Afternoon news and notes

  • LA Weekly has filled its web editor position: Keith Plocek, former social media manager for Village Voice Media.
  • AEG wants the environmental review for its proposed NFL stadium in Downtown to focus on walkability and transit connections. "We know that people are not all going to park on-site. We don't intend them to—there aren't the spaces," says AEG's lawyer. Blogdowntown
  • Casey Wasserman Q&A: why I want an NFL team in Los Angeles. Hollywood Reporter
  • 2010 Census data for California is due to be released to the public Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m., including summaries of population totals and data on race and voting age. Capitol Alert
  • Controller Wendy Greuel was the first to file to begin fundraising for the 2013 race for mayor, "as expected," says Rick Orlov. Sausage Factory
  • Visiting Montreal train enthusiast tours the Expo Line route between Culver City and USC, on video. Curbed LA
  • A little backstory on the top hat in LACMA's Fashioning Fashion exhibit on European clothing of the 1700s and 1800s. Unframed
  • Ugliest intersection in Los Angeles? Not even close, but it gives people something to talk about. Talkback LA

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