March 26, 2014
As Assistant Managing Editor for Digital, Megan Garvey oversees the home page, the data team and the presentation of projects on the Web. She was promoted to the position in 2012 after leading the entertainment section's Web strategy and serving as home page editor. Garvey has worked at The Times since 1998, starting in the Valley Edition, where she was a general assignment reporter, before moving to the Orange County Edition where she covered transportation. In 2000, she covered the presidential election, moving to the Washington Bureau after the recount to write on a range of topics including the intersection of politics and entertainment, Congress and the Food and Drug Administration.
March 26, 2014
John Corrigan is the assistant managing editor for Arts and Entertainment, leading one of the Los Angeles Times' largest editorial departments in its coverage of film, television, culture, music, media and the fine arts. Corrigan has worked at The Times since 1999, serving as Business editor from 2009 to June 2012. He greatly expanded the Business section's online presence, adding daily video reports and building up its Tech Now and Money & Co. blogs. Corrigan directed several of The Times' most ambitious projects, including stories that won Loeb Awards in 2010 and 2012.
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March 26, 2014 |
After stepping down as Los Angeles County sheriff in January, Lee Baca largely has avoided the spotlight. Former aides don't know how to reach him. Reporters looking to interview him have been rebuffed. His last tweet was a link to his farewell address. But this week, Baca took center stage once again - this time as a guest speaker at a Loyola Marymount lecture hall where he offered a contemplative, and at times, self-critical view of his 15-year tenure. Speaking to a group of undergraduates Tuesday night, Baca said his biggest regret as sheriff was spending too much of his time at public events instead of managing his department.
March 25, 2014 |
MESA, Ariz. - It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for defensive purposes, at least to start the season. “We're not there yet,” Scioscia said. “We'll see where we are next week, but David is going to play third base for us, and we anticipate him playing it well.” Freese, acquired from St. Louis for Peter Bourjos in November, appreciates the support.
March 23, 2014 |
Question: I just took over the property management job for a 100-unit multistory apartment complex. The previous property manager let the tenants run wild here, and the owner has asked me to shape things up. There are children running all over the place at all hours of the day and night, breaking sprinklers, making noise, skateboarding on the railings, throwing rocks and breaking windows. I would like to establish some rules and regulations to help protect the property, ensure peace and quiet for all the residents, and protect the owner from liability.
March 21, 2014 |
If organization is a vehicle that helps us achieve our goals, then time management is the oil that keeps the vehicle running. "Time management has a huge role in organization. Anything you want to do in life you have to make time for," says Julie Morgenstern, organizational guru and author of "Time Management From the Inside Out. " She approaches time management the same way she approaches cleaning out a closet. Like sorting objects into bins, she sorts tasks into the appropriate time slot.
March 16, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put a crucial division in disarray, according to current and former officials. Officers and analysts in the Iran operations division, which coordinates spying on Iran and its nuclear program, were informed at a meeting last week at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., of the decision to suspend Jonathan Bank, a veteran officer and member of the senior intelligence service.
March 15, 2014 |
The Phoenix Suns have been like an eight-minute miler who stayed with the elite pack in a marathon through Mile 18. They're fading a bit now, needing a late push to cross the finish line among the top runners. Either way, it's been quite the rush for a franchise that appeared to be sucking wind in October. The Suns traded center Marcin Gortat for an injured replacement and a draft pick five days before their opener, leading to speculation they had essentially given up on the season to focus on restocking their roster.
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March 13, 2014
Abby Singer Production manager dies at 96 Abby Singer, 96, a famed production manager whose name became synonymous for the next-to-last shot of the day, died Thursday in Los Angeles, according to his daughter, Jo Anne Singer. He had cancer. The Harlem-born Abner E. Singer was a longtime production manager and assistant director who worked primarily in television from the 1950s through the '90s. He became famous for his efficient habit of preparing a crew for an impending move to the next scene by calling out the second-to-last shot.
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March 12, 2014 |
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly's campaign manager quit Wednesday, just days before the state Republican Party's convention. "I'm proud to have taken a candidate from the launch of a campaign as an unknown, underdog candidate to front-runner status in the polls, as well as having cleared the field of our closest GOP competitor," Jennifer Kerns said in a statement. "I wish all of the candidates in this race the best as they seek to shine a light on Jerry Brown's record. " Kerns' promotion to campaign manager was heralded earlier this year by Donnelly, a state Assemblyman from San Bernardino County, in an online video announcing the move . It featured footage of her running with a dog, shooting gourds in the desert and smoking a cigar.