It's Columbus Day, which means most people work and go to school, but banks, post offices, courts, libraries and federal, state, county and city offices are closed. Trash pickup in Los Angeles is unaffected. Short buzz after the jump.
- Gov. Schwarzenegger backed off his mass veto threat and signed hundreds of bills before the midnight deadline. LAT, Bee, SF Chronicle
- Mayor Villaraigosa is keeping up the pressure on the City Council to not back off his police hiring goal. LAT, DN
- Bad news about the city budget for neighborhood council activists at the weekend gathering. Orlov/DN
- Former mayor Richard Riordan gives the LAUSD some advice for implementing the Public School Choice Resolution, approved by the Board of Education in August. LAT Op-Ed
- A vandalized mural of Mayor Villaraigosa in east Hollywood is getting a makeover. LA Daily
- Amy Cooper, deputy chief of staff to LAUSD board president Monica Garcia, was to marry Samuel Baum, creator and an executive producer of the Fox television series “Lie to Me," over the weekend in Ojai. NYT
- Vanessa Bradford Kerry, daughter of Sen. John Kerry, married Brian Vala Nahed, a fellow resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a graduate of UCLA. Dr. Nahed's father is chief of staff at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills. NYT