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⇒ More subplots in the Anthony Pellicano affair, a thirteenth defendant and Leslie Abramson joins the case. Also, the Times says anonymous witness 'Johnny Friendly' is actor Sylvester Stallone.
⇒ Threatened indictment of labor chief Martin Ludlow could have political repercussions for Mayor Villaraigosa. Also, potential successors line up at the County Fed and friends offer solace.
⇒ Villaraigosa elaborates on his vision of a denser, high-rise city with a focus downtown: "This is going to happen." Contrary view from Joel Kotkin: "You turn L.A. into a bunch of apartment buildings, and it's more like Tehran than it is like Paris."
⇒ Rand issues a third warning: "The crowded public areas at LAX continue to be an attractive target for terrorist bombs."
⇒ Fun Mireya Navarro story in the New York Times on the voice actors who dub the "Desperate Housewives" characters into Spanish. While the stars get millions, they get $25 an hour. J. Emilio Flores got them together for the portrait.
⇒ Ronald Grover has a Power Lunch with Disney's Robert Iger on the Business Week dime.
⇒ Board of Education member Jon Lauritzen is recovering from brain surgery to remove "abnormal cells."
⇒ Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency to death row inmate Michael Morales.
⇒ Meghan Daum praises the newly popular but wildly inaccurate real estate website Zillow.com.
⇒ Fox Hills Mall looks to be getting a makeover.
⇒ George Holliday is putting his video of the notorious Rodney King beating on a DVD for sale.
⇒ Trouble at the Vermont Harbor Neighborhood Council.
⇒ Villaraigosa's use of the bully pulpit, pro and con by Copley's David Zahniser.
⇒ Termed-out Assemblyman Paul Koretz endorses Mike Feuer for his seat, not West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land.
⇒ Kevin Herrera moves from The Wave to staff writer at the Santa Monica Daily Press.