Rick Orlov's lead story in today's Daily News also tops the Daily Breeze that's on the street, if not on the website. It looks at Mayor Hahn's conundrum — he's an incumbent with a reputation for honesty and being a police reformer with good race relations, yet he's under fire for ethical questions about his administration and black community upset with the LAPD. It's a classic newspaper weekender at the end of a long holiday: light on actual news, but it reviews past stories with a dash of analysis and gives a "look ahead" to Hahn's coming battle to keep his job. In the piece, Hahn cracks off a decent if not very flattering (and possibly revealing?) sound bite: "I'm an ordinary man in an extraordinary job."
Also: The new guys at LAist signal that they'll be watching the race too.