♦ Reacting to the Times' series on abuses by conservators for the elderly, the Board of Supes formed a task force and an L.A. judge ordered an investigation into one of the cases cited.
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♦ Assistant managing editor Joseph M. Russin was quietly dropped from the Times masthead. His future as the paper's convergence editor became clouded when Joel Sappell got the new title of AME Interactive.
♦ John Robert Stevens, at one time a senior advisor to Democrats Gray Davis, Antonio Villaraigosa, Herb Wesson and Fabian Nuñez, admitted to molesting two boys at a Los Angeles area YMCA thirty years ago.
♦ Councilman Ed Reyes fired his office manager, Ruby de Vera, who finished third in the 14th district election.
♦ Inside TV magazine folds, taking forty jobs with it.
♦ "Make campuses safe" is one of the so-called reforms proposed by Mayor Villaraigosa's education panel.
♦ Hundreds of humans and dozens of dogs attended services in Redondo Beach for Basko, the police dog who died after ingesting cocaine during a training exercise.