• Protesters looked on as bulldozers began ripping out the South Los Angeles community garden where Mayor Villaraigosa couldn't broker a deal to mollify property owner Ralph Horowitz.
• Convicted Enron executive Ken Lay, whose fingerprints were all over California's electric power crisis of a few years ago, died of a massive coronary in Aspen. He was 64.
• Metroblogging, the people behind Blogging.la, has added Rio de Janeiro as its 48th city.
• Shalom TV plans to start airing games from the Israel Baseball League.
• Editors at the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal declined to join LAT editor Dean Baquet and NYT executive editor Bill Keller on that op-ed piece last weekend that defended publication of stories on the SWIFT program against the wishes of the White House. (E&P via Romenesko)
Updated 3:15 pm