Supreme Court blocks YouTube coverage of Prop. 8 trial, Carmen Trutanich as DA candidate, new CEO at Rose & Kindel, the Times fumbles away another subscriber — and more.
- A federal court trial on the validity of Proposition 8 begins today in San Francisco, but the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked video coverage streamed on YouTube. LAT, SF Chronicle, LGBT POV
Plus: Variety's Ted Johnson will be covering for his Wilshire & Washington blog.
- City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is considered likely to run for DA if Steve Cooley moves to Sacramento, Rick Orlov says. He adds that new councilman Paul Krekorian would be expected to run for city attorneyCity Attorney Carmen Trutanich is considered likely to run for DA if Steve Cooley moves to Sacramento, Rick Orlov says. He adds that new councilman Paul Krekorian would be expected to run for city attorney should a vacancy occur, and names Council president Eric Garcetti, Controller Wendy Greuel and councilmember Jan Perry as potential mayoral candidates. DN/Tipoffs
- John Eastman, dean of the Chapman University College of Law, is looking at a Republican run for AG this year. LegalNewsline
- California Watch is asking for readers' help in finding out what happened to the more than 400 convicts that state AG Jerry Brown pardoned while governor from 1975 to 1983. Story
Also: The Jerry Brown necktie. John Rabe
- "Los Angeles, the municipality, is poorly managed," says an L.A. Times editorial today. "We need a road map for the future for land use, for spending, for the city's workforce and for finances." LAT editorial
- Austin Beutner, who retired as founder of the boutique private equity firm Evercore Partners after a bicycle accident, will receive $1 salary to serve as deputy mayor of economic development with oversight of the Port of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power and the airports. LAT
- Los Angeles County officials are expecting a "serious" budget shortfall in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and have ordered departments to plan for cuts of up to 9 percent. DN
- Sacramento is mired in "arguably the worst budget mess ever," columnist George Skelton says. LAT
- Fred Muir, formerly the Southern California Chairman of Burson-Marsteller, is moving to Rose & Kindel as CEO of the firm's Los Angeles operations and head in L.A. for the firm's parent company Grayling. Muir is a former Los Angeles Times reporter and worked at Fleishman-Hillard. Via release.
- The U.S. Department of Justice has found significant flaws in the way Inglewood police oversee use-of-force incidents and investigate complaints against officers and has proposed a host of reforms to help ease fear and distrust among city residents. LAT
- Will the new 'L.A. Gang Tours' bring awareness and change, or just be a voyeuristic trip through the 'hood? The Tidings
- Councilman Paul Krekorian is supporting Glendale School Board member Nayiri Nahabedian to succeed him the state Assembly. DN
- Downtown News editor Jon Regardie couldn't clear up a subscription snafu with the L.A. Times so now he gets it online. "It came down to something that didn’t seem like a good deal for the cash, and poor customer service. Plus, I realized I can get everything I need from the Times for free by going online." DT News
- The murder trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle is now L.A.'s problem. Police Issues
- Former KNX reporter Mike Pulsipher was found dead in his home in San Francisco Friday. He was 61 years old. KCBS