This Road Trip Could Go Anywhere; LA Pols Cop to Corruption; KorAm Analysis; Has PSS Put LA Times on Ethical Edge?; Tough Cases From DRC to NB

What do you get when you cross “Wonder Woman” with “Thelma and Louise”? Who knows – but there’s an upcoming road trip with enough female firepower to inspire a screenplay that might fit somewhere between those two tales. Allred, Hill This one is a SoCal crossover, too. The cast includes …

Gascon’s Red State Cred; Can OC Shelter All Homeless Vets?; Huizar’s Whereabouts; LA CAN’s Star; Chapman’s Contrarian; Flanigan’s Foot Leather

Here’s some significant background to fill out reports touched off when San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said he is considering a bid to unseat Jackie Lacey for the same post in LA next year. Gascon, Lacey Gascon was a key member of LAPD’s command staff when William Bratton was …

Counterfeiting in Mix on Paloma; 206 Open Acres in Santa Clarita Valley; Overlooked in OC Office Market; Friends Give Hebrew Lesson; Long Beach Fish Story; Buchan’s Portfolio

Add a case of counterfeiting to the incident of money laundering tied to the landlord in line to receive an inexplicably favorable lease rate for a portion of a warehouse the City of Los Angeles plans to convert into a homeless shelter. Questions about the background of Moiz Kaboud cropped up in …

Homeless Shelter Landlord’s Record Includes Money Laundering; Capital & Main Meets Irvine Ranch; Paseo for LA Plaza; Astani’s Big Vision

The landlord in line to receive what looks to be an inexplicably favorable lease rate for a portion of a property the City of Los Angeles plans to convert into a homeless shelter paid more than $500,000 to settle prior money laundering charges, according to federal, state and city documents …

City Report on Paloma Street Looks Like Cover-Up; Irvine Goes to the Dogg; LB’s Other Stars; Milken Global’s Local Stir; Down for Dearden’s

Official reports approved by the Los Angeles City Council and accepted by Mayor Eric Garcetti carry the marks of a cover-up on a botched calculation of the lease rate for a warehouse slated to be converted into a homeless shelter on the industrial edge of Downtown. Garcetti City officials from …

Reason to Wonder: Will Soon-Shiong Stick With LA Times?; What Sotheby’s Price Might Say; UCI’s Cup Runneth Over; Frankie Goes to Canada

Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine aimed for the funny bone in his keynote address to the LA chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s annual Distinguished Journalists Award. He might have hit the heart of a larger matter. Pearlstine Pearlstine earned chuckles with a jab …