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Former Neon Tommy Editor Lands at LA Business Journal

Just before the holidays, Ryan Faughnder wrangled his third job since graduating from USC Annenberg in the spring of 2012. Following paid internships at the LA Times and Bloomberg News, he joined the Los Angeles Business Journal December 17 as a staff reporter.

“I’ll be covering manufacturing, transportation and trade,” Faughnder tells FishbowlLA. “Meaning I’ll be dealing with the ports on a very regular basis. I’m helping out by contributing other types of stories too, like this one on a struggling local flash-sales website.”

Faughnder (pictured) heard about the Business Journal job from a friend and former classmate who works there. He thinks the fact that he’d been focused at LAT and Bloomberg on business journalism was definitely a major plus, as was his genuine interest in the beat.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Actress January Jones Lands HuffPost Byline

Actress January Jones co-wrote an opinion piece Monday for HuffPost with the CEO of an ocean protection group on AB 376, an anti-shark finning bill.

The Mad Men star is a spokeswoman for Oceana, the largest organization in the world that’s dedicated to protecting the oceans.

The California senate passed a bill last week that bans the sale, trade, possession, and distribution of shark fins in the state. Jones’ article was a plea to California residents in order to help get this bill signed by governor Jerry Brown.

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Ex-LA Times Sportswriter Jokes Around at Laguna Beach Patch

The first hint that John Weyler‘s Laguna Beach Patch column is not entirely serious is the name – “An American Idle.” Sure enough, the one-time LA Times beat chronicler of MLB’s Angels and the NFL Rams is using this new outlet to go way out on the humorous beam.

His latest piece, published today, posits some preposterous conspiracy theories. There’s the tiny copy of the Quran hidden in Obama’s teeth; the revelation that Barbara Boxer is a Chinese double agent; and this, about our new Governor:

The other day, while digging around in Rush Limbaugh’s backyard, the Idle discovered secret recordings that substantiate the widespread notion that Gov. Jerry Brown has reunited with former girlfriend Linda Ronstadt… The tapes reveal that he and Ronstadt are smoking a potent medicinal marijuana they call “Train Wreck” all day while plotting how to turn the Golden State over to the labor unions.

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USA’s Oldest GLBT Newspaper Prepares for 40th Anniversary

April 7th is the birthday of Francis Ford Coppola and Jerry Brown. It’s also, this year, the date of a 40th anniversary party for another northern California fixture, the Bay Area Reporter (a.k.a. B.A.R.).

StarkInsider.com reporter Chris Wright takes a fond look at the country’s oldest continuously publishing newspaper serving the gay community. The publication has come a long way since the day co-founder Bob Ross delivered the first issue by means of a 1969 Ford Mustang:

“The Bay Area Reporter has seen amazing changes in its 40 years of publication,” said current publisher Thomas E. Horn. “Beginning little more than a ‘bar rag,’ the B.A.R. has become the most respected and longest, continuously published GLBT newspaper in America.”

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State of the State is Tonight

Our new/old Governor Jerry Brown is to give his first State of the State address (for this term). It’s tonight at 5pm.

You can watch it online here.

Lesher Series Producer Praises Tom Brokaw

Following Tom Brokaw‘s Monday night “Newsmakers” series speech at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, event producer producer Steve Lesher blogged some interesting observations.

He deemed Brokaw one of the best speakers to have graced the event, right up there with Colin Powell, Ken Burns, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. He also noted that Brokaw, during a dinner held immediately beforehand, suggested that Ronald Reagan‘s terms as California Governor dealing with Jessie Unruh and the Legislature prepared him better than most for the challenges of the U.S. Congress. Writes Lesher:

It is interesting to me that in their visits to “Newsmakers,” Brokaw, Bob Schieffer, Lesley Stahl and Powell all had anecdotes about Reagan that were central to their talks. One can recall when it was downright hip to criticize the Gipper as being unintelligent, superficial and the like.

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Governor Schwarzenegger’s Final Address

Today Jerry Brown will be sworn in (again) as governor of California (again). Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has a constantly updated YouTube channel that no one watches in which he’s made his final address as an incumbent. We’ve posted it above.

He’ll probably do better on YouTube once he leaves office. There’s something to look forward to, Governator.

We speak for all the world’s media when we say – it’s been fun having the star of Total Recall come to office in a recall. We’ll miss having Mr. Universe to kick around. Thanks Governor S.

Right Wing Scammer James O’Keefe Trying to Change California Privacy Law

Interesting story from the San Diego CityBeat. It seems Breitbart-backed conservative prankster James O’Keefe is working with a high profile law firm to change the law that prohibits Californians from recording private conversations without each others’ consent.

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In 2009, O’Keefe made national headlines when he and a female cohort posed as a pimp and prostitute and visited offices of the nonprofit group ACORN around the country. Using a hidden camera, they captured footage that made it seem like ACORN workers were collaborating in human trafficking. California Attorney General Jerry Brown granted O’Keefe immunity from the state’s privacy laws in exchange for the chance to review the footage.

Brown’s investigation found that Juan Carlos Vera, a National City ACORN employee fired after the tapes aired, did nothing wrong and that the video had been edited to distort what happened. In July, Vera filed a $75,000 lawsuit against O’Keefe under the Invasion of Privacy Act, which requires all parties in a confidential conversation to consent to a recording.

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It’s Wednesday, Fiorina Lost By 10 Points and She Has Yet to Concede

 

The campaign that started off with a Demon Sheep has continued to be bizarre: Carly Fiorina is filibustering her concession.

Former CEOs Meg Whitman and Fiorina lost by landslides. It was never close. With over 90% reporting Whitman lost by over 12 points and Fiorina by 10. Whitman held off her concession until after Jerry Brown made toned down show at the saved and refurbished Fox Theater in Downtown Oakland.  “We haven’t gotten all the votes in yet, but it’s good enough for government work,” said the governor-elect/former governor Governor Brown.

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Meg Whitman’s Final ‘Screw You’ to the Press

Billionaire Meg Whitman was declared the loser in her bid for governor of California at 9:30 PST. Jerry Brown was set to make his speech in Oakland at the Fox Theater at 10pm PST. Then we received word that Whitman will not concede until 75% of the votes are counted. Now this means all the hard working members of the press have to stay sober longer in order to file a somewhat coherent…something.

So in a campaign pocked by tense moments with the press…here’s another one. As of this posting, only 27% of the votes are counted and Brown’s lead continues to grow.

Yeah, it’s been a long night, but Meg, it wasn’t even close.

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