Friday desk clearing

  • The Michael Jackson memorial cost the city $3.2 million in staff costs and overtime, and generated $4 million in increase economic activity, the city's chief legislative analyst said. DN
  • A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has again rebuked District Judge Manuel L. Real for his handling of $33.8 million entrusted to him for victims of late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos. LAT
  • Mayor Villaraigosa appointed Angela Reddock to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners, plus Martin Lee to the Affordable Housing Commission and Hogan Lee to the Quality and Productivity Commission.
  • Funeral services for Doug Ring are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hillside Memorial Park. DN
  • A bicyclists' review of the Gold Line extension that opens Sunday: mixed. Streetsblog
  • Talks are afoot to let politically connected player and campaign contributor Andy Camacho back into the El Pueblo picture as operator of the Pico-Garnier Block. Downtown News
  • The Metrolink board deferred action on a fare increase.
  • Edward Wyatt looks at words that increasingly get said on TV these days, led by douche, bitch and sucks. NYT
  • Tenants are circulating an online petition urging the NBA to discipline Clippers owner Donald Sterling for the racial discrimination at his L.A. apartments. Deadspin
  • SPORT: Iooss & Leifer, an exhibit that spans the careers of sports photographers Walter Iooss and Neil Leifer, opens at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City.
  • CaribPress caught up with Galaxy goalie Donovan Ricketts after a practice. LA Beez
  • Rip Rense has produced an album of live performances at McCabe's by The Persuasions. Info
  • Storyopolis in Studio City celebrates fourteen years in business. Jacket Copy

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