Jerry Brown gets set to take the oath, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Diane Watson look back on their time in politics, Laura Chick leaves Los Angeles behind — and another scheduled release for Lindsay Lohan.
Arnold Schwarzenegger looked back on his seven years in an interview with Evan Halper of the Times. LAT
Rep. Diane Watson looks back on 35 years in politics. LAT
Former City Controller Laura Chick has sold her L.A. home and is moving to the Bay Area to be closer to her daughter. Plus: Looking ahead to this election year. Orlov/DN
The race in the 14th Council District between Jose Huizar and challenger Rudy Martinez "will be brutal, sort of like when Clubber Lang and the Italian Stallion whale on each other in Rocky III." Downtown News
The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council says all candidates for the open 12th district City Council seat will be at the board meeting on Wednesday night.
The LAFD imposed new cuts in fire staffing starting Sunday, part of its effort to slash expenses in a bad budget year. LAT
Captain Jaime Moore is the new LAFD Public Information Officer, replacing Capt. Stephen J. Ruda. LAFD
Activist Ron Kaye singled out City Council member Dennis Zine as the leading "symbol of the daily corruption of the city's political processes and its policies."
More talk of moving the Oscars up on the calendar, all the way to January. NYT
Actress Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to be released from the Betty Ford rehab center in Palm Springs sometime today. AP
NBC correspondent Josh Mankiewicz made GOP consultant Roger Stone's best dressed list for 2010 — and Democrat Willie Brown got Stone's lifetime achievement award.
Doug Harvey, the arts writer dropped last month by the LA Weekly, announced that he will begin writing for The Nation.
Jim Svejda of KUSC is "the Dr. Demento of classical music," says Los Angeles Magazine.