Full plate of Friday news. After the jump.
DA Steve Cooley swoops down on another dirty city that falls below the local media radar, indicting five current and former Lynwood City Council members on various charges. LAT
Bratton support a tad soft
A Loyola Marymount survey finds 53% of residents endorse Chief Bratton for a second term, and among minorities the support is lower: 47% for Korean Americans, 44% for African Americans and 45% for Latinos. His support outnumbers opposition in all cases, however, and many people don't have an opinion yet. LAT
City opposes FBI towers in Westwood
Joins forces with local homeowners. LAT
Kurt Vonnegut appreciation
From LAT books editor David Ulin.
Superfund possible at Rocketdyne site
EPA is re-thinking its earlier rejection of the Valley chemical and nuclear dump. DN
Next big test for Dodger Stadium
Crowds will be bigger this weekend, so the Daily News does an interactive feature on the new traffic and parking mess.
First Lady will speak to grads
Laura Bush coming to Pepperdine. Here in Malibu
Arthur Magazine back from the dead
Jay Babcock retakes control. Chicken Corner
City gets historic ticket stamped
The State Office of Historic Preservation and the National Park Service approved the City of Los Angeles as a "Certified Local Government" for historic preservation under the National Historic Preservation Act. This means the city is eligible for the first time for state and federal historic preservation grants.
California Book Award winners
The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco will honor on June 7, among others, T.C. Boyle for Talk Talk,, RJ Smith for The Great Black Way and Sonia Nazario for Enrique's Journey.
Shakeout in the gay press
IN Los Angeles has bought Frontiers Magazine from founder Bob Craig’s sister Connie and others. WeHoNews.com
Boyarsky on Sam Zell
Most of the old-time Los Angeles anti-Semites who used to hang out at the California Club are either dead or too old to care that a Jew is on the verge of owning the L.A. Times, Bill Boyarsky writes in the Jewish Journal. JJ
Case of L.A. art plagiarism?
You be the judge. Juxtapoz
L.A. bakery talk
Colleen Perry of Cake and Art chats with the blog All Cupcakes, All the Time.