Olbermann's Current TV gig, Jane Harman's seat, woman who regained her family's Klimt paintings dies, and more inside.
Keith Olbermann will get a show on Current TV later this year and serve as the company's Chief News Officer, with an equity stake in Current Media. Current TV
Maria Altmann, the Cheviot Hills woman who pursued and eventually won the return of her family's Gustav Klimt paintings that were taken during the Nazi era in Austria, died at age 94. LAT, LA Observed
Councilwoman Janice Hahn was ready to go as a candidate for Congress as soon as Rep. Jane Harman said she would step down. If Secretary of State Debra Bowen runs and wins, it would set off a chain of events in Sacramento. LA Weekly, LAT, Capitol Weekly, Daily Breeze, City Maven
Jim Newton visits with voters in CD 14 who have a list of complaints and don't feel they have seen much of incumbent Councilman Jose Huizar. LAT op-ed
Jill Stewart calls fired Huizar aide Michael Trujillo "an unusually nasty negative researcher" and ties him to Mayor Villaraigosa. LA Weekly
Lawyers for six current and former Bell leaders said their clients would not accept plea deals that would have sent them to prison for two years and forced them to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly looted from the city treasury. LAT
Rough estimate of Arianna Huffington's personal cut of the AOL deal: $100 million, virtually all of it in cash, according to Wall Street analyst Laura Martin. WashPost
New TV Guide correspondent Michael Schneider enjoys flipping through old copies of the magazine in his new office. Franklin Avenue
A civilian monitor for the ACLU said she was visiting the Twin Towers jail on Jan. 24, when she saw two sheriff's deputies punch and use a Taser on an inmate who lay unconscious. LAT
The Watts Towers are threatened by budget cuts and struggling to draw crowds to the neighborhood "that is far off the tourist track." NYT
Regharding L.A.'s alleged rudeness, Amy Alkon writes "A minute or two of generosity of spirit is probably all it takes to leave people with a lasting good impression of Los Angeles." LAT op-ed
Former president George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at the March 25 gala dinner of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, at the Westin Bonaventure.