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  1. Friday, November 9, 2012

    happy trails Tami! 

    tami abdollah

    the AP reported that it is stealing one of our best reporters.

    you may remember she was the first blogger i hired here at KPCC.

    my favorite work of hers was when she scooped everyone else on the Hamilton High scandal when the 2010 Music Teacher of the Year was fired for allegedly having relations with the youngsters.

    AP even wrote a story about hiring her today:

    AP hires law enforcement reporter in LA

    By The Associated Press
    Posted: 11/09/2012 11:45:55 AM PST
    Updated: 11/09/2012 11:45:56 AM PST

    LOS ANGELES—Tami Abdollah is rejoining The Associated Press to cover law enforcement in Los Angeles.

    The appointment was announced Friday by West Region Editor Traci Carl. Abdollah starts Jan. 7.

    “We are excited to have Tami join us in Los Angeles,” Carl said. “She is a tireless reporter who will keep AP ahead on an important beat.”

    Law enforcement was among the topics Abdollah covered during three years with the Los Angeles Times starting in 2006. She left journalism in 2009 and spent a year in Baghdad working for an organization that assisted with the U.S.-led rebuilding effort.

    Abdollah returned to full-time reporting in 2011, working first as a temporary legislative reporter for the AP in Salem, Ore., and then joining Los Angeles public radio station KPCC as an education reporter. Earlier in her career, she held internships at The Wall Street Journal, working in Brussels and Paris.

    Abdollah is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and spent a year studying at The Sorbonne University/Center for Critical Studies in Paris.

    Tami and I worked together at the LA Times and it was a joy to be her boss for a short period of time here at KPCC.

    it will be fun to compete against her now that we know each other’s secrets :)

  2. Wednesday, October 31, 2012
  3. Saturday, October 6, 2012

    i am the luckiest man alive 

    moi, norwood, angelo, maria, and the director of the doc at kpcc

    the panel went amazingly

    so smoothly, so funny, also deep somehow

    and tender, and frank, and this little kid at the end got the mic

    and said i play trumpet and guitar, so thank you Fishbone for inspiring us all.

    it almost made me feel bad for saying fuck.

    im on top of the world right now

    and i love the entire world.

  4. Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    we had a debate viewing party at work 


    It was super fun. I live tweeted. I was amazing.

    Now I’m pooped.

    I’m so old.

    Why am I pooped?

    I didn’t pick strawberries today in the heat.

    I didn’t build a skyscraper.

    I futzed in an air conditioned building and clacked on a computer.

    Then went to Whole Foods.

    I’m old and sold out.

    But you know who cheered me up? The listeners of our radio station who came and watched that debate.

    They clapped. They groaned. Then afterwards they chatted.

    Smart people are the best people.

    The best!

  5. Tuesday, October 2, 2012
  6. Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  7. Tuesday, September 18, 2012
  8. Sunday, September 16, 2012

    hey mom heres all the stories i wrote yesterday – there was a theme 

    silver lake black out

    Record heat expected Saturday in Los Angeles County

    103 degree Downtown temperature breaks 103-year-old record

    Silver Lake hit with back-to-back power outages due to record high heat

    LA Heat: Burbank, Fullerton, DTLA, Chino, Riverside, San Diego all over 100 degrees

    18-year-old Simi Valley high schooler selected for Electoral College (which should be abolished)

    Sepulveda fire 40% contained, no injuries or structure damage

    then i went to jack in the box got a number 10 no tomatoes and an order of tacos.