- Making News: Vigilante Killings in Mexico City
TV cameras looked on as a crowd of angry residents burned 2 suspected kidnappers to death in the streets of Mexico City on Monday. It turned out the men were who they said they were, federal agents, staking out suspected drug dealers. Serio Sarmiento comments on politics for TV Azteca, Mexico-s second largest TV network. He joins Warren on the matter.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Whither the LA Times
Just weeks after the staff of the LA Times won 5 Pulitzer Prizes, it learned that cut backs were planned by the paper-s owner, the Chicago Tribune. Rachel Smolkin is senior writer for the American Journalism Review at the University of Maryland. Her recent story is titled, Whither the LA Times?
21-Story Towers in Santa Monica?
Santa Monica Place was a trendy shopping mall when it opened 24 years ago, but it-s been eclipsed by the Third Street Promenade. It-s also an impediment to traffic from Third Street to Civic Center, Santa Monica Pier and the beach. Now the Macerich Co, which owns the mall, has plans to open it up, while accommodating both retail and office space, and building residential towers 21 stories high. The latest proposal to upgrade the struggling Santa Monica Place shopping mall already has been declared "dead on arrival" by one city councilman. But everybody agrees that change is inevitable in one of Southern California-s most livable central cities.