Jerry Brown's arrival, Arnold's exit, a new communications director in City Hall and a bunch of other politics and media notes.
Dan Walters: Jerry Brown hits right tone in inaugural speech Bee
In one of his final acts as governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Kari Miner, a politically connected interior designer and wife of a long-time aide, to a six-figure post on the state's Public Employment Relations Board. California Watch
Lou Cannon: Schwarzenegger stands a good chance of being judged more happily by history than by his contemporaries. For in addition to the fiscal mess that he inherited and failed to fix, Schwarzenegger leaves behind a legacy of pending political and environmental reforms that could have far-reaching consequences. Politics Daily
City Councilwoman Janice Hahn already had a new chief of staff in Doane Liu and now a new director of communications. Dave Jacobson most recently worked as Special Operations Director for the SEIU CA State Council. Prior to SEIU, he had been campaign manager for Jack Weiss for Los Angeles City Attorney and a field operative for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Nominations are out for the 2011 Producers Guild Awards. IndieWire
The Bay Guardian has accepted a settlement with Village Voice Media's SF Weekly over the money owed for the Weekly's cheating on business practices, but no details were released. Romenesko
Alex Cohen is sitting in for host Madeleine Brand this week in the 9 a.m. hour on KPCC.
At 2:30 p.m. on "UnFictional," KCRW’s new independent producer project, journalist Margy Rochlin tells the story of one interview she's never forgotten. In 1980 as a young reporter, she went to the Tropicana Motel with her tape recorder to interview the British female punk band The Slits.
Blogger Patterico explains why he has been missing from his site lately and didn't post his annual year-end review of the L.A. Times. Patterico
A crew of street and graffiti artists, together with a handful of war veterans, gathered Monday night in the dark, empty parking lot of MOCA's Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo to stage a guerrilla protest performance against the museum's director, Jeffrey Deitch. LAT
The doors have closed at Old Bank District pioneer Banquette Cafe, where owner Monica May today posted a note thanking friends in the Downtown community for their support. Blogdowntown
Architectural designs for The Broad Art Foundation’s new contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue will be unveiled Thursday at 11 a.m. at Disney Hall.
Alejandro Mayoraks, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will speak at a Los Angeles Magazine invitation-only breakfast on Jan. 14