Roundups of the bill signings in Sacramento, a flash-flood watch and remembering the Staples Center issue of the LAT Magazine, plus much more after the jump. Also get today's Mark Lacter morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and follow Mark and Kevin on Twitter.
- With a rainstorm approaching, the National Weather Service issued flash-flood watches for mountain burn areas in Southern California.
- Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bunch of bills, including a day of recognition for Harvey Milk. LAT, NYT, Witness LA
- A Field Poll released Monday found that only 13 percent of the state's registered voters approve of the Legislature's performance, the lowest rating since the survey group started measuring opinions of that institution in 1983. Bee, SF Chronicle
Plus: Comic opera of Legislature and Schwarzenegger merits disdain. Dan Walters
- Actually, state offices weren't closed for Columbus Day, but a job action forced the closure of many DMV offices. AP
- In the second of two parts, reporter Evan George exposes how insurance companies use contracted doctors to deny expensive disability claims. L.A. Daily Journal, no link.
- Warren Olney hosted a good discussion on KCRW of hyper-local news in L.A. with Judy Muller; Leo Wolinsky, Frank Gruber and Julian Do. Which Way, L.A.?
- A 12.2-acre mixed-use development called “The Plaza at the Glen” is proposed for both sides of Tujunga Wash on the north side of Victory Boulevard west of Coldwater Canyon Avenue in the Valley. L.A. Creek Freak
- Remembering the infamous Staples Center issue of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, ten years after the scandal that brought down a publisher and editor. Franklin Avenue
- A roundup of the prevalance of Spanish-speaking officials in Los Angeles City Hall. "I tend to get more coverage on Telemundo, Azteca and Univision than I do on regular stations," says Councilwoman Jan Perry. Public CEO
- Four people living on the streets of Los Angeles for two years cost $187,288 in public services, according to a report released by United Way and USC to be discussed on KPCC's "Patt Morrison" at 1:20 p.m.
- A drunk driver was sentenced to 30 years to life for killing young Hollywood producers Samuel Robert Cassel and Rhiannon Meier. Faster Times
- Eight original segments of the Berlin Wall, recently acquired by The Wende Museum, will be installed in front of 5900 Wilshire Boulevard on Thursday between 8 a.m. and noon.
- Nicole A. Childers, former ABC News producer and executive producer of NPR’s "News and Notes," was named the founding Chief Content Officer for Radio Bilingue's new L.A. Public Media Service.
- The most-liked and least-liked Hollywood executives as compiled by Temp X at the blog Hollywood Temp Diaries.
- Writer and poet Barry Schwabsky is the new art critic of The Nation.