- Jeremy Bernard, the newly appointed White House social secretary, is a former Democratic fundraiser in Los Angeles and leading advocate on gay and lesbian issues here. "He served on advisory committees for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office, the Los Angeles Police Department and the mayor's office," says the L.A. Times.
- Darryl Morden, a music journalist whose work appeared on radio, TV and the internet and in print for the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and other publications, died Friday of cancer. He was 52. His blog | Facebook page
- Introducing a conversation with Cardinal Roger Mahony, who retires Sunday, Times columnist Tim Rutten says "when the social and political history of Los Angeles in the late 20th century comes to be written, it's likely that two men will stand out as fundamentally transformative leaders. One will be Tom Bradley, the five-term mayor who changed the city's politics and realigned its economic course; the other will be Cardinal Roger Mahony."
- CBS 2/KCAL 9 VP and news director Scott Diener tweets about stories at the station.
- Jeremy Balan, a former prep sports correspondent for the Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune, is getting props in the Bay Area for creating SanFranPreps.com
- Friends of the late KNX anchor Jack Popejoy have scheduled a life celebration for Sunday, March 13, at 1 pm in Deaton Auditorium in the LAPD Administration Building.
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