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It's Musical Chairs at SoCal Alt-Weekliesnew

Former L.A. Weekly news editor Alan Mittelstaedt joined Los Angeles CityBeat yesterday as news editor, replacing Dean Kuipers, who moved to the Los Angeles Times. A little further down the coast, Rich Kane, who left OC Weekly in 2005 and ended up as editor of Inland Empire Weekly (a paper started by ex-OC Weekly staffer Jeremy Zachary that was later acquired by LA CityBeat-parent Southland Publishing), returns to the Weekly Aug. 2 as its new managing editor. Replacing Kane at Inland Empire is Charles Mindenhall, a former L.A. Weekly staffer.
LA Observed | OC Weekly  |  07-20-2007  9:13 am  |  Industry News

Alt-Weeklies Clean Up at Southern California Journalism Awardsnew

Los Angeles CityBeat's Michael Collins won Print Journalist of the Year, while L.A. Weekly took two similar honors: Nikke Finke was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year and John Curry was named Designer of the Year. The Weekly's Jonathan Gold added to his growing trophy rack with a first-place win in the Entertainment Reviews/Criticism/Column category for his "Counter Intelligence" food reviews, while his colleague Libby Molyneaux won first in the Headline category. CityBeat's Anthony Miller placed first in the Entertainment Feature category, OC Weekly's Scott Moxley took home first in the Investigative Series category for "The New Crips," and Advice Goddess Amy Alkon won a first-place award for Headlines. L.A. Weekly also won a first-place award for Special Section, with "Who We Are: LA People 2006." OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano received the President's Award. Winners were announced this weekend.
LA Press Club  |  06-19-2007  8:47 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Los Angeles CityBeat Editor's Book Named a 'Michigan Notable Book'new

Dean Kuipers' Burning Rainbow Farm: How a Stoner Utopia Went Up in Smoke was selected as one of the 20 most notable books about Michigan from 300 nominees. Published in June 2006, the book examines the lives of Michigan marijuana activists Tom Crosslin and Rolland Rohm, who were shot and killed by the FBI and state police during a standoff at their 34-acre campground in the fall of 2001. Kuipers, a Michigan native, tells the Dowagiac Daily News that national interest in his book remains strong, and a movie deal could be in the cards.
Dowagiac Daily News  |  04-16-2007  12:51 pm  |  Industry News

LA CityBeat Investigation Leads to Nuclear Dump-Site Testingnew

During the height of the Cold War, UCLA and the U.S. Veteran's Administration dumped radioactive waste underneath a field where kids now play and Brentwood residents walk their dogs, reporter Michael Collins revealed in articles published May 18 and May 25 in CityBeat. Relenting to community concerns that were rekindled by the CityBeat articles, the federal government announced this week that it will test both sites, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Times  |  11-30-2006  6:23 pm  |  Industry News

L.A. CityBeat 'Moves On Up" To New Buildingnew

L.A. CityBeat  |  09-07-2006  11:35 am  |  Industry News

LA CityBeat Investigation Sparks Call for Nuclear Dump Clean-Upnew

During the height of the Cold War, UCLA and the U.S. Veteran's Administration dumped radioactive waste underneath a field where kids now play and Brentwood residents walk their dogs, CityBeat revealed in articles published May 18 and May 25. Over two dozen citizens met to discuss the issue on June 13, CityBeat reports, and the neighborhood's City Councilman wrote a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs expressing support for a clean-up. In addition, Rep. Henry Waxman tells CityBeat that he is "concerned about the possible environmental hazards" at the site. The V.A. continues to insist the area is safe, but has committed to additional study since the CityBeat articles appeared.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  06-30-2006  11:13 am  |  Industry News

David Butow: Capturing Images of War

David Butow has photographed some of the most dangerous places on Earth, including war-torn Iraq, where he documented violence and destruction in his award-winning shots for Los Angeles Citybeat. Yet he says it doesn't take him long to readjust to the L.A. mindset. This is the 31st in a "How I Got That Story" series highlighting the AltWeekly Awards' first-place winners. (FULL STORY)
Derek Schleelein  |  12-28-2005  1:00 pm  |  Association News

Los Angeles Ponders the Future of L.A. Weeklynew

Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle describes the fears and hopes for L.A. Weekly's role in the New Times-controlled Village Voice Media. He details the turbulent recent history of alt-weeklies in Los Angeles and speaks to several notable Angelenos. Local pol Jackie Goldberg, "a frequent target of New Times LA columnists" during New Times' previous residency in the city, says: "They were not just a gadfly, they were an assault vehicle." Martelle also speaks to a few current L.A. Weekly staff members, including editor Laurie Ochoa, and addresses speculation that Phoenix New Times editor Rick Barrs will replace her. (Barrs says that he hasn't been asked, but adds that he would "have mixed emotions about it.")
Los Angeles Times  |  12-14-2005  8:21 am  |  Industry News

Utne Awards Acknowledge Altsnew

Utne magazine has announced the nominees for its 2004 Independent Press Awards, and Association of Alternative Newsweeklies member papers dominate the "Local/Regional Coverage" category. Austin Chronicle, Chicago Reader, The Stranger, The Texas Observer and Westword all received nominations, as did Los Angeles CityBeat, an upstart alt-weekly that's only been publishing for 16 months. Nominees were chosen from among 2,000 alternative media sources. According to the Utne Web site, selection depended partly upon which publications were "most apt to go missing from the Utne library."
Utne  |  10-27-2004  5:06 pm  |  Industry News