Friday desk clearing

  • Thomas Saenz talks about the MALDEF job and being passed over by the Obama Administration. NPR's Tell Me More
  • Marc Haefele says the debate over paying for police services during the Michael Jackson memorial has defined Los Angeles down. Metblogs
  • Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. quietly stopped at a mosque near USC to meet with Muslim American youths. LAT
  • The LA Weekly checked and those alleged stats for misplaced laptops at LAX don't compute. LA Daily
  • KNBC4's News Conference Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with guests Bob Hertzberg, Joel Kotkin and Joe Mathews and host Conan Nolan.
  • Dodger Stadium project sure taking its time. Curbed LA
  • Christopher Cox, the former congressman and securities markets watchdog, will join law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP as a partner in Southern California. Legal Pad
  • Homeboy Industries recession woes continue, but with key help from the Wellness Foundation of California. KPCC, Witness LA
  • Here's the state of neighborhood council websites: mixed. Citywatch
  • Mayoral spokesman Matt Szabo's angry tweets and retweets under Villargosa's name get noticed. Metblogs
  • Opponents of Museum of Tolerance expansion filed suit to force the city of Los Angeles to reverse its approval of the project. L.A. Now
  • The mayor of Carson is getting heat for flying city flags at half staff in memory of Michael Jackson. South Bay Pipeline
  • Chris Hedges, Sharon Waxman and Marc Cooper debate the role of popular culture at a fundraiser for Truthdig hosted by editor Robert Scheer and publisher Zuade Kaufman. Marc Cooper

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