Jay Leno returns, Jerry Brown and Sun Tzu, Ebert on Oprah, a local college president resigns and a media person drives and survives Laurel Canyon for the first time. Plus more, after the jump.
Yesterday: Afternoon notes
- Jay Leno returned to "The Tonight Show" a bit subdued, with help from Betty White and Lindsey Vonn. Arts Beat
- Reading Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" to understand Jerry Brown in advance of today's 11 a.m. announcement on the web. Calbuzz
- Republicans need California if they are to take control of the Senate, and they have Barbara Boxer in their sights. NYT
- Roger Ebert guests on "Oprah," and writer-blogger Will Leitch writes about his own years of regret for a hit piece he wrote on his mentor Ebert. Also, Ebert knocks tea party followers.
- The LAUSD board is expected to approve the sending of 4,700 layoff notices, which if enacted would virtually eliminate school nurses and librarians, increase all class sizes and boost counselor loads to 1,000 students each. DN
- The blogger at The Irony Supplement says that new recruits at the LAPD have seen their pay cut 10% and he wonders why no media are reporting on that. TIS
- Eleven neighborhood councils in the Valley are holding elections today. LAist
- Michael Sigman blogs about the importance of email and web access in creating community around Los Angeles. HuffPost
- Old Jews Telling Jokes.com returned for its third season online.
- Fr. Robert B. Lawton announced that he will resign as president of Loyola Marymount University at the end of the academic year, and he has gone on medical leave. Loyolan
- New Angeleno driver and LA Weekly film editor Karina Longworth tweets, "Drove through Laurel Canyon for the first time. Lived to tweet the tale."