The Afternoon Cram, 11/17/11


Everything you need to know from today’s front pages

NBC LA: Prop 8 Backers Win Right to Appeal
The case will return to federal court. Both sides seem pleased, so that’s nice. 

LA Times: ‘Orchestrated’ arrests in downtown L.A. protest, police say
After a half hour of talking, police in riot gear arrested 23 protesters who had locked arms in the middle of Figueroa Street, starting with 82-year-old union member Bertha Jordan. The situation has become increasingly challenging for the Occupy Wall Street movement nationally, but the existence of an 82-year-old liberal isn’t exactly good for the Republican Party, either. Related: The AWL: 26 Arrested Reporters and What They Do 

LAist: 50 New Pocket Parks in Los Angeles Will Open Over the Next 2 Years
Mayor Villaraigosa is seeing green. 

HuffingtonPost LA: Sasha Grey Blasts “Sanctimonious’ Media
The adult film star-turned actress (and The Teenager & The Porn Star profile subject), who was blasted for volunteering to read to elementary school children last week, fights critics with vocabulary. 

People magazine: Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher to Divorce
Kutcher responded to a statement put out by Moore via Twitter, naturally.