The weekend was too busy to put up an Editor's Dozen, but here's a quick link to browse all of last week's News & Chatter posts and all of LA Biz Observed for the week. Today's news begins below, after you click on the jump.
Mark Pisano leaving SCAG
Was the longtime executive director pushed? Chip Jacobs considers the evidence on the LA Weekly website. Weekly
37th congressional district
Services are today for the late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. Meanwhile, candidates are starting to line up for the June 26 special election. Assemblywoman Laura Richardson and state Sen. Jenny Oropeza are expected to announce this week. Compton Councilman Isadore Hall, Long Beach Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga and Millender-McDonald's daughter, Valerie McDonald, have been mentioned. Janice Hahn is also being talked up by some. The general election will be Aug. 21. Breeze
Bratton a sure thing for second term
15 years after the riots
Ex-chief Daryl Gates, cameraman Bob Tur and others look back for Time magazine. LAPD detective Wil Beall considers the department in the LAT.
Traffic state of emergency in Bay Area
Weekend collapse of an overpass on the ramp that connects Interstate 80 to eastbound Interstate 580 in Emeryville messes up everything near the Bay Bridge. Gov. Schwarzenegger orders immediate repairs and authorizes free public transit rides. Mercury News, LAT
Monday politics columns
Beverly Center elevator work in 14th month
Stores are feeling the pinch as fewer customers make the trek. LABJ
Tribune execs opt out of big bonuses
At least that's one embarrassment out of the way as the Tribune newspapers prepare to ax people. ChiTrib
Lakers go down 3-1
Going to be tough to come back and beat the Suns. LAT
New Times blog on real estate
L.A. Land is written by Peter Viles, former reporter forAssociated Press and CNN and writer for Variety and The New York Observer.
Always with the taxes
If you thought the Chandlers were big tax avoiders, Sam Zell is right up there with his deal for Tribune. Newsweek's Allan Sloan lays out how it works.
Michael Connelly: Cutting book reviews a bad idea
The former LAT reporter turned novelist argues trimming newspaper review sections is short-sighted. LAT
Blogging by electeds
Press-Telegram columnist John Canalis looks at the trend in Long Beach. P-T
Daniel Olivas sits down for a chat with Gustavo Arellano at La Bloga.
Q-A with Stan Chambers and Hal Fishman
Jon Weisman chats up the KTLA stalwarts for Variety.