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Huffington Post Launches Local Los Angeles Website
We've seen it roll out in New York and Chicago; now Los Angeles has one too. Yesterday, the Huffington Post launched its local Los Angeles website, featuring the day's hot stories plus commentary about the city.
"In many ways, it's a homecoming," explained Arianna Huffington in her intro post. "The initial idea for HuffPost was hatched in LA, five years ago this month. And LA has been my home base since 1997 (our founding editor, Roy Sekoff, has lived there since 1983). So LA is definitely part of HuffPost's DNA... HuffPost LA features our signature mix of up-to-the-minute news -- curated from the best local coverage -- and a group blog with some of the city's most compelling voices, ready to weigh in on everything from local politics to the area's fashion, food, entertainment, real estate, sports teams, and business trends."
Billy Silverman will head up the site as the Editor with Willow Bay as Senior Editor. In Bay's introduction to the site, she gives a nice overview of the bloggers they've brought on board, including philanthropist Eli Broad, The Office's Ellie Kemper, musician Ben Lee and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Others opining about the city include former porn actress Jennifer Ketcham (talking about public transit) and City Council President Eric Garcetti.
As always, it's a very good thing to have more coverage of our city.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.