Turn the page for the fill-in on Gov. Schwarzenegger's fat lip, the latest on the Times' UFW investigation, Eric Garcetti week at the city council, Sheriff Baca's defense of Compton, where Laura Chick will be this morning, a pair of noteworthy obits and more—including links to all the morning front pages that matter and responses from London and Ukraine on L.A.'s warm weather. Also, if you or someone you love commutes on Barham Boulevard, well, too bad.
Since it's Monday, here are also some links back to topics from the past week:
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Slate: Today's Papers
Gov. Schwarzenegger and his twelve-year-old son Patrick suffered cuts and bruises
in a Sunday afternoon motorcycle accident on Mandeville Canyon Road, near their Brentwood home. The governor's Harley-Davidson hit a car that backed out of a driveway. Schwarzenegger took fifteen stitches in his lip [editorial comment: oww!
] at the St. John's ER in Santa Monica, his second time there for a motorcycle mishap. In 2001 he broke six ribs after dumping his bike in Santa Monica. Margita Thompson says the governor's work schedule won't be affected.
Steve Hymon in the Times advances
Eric Garcetti's Wednesday debut as president of the city council. Howard Fine also chats with Garcetti in the L.A. Business Journal
General Electric is thinking about selling off
150 acres of the Universal Studios backlot. Anyone who drives Barham Boulevard should be real unhappy to learn that GE execs envision a thousand
condos. Ay caramba¡
♦ Controller Laura Chick will unveil her final audit of the Department of Recreation and Parks at 10 am at Holmby Park. Reporters should note it's a time change, says director of communications Rob Wilcox.
Long interview in the L.A. Business Journal with Kenneth Wong
, the ex-Disney exec who is in charge of remaking our shopping malls into Westfield's. He explains why they dropped the awful "Shoppingtown" label and plans to spend $2 billion upgrading.
Reader Phil Johnston saw the post on our record-setting January warmth
and emailed the London report: "Yesterday morning I played football (soccer) on the coldest Saturday I've played in years. Sleet, cold icy wind, I wore a pullover, a t-shirt, and a woolly hat, and still never took anything off, despite the running around that was going on. But at least, we'll NEVER experience an earthquake."
♦ Also, Bruce Bridges is with the Peace Crops in frigid Ukraine and writes: "In response to your bragging about the weather there, last week I was talking on the phone with a friend in LA. She was preparing for her New Year's party and mentioned that there might be a low turnout of people because "It's raining, the weather sucks!" There was a slight pause between us before she started apologizing profusely for what sounded so ridiculous to somebody with a hard freeze outside and inadequate heating inside. I can't wait to get back to LA so I can endure those hard winters again."
♦ Sanora Babb
, the author and long-ago Associated Press reporter who also was the widow of cinematographer James Wong Howe and a former communist, died at age 98.
♦ Lesley Devine
, the former mayor of Calabasas and longtime Democratic Party figure in L.A., died of cancer at age 63.