Opening day at Dodger Stadium, 'tragedy" at the community colleges, no Plan B for Jerry Brown, KCET staffers forced to sign NDAs, Chapman University gets into the film business and Alycia Lane tweets against naked women.
Baseball’s Opening Day might be the Christmas of this American myth of renewal, writes Joe Mathews. Zocalo
The L.A. Times is portraying the collapse of budget talks as a lost opportunity for state Republicans to gain influence. LAT
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Entertainment Weekly that after battling deficits, natural disasters, and partisanship in two terms as the head of the Golden State, he is ready to take on a new challenge -- in the cartoon world -- as an action hero called, "The Governator." SF Chronicle
There was a packed room at the Convention Center as written comments were accepted on AEG's NFL stadium plan. City Maven
In praise of more bright lights in Downtown. Brigham Yen.com
It didn't make his story in the paper or online, but Times reporter Scott Collins tweeted yesterday that "KCET-TV made staffers sign non-disclosure agreements before attending today's staff meeting announcing sale of lot to Scientology church." Also: "KCET's recent pledge drives have taken in less money than they cost to produce, according to 2 people familiar." Twitter
In a high-stakes bid to raise its academic profile and help its alumni launch careers in filmmaking, Chapman University is creating a for-profit film production company that will make, own and distribute five to 10 feature films a year, college officials announced. LAT
KNBC anchor Alycia Lane tweets after a trip to the gym: "I'm throwing a flag! #Unnecessary nakedness!!!! why do women insist upon walking around locker rooms buck naked?!?! Don't need to see that!....trust me, not all naked is good naked. Someone stick a fork in my eye...please!!" Twitter
Leo Braudy, author of "The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon," guests on "Patt Morrison" on KPCC at 1:40 p.m.
The L.A. Press Club extended its deadline for entries to the Southern California Journalism Awards until April 7 at 5 p.m.
Former Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo and his assistant conducted an elaborate plan to conceal benefits and bypass state law by hiding their true pensions, a new grand jury indictment says. LAT
How UCLA medical center CEO David Feinberg got a raise to $1.3 million during a recession. LA Weekly