Janice Min's plans for THR, a Mickey Kaus radio spot, plus billboards, Charlie Beck, Bobby Shriver and a fun transit blog.
- Janice Min plans a dramatic makeover of the Hollywood Reporter, turning it from a weekday trade paper into a slick weekly magazine aimed at high-end readers. The Wrap, LAT, Patrick Goldstein
- A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the city's ban on new supergraphics and billboards, saying no First Amendment rights are violated and overturning a lower court ruling that struck down the law. LAT, DN
- LAPD chief Charlie Beck joined other police officials to denounce the Arizona immigrant law as misguided and bad for law enforcement. LAT, LA Daily, KPCC News
Plus: The Board of Supervisors considers an Arizona boycott vote. LAT
- The way the budget posturing sounds in Sacramento portends a long stalemate. Capitol Weekly
- Here's a Mickey Kaus for Senate radio spot. Audio
- The head of the Forest Service told a U.S. Senate panel that the agency is considering ending its ban on using federal firefighting aircraft after dark. LAT
- A Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by a group of self-proclaimed Tea Party activists who had tried to get themselves declared the rightfully elected leaders of the Los Angeles County Republican Party.
- Los Angeles County auditors substantiated 101 instances of fraud during the last six months of 2009, including Fire Department officials playing golf while listed on duty. LAT, DN
- Neighborhood council members play an active role in shaping the present and future of the Valley community, Councilman Paul Krekorian says. DN Op-Ed
- A filed against the county and Sheriff Lee Baca by the family of slain teenager Jamiel Shaw was dismissed by a judge. LAT, DN wires
- Charles Hobbs' blog More than Red Cars explores the "obscure, offbeat and half-forgotten transportation history of Southern California." Streetsblog
- Bobby Shriver begins taking his turn as mayor of Santa Monica. SM Daily Press