie Cohen and John McCormickexamined Mayor Daley’s campaign funders going back to his 1979 race for State’s Attorney. Daley’s largest institutional donors, from ’79 through last week, are the unlikely tandem of the Mercantile Exchange and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Intl. Union. Real estate mogul (and Tribune bidder?) ranks […]

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