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David Horsey Illustrates President Obama’s Victory

Los Angeles Times political cartoonist and commentator David Horsey illustrated the above cartoon following Tuesday’s re-election of President Obama.

“The people have spoken. President Obama has won a chance to move beyond the stunted progress of his first term and, perhaps, become a historic president,” Horsey wrote on Wednesday. “On the losing side, the Republican Party remains shut out of the White House and has blown a chance to take over the U.S. Senate, largely because it catered to the narrow concerns of tea party zealots and social conservatives who imagined themselves as the only authentic Americans but who are, in fact, way out of step with most of the people in this country.”

This is where I bow out before the comments section of this post turns into back-and-forth political bickering. Save it for 2016.

Big Changes Coming to LA Times Community Newspapers

Bad news for Glendale residents: The offices of the Glendale News-Press, currently on Brand Blvd. in Glendale, will be shuttered and the staff moved to the LA Times building downtown. The News-Press will cease publishing a Tuesday edition of the paper, taking it down to a 5-day-a-week operation. The Monday edition was scrapped in 2011.

Other community newspapers under the the Los Angeles Times umbrella are also facing changes. The Costa Mesa Daily Pilot will also cease publishing a Tuesday edition. There will no longer be a Sunday edition of the La Cañada Valley Sun. The Burbank Leader will return to a Wednesday and Saturday print schedule.

Not all the news is bad, however. LA Times Spokesperson Nancy Sullivan tells us, “We are putting more emphasis on digital. Times Community News’ sites, particularly the breaking news blogs – The 818 Now, The 626 Now and The OC Now, will have more frequent posts of brief, informative stories as we continue to see online readership rise. We’re also rolling out new Glendale News-Press and Daily Pilot apps (Android & Apple) on November 1.”

As a Glendale resident, I’m sad to see the News-Press offices go. While this was likely a necessary cost-cutting measure, it’s unfortunate that the paper will lose a physical presence in the community it covers. But I’m happy to learn I’ll soon be reading the News-Press on my iPad. Makes for a decent silver lining.

Los Angeles Times Gets Their Armstrongs Wrong

Either the Los Angeles Times needs a copy editor for their headlines, or a dead astronaut just lost an endorsement deal with Nike.

The headline has been corrected since this screen shot was taken, but not before Jim Romenesko took notice. Original version can still be viewed with Google Cache.

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Eric Pincus to Blog About Lakers for LA Times

HOOPSWORLD senior writer Eric Pincus was hired by the Los Angeles Times to cover the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2012-13 NBA season.

Pincus, who has spent  the last 10 years with the basketball site, will still contribute to HOOPSWORLD despite his new gig.

“The transition will take place over the coming weeks but know that HOOPSWORLD will still provide incredible coverage of all things Lakers,” Pincus wrote on Thursday. “I’ve been with the site for about ten years and I’ve watched it grow from not much more than an idea to the best NBA destination on the web. The good news is that I’ll remain a part of the HOOPSWORLD family. My responsibilities will shift, but I’ll still be able to contribute regularly to the site.”

FSW, Prime Ticket to air Classic Hockey Games

With hours of programming to fill on Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket due to the NHL lockout, the networks will air classic hockey games featuring the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Prime Ticket will show games from the Ducks’ 2003 Stanley Cup run and FSW will air Kings’ playoff games from last season.

Old hockey is better than no hockey, right? Sigh.

FSW/Prime Ticket schedule:

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Entertainment Weekly Names Geoff Boucher Senior Writer

Veteran Hollywood writer Geoff Boucher is taking on the scene nationally. Boucher has been named Entertainment Weekly senior writer. He’ll be part of EW‘s Movies team, starting October 1. In addition, Boucher will provide unique pieces to the EW digital and print platforms.

Boucher spent more than 20 years at the Los Angeles Times, where he became famous for his Hero Complex blog, which explored and celebrated the life of comic books and the fanboy culture. His popularity flowed by anchoring the video show, Hero Complex: The Show. Boucher has hosted numerous live events, including Comic-Con.

Boucher will remain based in Los Angeles.

USC Football Billboard Removed from Westwood

You know college football is right around the corner when billboards featuring the opposition start popping up in each other’s neighborhood.

A USC billboard went up on Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive featuring USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Matt Barkley with the words “WE PLAY TO FINISH.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, it’s one of 30 billboards that are featured throughout Los Angeles.

Well, make that 29.

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Hand the 2013 NBA Title to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Get ready for nine months of non-stop Los Angeles Lakers talk now that former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is headed to town.

Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times has already declared the Lakers the 2013 NBA champions:

Go ahead and mark it down, with a Sharpie: The Lakers will make it back to the Finals in 2013. And they will win it.

Listen, I get why folks are excited. But we’re talking about the 2013 NBA Finals in August when we don’t know the health status of Howard and how he will fit in with Kobe Bryant, who isn’t exactly the ideal teammate.

But I guess this is what happens when we don’t have a football team to focus on in the fall.

Welcome to Los Angeles, Dwight. And no pressure next season or anything like that to win.

Los Angeles Times Names Marc Duvoisin Managing Editor

The Los Angeles Times has promoted Marc Duvoisin to managing editor, the newspaper announced on Thursday.

Duvoisin, previously the deputy managing editor, joined the LAT in 2001 as an assistant managing editor.

Below is the memo from editor Davan Maharaj:

To the staff:

I’m pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin is the new managing editor of the Los Angeles Times.

As you know, this announcement is a long time coming. It reflects months of thought about how we position The Times to succeed in the digital era while maintaining the values and traditions of great journalism that brought us here in the first place. I’m immensely proud of how the newsroom continues to adapt and tackle each new challenge. Our commanding Web audience and unwavering commitment to the best enterprise journalism are a tribute to your focus and creativity. The new managing editor must help us push change even further, while also putting out the world-class newspaper our readers have come to expect.

Marc is that person.

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Los Angeles Times A1 Typo Cracks Us Up*

We all make typos.

We can admit it.

And normally, we wouldn’t call out another media outlet for a typo, but this one from the front page of Friday’s Los Angeles Times is too good to pass up.

From John M. Glionna‘s story on 85-year-old Las Vegas retired sheriff Ralph Lamb:

Goodman called the sheriff to arrange a meeting. Lamb agreed to meet at 5 the next day. “OK, I’ll see you at 5 p.m.,” Goodman recalls saying. “He said, ‘No, 5 a.m.’ That’s the kind of guy he was. It was a Wild West town back then, and Lamb had a bunch of tough deputies who were there to do his bidding.”

Butt cracks eventually appeared in Lamb’s public persona…

Giggity.

[H/T LA Weekly]

Update (5:30 p.m.): LA Observed points out the actual typo was on A12, though the story started on A1. Henry Fuhrmann of the Los Angeles Times reached out to the LA Weekly to provide more clarification about the typo:

This may be more detail than you need, but the mistake occurred at the final stage of production. The article had already been copy edited (and, yes, spell-checked). The copy editor decided, for reasons of appearance, to move the drop cap (i.e., large capital letter) from the paragraph in question to a position three paragraphs lower. In changing the computer coding involved, he also inadvertently changed the spelling.

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