♦ Saturday's downtown protest march against the Sensenbrenner bill to criminalize giving aid or jobs to illegal immigrants was really big. The LAPD, usually conservative on these things, estimated the crowd at 500,000 or more. Mayor Villaraigosa joined the protesters. Not a single arrest, Fox-11 said. Times, AP, Blogging.la
♦ UCLA's Bruins make it to the Final Four, defeating Memphis 50-45. Not an elegant basketball game, but it got the job done.
♦ Sunday's L.A. Times delivers 6,000 words on the legacy of Chandler family power.
♦ Philanthropist and political activist Joan Palevsky died at age 80. LAT obit
♦ House of Serfas was one of the original Los Angeles sports bars, according to the Times obituary for Ernie Serfas. Many pro athletes lived in the motel behind the bar in the 1950s and '60s.
♦ Councilwoman Janice Hahn's planning and community deputy, Sergio Carrillo, resigned after crashing his city-owned car on the Harbor Freeway allegedly while under the influence, the Daily Breeze reports.
♦ Actor Keith Carradine sued private investigator Anthony Pellicano over being wiretapped.
♦ The Valley Industry and Commerce Association endorsed breaking up the LAUSD into fifteen smaller districts.
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