American Media CEO David Pecker confirms in the New York Times that part of the controversial magazine deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger was that the tabloids would lay off when he ran for governor. The story cites last year's Ann Bardach piece in Los Angeles Magazine.
David Zahniser in the Daily Breeze lays out the coming issues that Mayor Villaraigosa faces at the Port of L.A. Instead of naming a campaign fundraiser as liaison to the harbor, which Jim Hahn did, Villaraigosa is divvying up the turf among three deputy mayors.
Rick Orlov's DN column says backers of Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez are trying to avoid a head-to-fight with Council President Alex Padilla for the 20th state Senate seat. They are urging Padilla to set his sights on the controller's office in 2009, when Laura Chick is termed out.
Mayor Villaraigosa's early moves in the transportation area are scrutinized by the DN's Lisa Mascaro.
The Times' Sunday story on the funeral of Suzie Marie Peña reported that "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa arrived late and seemed to take pains to be unobtrusive as he sat toward the back of the church."
Patterico catches the Times quietly correcting a printed factual error by changing "white men" to just plain "men" on the website, but without running a For the Record correction in the paper. It involves a story about Chief Justice Rehnquist.
LAVoice.org points to a Sunday New York Times piece on the newly aggressive Los Angeles paparazzi.
Iranian.com posted photos of hunger-striking dissident Akbar Ganji looking forlorn in an Iranian prison.
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney says in the L.A. Business Journal that lawsuits by employees alleging sexual harassment "are a false attempt to extort money from my company and exploit my transparent persona. We are a rebel company, no question. We are a company that prides itself on doing things differently."
If you get pitched to visit a new "Hollywood website" called Cinema Squeeze, take a pass. It's a religion spammer.