First thing Monday

•  Rocky Delgadillo is mini-profiled in Monday's LAT by Michael Finnegan, who says the city attorney's political advisers are calling themselves Team 1600 — "as in Pennsylvania Avenue." Do I hear snickers?
•  One in every three Villaraigosa commissioners comes from the Westside, says David Zahniser in the Daily Breeze.
•  Patrick (Patterico) Frey grabbed the Outside the Tent spot in Sunday's LAT to criticize the paper's coverage of Cindy Sheehan.
•  Dan Laidman at the Daily News reports on the new police commission.
•  The MTA plans to pay $40 to $60 million to settle insurance claims brought during Metro Rail construction, the L.A. Business Journal says in its lead story. Inside, James Nash reports on the coming launch of Local Television Network, which will use Channel 23 here to target Angelenos aged 18 to 34 with sports, fashion and travel programming.
•  The voice on the LAX traffic radio station belongs to 78-year-old Ned Skaff. He's been doing it for ten years.
•  Ground will be broken Sept. 15 on L.A. Live, the entertainment complex that will take over the big parking lot outside Staples Center.
•  Legal union: Sunday's New York Times covered the nuptials of Tara Kole, a former clerk for Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia who is joining Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, and Michael Dore of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
•  New York Times executive editor Bill Keller wrote a letter to the editor to his own paper, protesting a conservative review in the Sunday Book Review.
•  The blog Trained Monkey posts that "today’s exercise in misdirected energy was walking up and down Broadway and taking a picture of every building (and parking lot). It took less than two hours to take all of the pictures — and over six to get them all uploaded to Flickr." Scads of downtown street photos from Broadway and Spring Street.

And finally...

Orange Line•  I have received two emails ever about the Orange Line busway being built across the Valley—and both came in yesterday. Cathy Cole invites readers to check out her Flickr gallery of photos taken on foot last week. That's one of hers shrunken down on the right. Also, the blog Here in Van Nuys posts more pics and wonders if the landscaping is being skimped on in his leg of the busway.


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