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Times columnist Bill Plaschke to co-host morning radio show on Beast 980

Times columnist Bill Plaschke is joining the airwaves with a morning show that kicks off this week on all-sports radio station the Beast 980 AM.

"Plaschke and Zelasko," with co-host Jeanne Zelasko, is on weekdays from 6-9 a.m.

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Times reaffirms decision that Ted Rall's blog post did not meet its standards
Sasha Frere-Jones joins L.A. Times as cultural critic

Sasha Frere-Jones, a leading voice on music, language and culture, is joining the Los Angeles Times as cultural critic at large, Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor S. Mitra Kalita have announced. 

Frere-Jones will help launch an entertainment-focused digital vertical and will work closely with colleagues across the newsroom to increase The Times' efforts and relevance in these key areas of coverage.

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Christina Bellantoni to lead L.A. Times political coverage

The Times is launching enhanced digital coverage of California politics, an effort that will be overseen by Christina Bellantoni, who currently is editor in chief of Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper. 

As Assistant Managing Editor/Politics, Bellantoni will work closely with editors on the California desk to build a digital hub for political coverage. 

Bellantoni, a California native, has extensive

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Winners of the L.A. Times' 2014 Editorial Awards

The Los Angeles Times' Editorial Awards for 2014 were presented Wednesday evening in a ceremony that honored the newsroom's commitment to excellence and to the search for truth.

"Ours is a newsroom that’s relevant, passionate and diligently serving readers," Editor Davan Maharaj said. "Who else would have spent countless hours turning the handwritten names of L.A.’

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Angel Rodriguez named L.A. Times sports editor

Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin have announced that Angel Rodriguez is The Times' new sports editor.

Rodriguez comes to The Times from the Washington Post, and previously was sports editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer and home page manager of the Arizona Republic.

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