Boxer and Fiorina meet on TV tonight, Frank McCourt on the stand, coverage of Sacramento's end of session and much more.
- Sen. Barbara Boxer and challenger Carly Fiorina meet for their only scheduled TV debate at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's College in Moraga. It airs here on Fox 11. Pilar Marrero of LA Opinion will be one of the media questioners.
- Coverage of the Legislature's session ending in name calling and finger pointing. Rough & Tumble, LAT, KTLA video
- Coverage of the McCourt divorce trial and Frank McCourt's testimony. Dodger Divorce, LAT, LA Weekly, plus Steve Lopez shows up and T.J. Simers has a take.
- Conan O'Brien's new show is to be called, strangely, "Conan." Vulture
- Media critic Jack Shafer contends that "nobody but a schoolteacher or a union acolyte could criticize the Los Angeles Times' terrific package of stories—complete with searchable database—about teacher performance in the Los Angeles Unified School District." Slate
Plus: Teachers comment on the Times' site about their own evaluations. LAT
- Foothill division LAPD lieutenant Sunil Dutta submitted an Op-Ed to the Daily News on the history of British occupation of South Asia as the roots of trouble today in Afghanistan and Pakistan. DN
- Metro has launched a new iPhone app. iTunes Preview
- Tom Teicholz says the creation of a "Law & Order" series set in Los Angeles "signals a cultural watershed, a moment to consider what living here means and to question how our concepts of justice and ethics, crime and punishment, play out in a city whose geography has often been its destiny and whose police force and city prosecutor's office have their own specific histories and culture." Tommywood
- Cardiff-by-the-Sea's surfer statue is still causing consternation, especially among surfers. WSJ
- Food writer Lesley Balla announced she has left Tasting Table: "It's been a fun and incredibly informative year and a half, but it's time to move on." And a new blog: Chowballa.
- Christopher Hawthorne reviews architect Eric Owen Moss' Samitaur Tower, a 72-foot-high weathered-steel structure beside the Expo Line at National Boulevard and Hayden Avenue in Culver City: "a campanile — an unorthodox and modestly sized one, to be sure — for a new stage of urbanism in Southern California." LAT