Afternoon shorts

  • NBC will announce that Jay Leno is getting a 10 p.m. slot when his "Tonight Show" run ends. NYT
  • Political writer Joe Mathews offers five steps to victory over Proposition 8. Fox & Hounds
  • No ruling until next year on a Federal Maritime Commission request to block parts of the clean-trucks program at Southern California’s ports. National Law Journal
  • Dana Gioia steps down in January as chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts. Crosscut
  • Former governor Gray Davis is raising money for Jerry Brown in 2010. Capitol Alert
  • The Suzanne Goin-Caroline Styne eatery going into the former Hamburger Hamlet on San Vicente will be called Tavern in Brentwood. Eater LA
  • Meet Page Six's most frequently wrong Hollywood source. Defamer
  • KFI and its talking heads are part of the wall of sound that's been obscuring the real America, says Erin Aubry Kaplan. KCET blog
  • The lawyer who is after Don Charney has his critics. LABJ via The Eastsider LA
  • UCLA students agreed to re-route the thrice yearly finals week Undie Run to stay away from the fountain outside Royce Hall. Daily Bruin
  • Former editor Rachel Sklar drops in on the Huffington Post on her 36th birthday. Huff Post
  • In praise of Angeli, the Melrose Avenue survivor and the reason L.A. has Mozza today. Eat LA

Also: Tonight's "Which Way, L.A.?" on KCRW looks at Supt. David Brewer's pending departure from the Los Angeles school system and Tribune's bankruptcy filing.

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