Black tar heroin from Mexico, journalist murders in Mexico and the Board of Supervisors plans a vote on the Grand Avenue project. Plus more, after the jump.
- The L.A. Times carries the second part in a series by Sam Quinones on Mexican black tar heroin in the U.S. LAT
- The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on an agreement to lease back public land to the developer of the $3 billion Grand Avenue project. DN
- The city budget deficit grows by about $350,000 every day, CAO Miguel Santana says in an interview with the Downtown News.
- From 2004 through 2009, 26 print journalists were murdered in Mexico and five others have disappeared. Last month, two more Mexican journalists were killed. LAT Op-Ed
- Rick Orlov received an agency PR pitch for a feature story on Lu Parker that mentioned her having been a Miss USA, her animal rights activism, her work as a KTLA television reporter, actress and author, "and, oh by the way, how she has convinced her boyfriend-mayor to have meatless Mondays." DN
- Two workers at the VA golf course near Brentwood pleaded guilty to embezzling as much as $180,000 in greens fees over the years. LAT
- A scale replica of the legendary Ferus Gallery has been built at Bergamot Station to mark the 50th anniversary of artist Billy Al Bengston's show at the gallery.
- LA Urban League president & CEO Blair Taylor will discuss a new State of Black LA repor and the league recent cultural mission to China at 9 a.m. on the KTLA Morning Show."
- The Foothill Cities blog officially shut down after a period of intermittent posting. David Allen