Spending welfare money out of state, more politics of LAFD assistants, redevelopment scams, USC gets to keep its trademark and more.
- More than $69 million in California welfare benefits has been spent or withdrawn on state-issued cards in Las Vegas, Hawaii and elsewhere, including on cruise ships sailing from Miami. LAT
- Rick Orlov's Tipoffs: Mayor vs. the staff assistants to LAFD commanders, Trutanich wants a foundation, higher frees to get your car out of impound. DN
Plus: What is a staff assistant? LAFD video
- In its latest look at redevelopment failures, the Times found that 120 cities that spent a combined $700 million in housing funds from 2000 to 2008 did not construct a single new unit. LAT
- The Supreme Court today let a stand a ruling that the University of Southern California owns the SC trademark, not the University of South Carolina. LAT
- Trying to answer the puzzler: what happened to the Downtown Art Walk? Downtown News
- Local film, TV and commercial production is up, and now Film L.A. is preparing a countywide ad campaign to remind local residents what the entertainment industry means to the region. DN
- The State Water Resources Control Board proposes to give the DWP and other electric utilities the opportunity to delay the agency's deadlines for upgrading natural gas-burning plants that use seawater to cool their boilers. LAT
- A fundraiser for the Downtown streetcar project along Broadway raised $200,000. Downtown News
- Plans for a Costco and a gas station have dashed hopes for more in Warner Center and led to some trouble for Councilman Dennis Zine. LAT
- Ed Rosenthal, the Downtown real estate broker found last week, is expected to discuss his experience being lost in Joshua Tree National Park at a press conference on Tuesday.
- Sitting down with Daniel M. Finley, new president of the Autry National Center. LAT
- A procession of classic police vehicles will honor the late Art Gilmore, leaving at 11:30 a.m. from the fire department museum at 1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd. and heading to actor Broderick Crawford's star on the Walk of Fame star at 6901 Hollywood Blvd. L.A. Now