Limbaugh mistakes Villaraigosa for 'shoeshine guy'
Rush Limbaugh gives his side of the restaurant meeting last year, where Bill Clinton brought over the mayor for an introduction: "I thought it was a Secret Service agent, maybe a shoeshine guy. Turns out he gives me his card, I said, 'Oh, my gosh, it's the mayor of Los Angeles.'" Villaraigosa's office is preparing a statement, says Jeff Bercovici. Portfolio
Lindsey makes case to airport commission
It's the same panel that hired Gina Marie Lindsey, and they are satisfied with her explanation that more information was needed before selecting Bechtel for the big contract that eventually went to DMJM. LAT, Breeze
LAFD assistant chief in trouble
Robert Franco and his wife, Gerri Franco, were charged with one misdemeanor count each of conspiracy, giving false information to an officer and obstructing an investigation in trying to cover up a hit-and-run accident in San Pedro involving their 19-year-old son. Breeze, LAT
OC hospital's Skid Row patient dump
City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is investigating reports that College Hospital in Costa Mesa drove a schizophrenic, bipolar man 40 miles to L.A.'s Skid Row and dropped him at the Union Rescue Mission. Evan George has a story in the Daily Journal, not online.
Talker of the day
Nearly 50 of Long Beach's 150-pound, cast-iron manhole covers have been stolen in the last eight months, including 17 taken in the last week. LAT
Long Beach Gay Pride Parade media angle
Kurt Knutsson, "The Cyber Guy" on KTLA Channel 5, will be grand marshal of the May 18 parade. P-T
How about a smaller, better Silver Lake
Journalist Sara Catania proposes turning the lake into a park that would be "a model of urban sustainability." LAT Op-Ed
The Huffington Post won the Webby award for best political blog. Full list.
Laura Brodian back on L.A. air
The former classical music host at KMZT and KUSC joins KCSN (88.5 FM) as mid-day classical music host.
Harlan Hahn, USC authority on disability was 68
The former professor of political science specialized in American and urban politics had a joint appointment as a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science until he left USC last year after 35 years. Hahn used a wheelchair most of his life and was an activist on disability rights. Hahn died April 23 in his Santa Monica home. USC News