Day after on Krekorian over Essel, Garcetti admits interest in mayor or Senate, Judge Real off the Alex Sanchez case, and the battling McCourts agree on something finally. More after the jump.
- Post-election analysis begins on Paul Krekorian going to the City Council, with the obvious questions whether profligate spending by unions and ugly campaigning by Chris Essel backfired. Ron Kaye, LAist, Friendly Fire, Walter Moore
- City Council president Eric Garcetti, addressing his political future after term limits in Neon Tommy:
I have two or three pathways. One would be to look at mayor in 2013. I term out then, and the mayor terms out then. Another would be to serve at a national level in the administration, or in the human rights world, something non-profit. Pursue my music, which is something I hope to do professionally again. The third would be looking at Congress, or a way to get to the US senate.
- U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real has been taken off the case of alleged gang helper Alex Sanchez. Witness LA, The Nation
- Mayor Villaraigosa had an Op-Ed piece in the Sacramento Bee urging changes in the state education code to allow California to compete for federal Race to the Top funds. Bee
- The Los Angeles Unified school board approved a budget plan that calls for the elimination of more than 5,000 district positions over the next two years. DN
- Carly Fiorina would be among the wealthiest members of Congress if elected to the U.S. Senate next year. San Jose Mercury
- City ethics investigators recommended that civil charges be brought against six current and former officials at Los Angeles World Airports who allegedly accepted thousands of dollars worth of discounted trips to China and New England from an association that represents dozens of international airlines that use LAX. LAT, Daily Breeze
- Frank and Jamie McCourt have "amicably resolved" the issue of spousal support for her without a hearing, according to a court filing. LAT
- Time Warner, which takes full control of TMZ today, hopes to wring more revenue out of the celebrity news outlet. LAT
- Movie critics and film reporters are getting paid $100 a pop to give feedback on niche and arthouse movies. The Wrap
- US Weekly film critic Thelma Adams has sold her first novel "Playdate," called "a suburban dramedy that follows the increasingly inappropriate entanglements of two families over four days as Santa Ana winds blow a brush fire toward the California coast," to St. Martin's. Publishers Lunch
- Nice food section story on Evan Kleiman, host of "Good Food" on KCRW and the owner of Angeli Caffe. LAT
- Carl Kozlowski, arts editor of Pasadena Weekly, also co-hosts “Grand Theft Audio: the Jake, Brant & Carl Show,” a weekly Internet radio show 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays at LATalkRadio.