Guilty of both homeless murders
Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, and Helen Golay, 77, were convicted of murdering two homeless men by running them over to collect insurance payouts. LAT
End LAPD recruiting bonuses?
The City Council's Public Safety Committee urged the LAPD to stop paying the $5,000 signing bonus for new recruits and the $10,000 bonus for officers who transfer from other departments. DN
No $1 fee for library books
City librarian Fontayne Holmes wants to drop a proposed $1 fee to have books transferred between library branches and instead raise the overdue-book fee to 30 cents a day from 25 cents. The fee for library cards, by the way, would only apply to certain users from outside Los Angeles. DN
Disney launches nature film unit
Disneynature, to make feature-length documentaries about animals and the environment, is inspired by the success of "March of the Penguins." LAT
Ruben Salazar memories
Valley sheep and dog story ends happily
That ewe and German shepherd found roaming in the Valley last week were reunited with their owner. Turns out the pair had only been together a few days before getting out of a yard through an open gate. DN
Americana at Brand, the blog
Countdown to May 2 opening of the Glendale counterpart to The Grove is online at theamericanaatbrand.blogspot.com.
Award for LAT's McDermott
Terry McDermott wins the 2008 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award (and $5,000) for his four-part investigative study of research on memory, titled "Chasing Memory: One Man’s Epic Quest for Understanding." Playboy senior editor Chip Rowe receives an honorable mention for a series on male sexuality. Romenesko
Edward Goldman needs an assistant
KCRW's long-time "Art Talk" host is advertising for a part-time assistant (around 15-20 hours per week) "with good organizational skills. Excellent correspondence etiquette, computer skills, good grammar, spelling and editing a must. Blog experience helpful." craigslist
Dodgers erupt for 15 hits and 9 runs
Ah, the joy of facing Reds' pitching.