It's May Day in October, as Chief Bratton reports on the costly events at MacArthur Park. Also Sheriff Baca, a threat of water rationing, and some bloggers observed. Plus more.
Bratton to release May 1 report
Chief Bratton will make public a long-awaited report on what happened when the Metro squad went wild at MacArthur Park. Bratton will be on with KPCC's Patt Morrison at about 2 pm to talk about the report. LAT
Baca says Lakewood arrest contest no big deal
He calls it a well-intentioned but poorly executed attempt to think outside the box. "I applaud the initiative but not the result. Law enforcement is not about contests, it is about quality," Sheriff Lee Baca writes. LAT
MWD warns of possible water rationing to districts
Concerned about future supplies, the Metropolitan Water District announced Monday that it would cut shipments to Southern California agriculture by 30% and that customers would eventually pay higher rates. LAT, DN
Daniel Murphy High to close
Archdiocese cites declining enrollment and the financial burdens of the settlements with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. LAT
Errors o' the day
Jay Berman observed that the Times, in the Column One on the 3rd Platoon, said they pursued insurgent cells "with menacing canons." He also caught T.J. Simers writing that Manny Ramirez is "always with a flare." Berman emails, "Sometimes, a misspelling is just a typo. At other times, it's a hoot."
Cal-OSHA may be targeting porn
Seems the agency came out with guidelines a while back saying that unprotected sex could be a workplace safety issue. Last week an agent showed up on a set. Luke Ford has the details.
Chris Corrao writes about the Tujunga Village corner of Studio City, "a small pedestrian friendly area that is choc full of coffee shops, restaurants, and other businesses that gives it a small town feel. This blog is intended to promote a sense of community within the neighborhood, and to serve as a tool for its residents." He's pushing for angled parking on the nice little street where Robert Blake either did or didn't do in Betty.
Blogger discovers the secret of Apple Pan
Average burgers, surly service and big bills, as Will Campbell learned the hard way. Blogging LA
We have winners
Both the Times and the Register won first prizes in the Lowell Thomas Awards for best travel sections. Rosemary McClure of the Times was cited as one of the best travel writers of the year.
News of our contributors
Veronique de Turenne has been signed as a critic for the newly launched Barnes and Noble Review. Here's the proof.