- California Supreme Court chief justice Ronald George gives a two-hour interview to the LAT's Maura Dolan and talks about the court's milestone same-sex marriage ruling: "I think there are times when doing the right thing means not playing it safe." LAT
- Staffers at KTLA expect news director Rich Goldner to be named ND at KSWB in San Diego and for the Channel 5 slot here to be filled on an interim basis by Steve Charlier, vice president of news at Local TV LLC. The Sacramento Bee in 2005 called him controversial for an "aggressive management style that included jumping on desks, browbeating staffers and, once, spray painting 'Interrupt the news for news' on the newsroom wall."
- Assembly candidate Bob Blumenfield has received $120,000 worth of so-called independent expenditures from his father in the Valley open-seat race against fellow Democrat Stuart Waldman. LAT
- Non-partisan voters in Los Angeles County have been given the wrong ballots — again. Daily News
- Within hours of Sen. Edward Kennedy being hospitalized in Massachusetts, Mayor Villaraigosa put out a statement: "...a hero and a fighter for generations of working Americans in every part of our country."
- Obligatory roundups of the lesser-knowns in the race for county Supervisor between Mark Ridley-Thomas and Bernard Parks, and the challengers to DA Steve Cooley.
- Home Depot vs. Do It Centers on the ballot on Thousand Oaks, cloaked as something else. Sunday Opinion
- In news of the AM shouters, Michael Savage gets a new outlet in Los Angeles on Monday replacing Neal Boortz on KGIL 1260 from 7 to 9 am. And Al Rantel will return to KABC on May 27 after being off for treatment of lymphoma. LAT
- Ching-Ching Ni, an LAT correspondent in Beijing, was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She'll study "the intersection among religion, politics and immigration, with a focus on the changing spiritual landscape of America." Romenesko
- Former L.A. Times reporter Jeff Leeds and longtime tech reporter Katie Hafner were among the staffers laid off by the New York Times (which I believe is required to use seniority to make cuts.) Sharon Waxman
- Robyn Norwood, who left the L.A. Times sports staff in the recent buyout, shows up in the New York Times with a story on the L.A. Sparks and new star Candace Parker. NYT
- Phil Fradkin's book on Wallace Stegner gets reviewed in today's NYT, as does the paperback of John Shannon's The Dark Streets.
- LAO contributor book reviews: Denise Hamilton of "The Battle of the Labyrinth" by Rick Riordan, Veronique de Turenne of "So Brave, Young, and Handsome" by Leif Enger.
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