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Delgadillo balks at layoff plans for his office
Mayor Villaraigosa's proposed budget calls for 60 support positions to be eliminated from the City Attorney's office. "The cuts in the proposed budget undermine the public safety gains made to date by LAPD, other law enforcement agencies and the city attorney's office to protect our community," said chief assistant Jeffrey B. Isaacs in a statement. "When attorneys are pulled from their other assignments to complete support staff functions, or worse, are unable to prosecute criminal defendants because of the absence of support staff, serious consequences will follow." Daily News, Daily Journal (not online)
Also: The head of Channel 36 says the mayor's budget would probably shut down the station.
Capitol Records plays the sound card
Record label says a development planned next to its landmark Hollywood tower would damage its below-ground, state of the art recording studio. LAT
What works in L.A. gang intervention
Celeste Fremon praises reporting by the Times' David Zahniser. Witness LA
Another guilty in murder of Deputy Maria Rosa
Prescience is a good trait in a columnist
Variety's Brian Lowry makes passing reference in his latest column to Nikki Finke's readers becoming "inordinately well-versed" in her personal ailments, and sure enough today she posts that tipsters should email rather than call because of pain from dental work.
Interview with Denise Hamilton
The author and LA Observed contributor talks about her upcoming novel, "The Last Embrace," set in 1949 Los Angeles: "[Raymond] Chandler's shadow looms large, sure, but my postwar L.A. is a more optimistic place than his, and the protagonist is a dame -- a former OSS spy -- so it's filtered through a girlie lens." Carolyn Kellogg/Jacket Copy