Status report on the mayor
Rick Orlov interviews the mayor on the start of his fourth year, talks to a few observers, and concludes "for the first two years, he seemed to do no wrong...These days the affair is over, the divorce is quietly moving ahead, and Villaraigosa, after nearly nine months of maintaining a relatively low profile, has steadily begun re-emerging into the public spotlight. And even if he no longer has the same rabid support that he enjoyed in 2005, he is once again energized with the prospect of what lies ahead, as he looks to his own re-election campaign." DN (plus Orlov column on fundraisers)
Also: Villaraigosa will be in studio with Patt Morrison on KPCC, 1 to 1:40 pm.
Richardson car lease most expensive in the House
Long Beach's financially challenged representative devotes $1,300 a month to a Lincoln Town Car. Gene Maddaus in the Breeze
Hollywood Jews for Obama
Variety's Ted Johnson reports on the effort by Obama's supporters to counter an email campaign that he is soft on Israel. Wilshire and Washington
Business still good for Terry Christensen
The litigator due to go on trial July 16 for federal conspiracy and wiretapping charges in connection with Anthony Pellicano is still a major player in legal circles here, says reporter Alexa Hyland. LA Business Journal
Borrowing an idea that has been popular at other newspapers, the Daily News website has an added an interactive feature that lets readers see a map of potholes on city streets and add their own. DN
Ronald Reagan Medical Center opens at UCLA
More three hundred patients were moved across the street Sunday into the new Pei-designed facility that faces onto Westwood Plaza. LAT, UCLA Newsroom
Farewell to James Melroy
Bob Keisser pens the column that puts into words the feelings of the Long Beach Press-Telegram's staff about the death of their colleague, who Keisser calls the first Eagle Scout to qualify from a wheelchair. P-T
New morning news editor at Times
Memos explain the job filled by Amanda Covarrubias and the departure of Siel's Emerald City blog.
Now we know about Doug Ring's heart
The real estate developer and spouse former City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski shows up in Sunday's New York Times about a debate over who should get CT heart scans. NYT
Gardena's Medrano to prison
Former Gardena City Councilman Oscar Medrano pleaded no contest to two child sex-abuse charges in a plea bargain and was sentenced to eight years in state prison. Breeze
Birthday for 'Out in Hollywood'
Greg Hernandez's Daily News blog about gays in Hollywood has been going for two years as of today. DN
Otis Chandler's grandson weds an editor
Otis Yeager Chandler, founder and chief executive of Goodreads.com, an online book club and social networking site in Santa Monica, this weekend married Elizabeth Khuri, assistant style editor for the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine. NYT
Downtown's 'first dog' put down
Hal Bastian's beloved golden retriever Buddy became a familiar sight in the Old Bank District when Bastian was leasing director for the Tom Gilmore lofts. Downtown News
Praise for Deanne's 'Mustang'
"Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West" by LA Observed contributor Deanne Stillman is "an impressively thorough, painstakingly researched investigation of the history of the horse in North America," writes Pam Houston in the lead review in the Times' Book Review on Sunday. LATBR