- Bad case of indigestion at Cheesecake Factory, brought on by unwanted attention from Nasdaq and the SEC. LA Biz Observed
- The OC Post tabloid debuted today in Orange County, aimed at Register-friendly residents who don't want to be bothered by stories longer than two paragraphs.
- City Council President Eric Garcetti's office sent word that the Council did not raid the revenue pot from the new trash-fee-for-cops deal to fund anti-gang initiatives. Inartful press release language last week is blamed for that impression, they say.
- Long Beach in 1912 had more barbers than lawyers. Press Telegram/LABO
- On certain coves near Point Dume, the sun rises over the Pacific. Here in Malibu
* Late add: Tower Records files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.