Times story on Supervisor Burke's mansion catches the DA's eye, the city wants to count traffic better, and Green Dot founder Steve Barr thinking national again — plus a lot more after the jump.
DA looking at Burke residency
Will the big fake-home-in-the-district scam end for L.A. politicians? LAT
Yes, development does increase traffic
"We are seriously underestimating the cumulative impact of the growth in a community," L.A. city planner Gail Goldberg said, urging the city adopt a new method of counting traffic. LAT, DN
More on Dakota Comm's threat letter
Dakota Communications' Saturday cease-and-desist letter over that Rick Taylor political theater memo also went to the editor and publisher of The Foothills Paper. "We're all laughing at it," says Doc DeMulle. "We're going to do a write-up on how silly can these people be." He has posted the letter and plans to print Taylor's memo in the paper. DN
Transplant surgeon charged with hurrying death
San Francisco physician Dr. Hootan Roozrokh was charged in San Luis Obispo County with giving drugs to make a dying man expire faster so his organs could be harvested. His lawyer called the charges unfounded. LAT
Getty and Italy talking again
Negotiations resume days before Italy was threatening to declare a general cultural boycott. LAT
LAPD needs new radios
Retired LAPD sergeant killed waiting for tow truck
Ruben B. Whittington, 62, was shot Sunday night in Walnut [not Whittier] after calling AAA about a flat tire. He was the author of Soldier: Behind the Badge, a novel. LAT
Tom Snyder appreciated
"6 feet, 4 inches of oracular jocularity," Robert Lloyd writes of the news anchor and talk show host. "So distinct was the mark he made here that I can only ever regard quasi-look-alike Paul Moyer as his less-resonant echo."
Green Dot in Forbes — and Chicago
Steve Barr's profile on the rise. WitnessLA
SF Chronicle Biz editor leaves
Ken Howe is moving to Hong Kong to cover China. Romenesko
Steve Martin marries ex-journo
Martin, 61, wed former New Yorker staffer Anne Stringfield, 35, here in Los Angeles at a Saturday night party, says Marc Malkin of E!.
Michelangelo Antonioni, director was 94
The master Italian director of such films as L'Avventura, La Notte and Blowup has died. LAT