Villaraigosa heading to Israel
The mayor's third out-of-country trip is scheduled for June 11-18. City Hall types tagging along include Councilmen Jack Weiss and Dennis Zine, DWP CEO David Nahai and commissioner Nick Patsaouras, port general manager Geraldine Knatz and commissioner Doug Krause, and airports general manager Gina Marie Lindsey and commissioner Alan Rothenberg. Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is also on the list. LAT, DN
Hahn wants to be a judge
Former mayor Jim Hahn is hoping for an appointment to the Superior Court bench from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Zahniser/L.A. Now
Majority now supports same-sex marriage, Field Poll finds
The statewide poll found 51% endorsing gay marriage with 42% opposed, but the outcome depends on the age of the sample. Sacto Bee
Animal Services 'struggling'
The city's Department of Animal Services is losing millions of dollars in potential revenue because of lax dog-licensing, fine collection and financial procedures, according to an audit by City Controller Laura Chick. DN
Speaker Bass will take the oath again
In case your invitation to her Sacramento swearing-in got lost in the mail, there is a Los Angeles inaugural ceremony for Assembly Speaker Karen Bass scheduled for Trade Tech on the morning of June 6.
Rep. Laura Richardson wants her Sacramento house back
Trying to undo a foreclosure auction is unlikely to succeed. Breeze
Nevada to D.C. to L.A.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will talk about his autobiography, "The Good Fight: Hard Lessons From Searchlight to Washington," with actor Rob Reiner at UCLA's James Bridges Theater tonight at 7:30 pm. Writer's Bloc/Town Hall LA
Motorcycle 'stunters' who outrun the CHP
"Bummer. I hate it when we lose a chase because you know the guy's going (to go) on MySpace and brag he outran the cops," CHP Sgt. John Lago tells William M. Welch of the USA Today bureau here. "It's just going to encourage more knuckleheads." USA Today