The city attorney just elected to a new term filed to run for state attorney general. Delgadillo says in the Times, "I've said all along I want to fight for neighborhoods all over the city. Today, I'm saying I'm ready to fight for every Californian." First he will have to get through Jerry Brown, the ex-governor who also is running in the Democratic primary. Republican consultant Dan Schnur sees a hitch in the plan: "A lot of people in Southern California have heard of Rocky Delgadillo. Everybody in California has heard of Jerry Brown."
The Secretary of State's office wants to know if City Clerk Frank Martinez broke rules by re-inking ballots and changing the way they were counted.
Joe Scott blogs about hypocrisy in the mayor's race.
Want to see which areas voted in the primary and, conversely, who stayed home to drive turnout to its lowest (26%) since 1989? Turn to page two of the Times California section, for a computer-generated map by precinct.
And in Times land:
That second page of California has been a soft spot in the paper for years, perhaps the weakest use of space period. The exception for politics junkies has been the Monday political notes column written first by Patt Morrison, then by Patrick McGreevy. I'm hearing the column is history.
At Slate, Dahlia Lithwick considers Estrich v. Kinsley and the attendant issues from the vantage point of 1) an editor who gets pitches and 2) a Friend of Mike.
Douglas Frantz, the LAT investigative reported who lives in Istanbul, and Chicago Tribune reporter Catherine Collins have sold a book to Knopf. The Death Merchant: Inside the World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Trafficking Ring is billed as "a news-breaking account of how Pakistani A.Q. Khan operated the world's most dangerous nuclear trafficking network among a rogue's gallery of countries, while the CIA and other intelligence agencies looked on." Kathy Robbins was the agent.
Mark Saylor, who used to be entertainment editor in the Business section, has joined Sitrick and Co.