Afternoon news and notes

  • Coliseum general manager Patrick Lynch resigned ahead of a commission meeting to decide his fate.
  • Mayor Villaraigosa named Richard Moss of Brentwood to the DWP board.
  • Former City Controller Laura Chick, no big friend of the Hahns, endorsed Debra Bowen for the Jane Harman congressional seat.
  • The number of people who got sick after attending or working that party at the Plaboy Mansion has grown to 200.
  • KABC politics talk host John Phillips has been guest-blogging for Andrew Malcom's Republican blog on the L.A. Times website.
  • Raw YouTube video of protests today in Iran.
  • Investigation Discovery has temporarily yanked "James Ellroy's LA: City of Demons" off its schedule.
  • Kobe Bryant this weekend becomes the first athlete to put his hands and feet in concrete outside Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
  • Catching up to nice story by Bill Plaschke on his favorite free lunch spot: seats at Dodger Stadium when there is no game.
  • T.J. Simers suggests an on-stage conversation between him, Frank McCourt and Donald Sterling, ala the Scully-Wooden and Torre-Koufax events. But he does hint at the need for polygraph machines.

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