lbaca.jpgSheriff’s Dispatch: Sheriff Lee Baca has an Op-Ed promoting programs that lessen gang violence by asking the question, ahem, “Why can’t we all just get along?” His accounts are pretty stirring: “Some of L.A.’s so-called gangs are really no more than loose-knit bands of blacks or Latinos roaming the streets looking for people of the other color to shoot.”

38907479-10161214.jpgCross-Pollination: The LAT links to the Chicago Tribune‘s R. Kelly trial blog. A risky move in a newsroom where byline and “click” counts threaten job security?

0_62_sinatra_nancy.jpgHow Many Sinatra Puns Does It Take To Write A Story? Um, just two, we guess. But still, it feels like two too many in this story about Nancy Sinatra‘s newfound activism.