We all now know more than we ever wanted to about the love lives of the UCLA psychiatric residents. But a jury gets the final say. That and more inside.
Jury to UCLA profs: Are you kidding?
No damages were awarded to either UCLA Psychiatric Dept. resident who sued, and no legal liability was pinned on the university. After two weeks of often-graphic testimony about sexual affairs and personality flaws, the jury tells the plaintiffs pretty much to please just go away. LAT
Nah, no cultural schism in Beverly Hills
Three hundred callers to city hall complained that their ballot for the upcoming Beverly Hills election includes a Farsi translation. LAT
Been there, done that
Los Angeles' bid for the 2016 Olympics will include a $112-million temporary renovation of the Memorial Coliseum, including re-installation of the running track that has come and gone before. LAT, DN
Add one sister city
The ceremonial papers will be signed today making Yerevan, Armenia the 25th Los Angeles sister city.
Grover gets results again
County health officials have swooped in to clean up the downtown produce market where NBC 4 reporter Joel Grover reported finding rats and unsanitary conditions. Think it doesn't apply to you? Where do you think restaurants and some stores get their food? NBC4
Promotions at KFWB
KFWB upped news director Andy Ludlum to program director and made Paul Gomez news director. The appointments are effective immediately.
Hear 'scrotum' on the air
LAPL librarian Susan Patron guests on KPCC's "Patt Morrison" after 2 pm to talk about the controversy over use of the word scrotum in her Newbery-winning children's book. Jane Smiley will also be on to talk about the sexually explicit Ten Days in the Hills.
KCRW gets an Annenberg grant
The Santa Monica NPR station will receive $600,000 from The Annenberg Foundation "to develop business models to sustain the stationís webcasting activities and to further its innovative online music service."
255 senior LAPD cops to leave
They stuck around past normal retirement under an incentive program that will force them to go by October. "It's going to have a dramatic impact on the department doing their job," said Bob Baker, president of the Police Protective League. DN
Minimizing the damage
New Dodgers centerfielder Juan Pierre, the second-easiest out in the lineup based on last season's on-base percentage — and one of the poorest leadoff hitters in the league last year — will bat second behind Rafael Furcal. Now that the Dodgers are in spring training, a refresher: Pierre isn't a bad player, but as I wrote in November, "he's somewhere between not all that special and below average at the things he is supposedly great at -- leading off, base stealing and playing center."
Piece of downtown mural reappears
A sliver of Kent Twitchell's mural "Ed Ruscha Monument" has come back into view during testing by an art consultant. Remember, the mural on the side of 1031 S. Hill Street was painted over last June. Downtown News