Manuel Jamines killing, date of Jane Harman election, more politics and media notes and sizing up the radiation threat to California.
The New York Times has obtained a supply of potassium iodide, a preventative against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland, for its bureau in Japan. James Rainey/LAT
The Board of Police Commissioners is scheduled to announce its ruling on whether an officer was justified in killing Manuel Jamines, a Guatemalan day laborer shot last September at 6th Street and Union Avenue. LAT
Confusion reigned in the Capitol Monday over whether Gov. Jerry Brown's overtures to five Republican senators to support his budget plan had utterly failed, or whether suspension of their talks is merely a temporary setback. Dan Walters/Bee
At this weekend's Republican Party state convention, one group is threatening to label anyone who supports the governor's budget plan a traitor. SF Chronicle
Rep. Loretta Sanchez will see her Orange County congressional district expand – and likely dilute Democrats’ considerable advantage there – in the upcoming redistricting. Register
May 17 is the date of the special election to fill Rep. Jane Harman's seat in the 36th congressional district, followed by a JUly 12 runoff if needed between the top two vote-getters, LAT
It is to Mayor Villaraigosa's credit that his office took on the hard case of 21 low-performing schools, says Jim Newton. LAT op-ed
Tribune co-President Eddy Hartenstein testified in court that the bankruptcy proceedings have made it harder for the company to keep with industry changes, and said if noteholders win permission to reorganize the bankrupt publisher, they will “scare away” potential business partners. Bloomberg News
If KCRW loses government support and can’t raise the money elsewhere, general manager Jennifer Ferro says it would likely have to cut its most costly operations—local news and information gathering. "A couple of producers hired in November to create more local news stories would have to go, she said, as might some staffers who help create talk shows like 'To the Point' and 'Which Way, L.A.?'" Gary Scott
KABC/7 has embraced the on-air moves of meterologist Dallas Raines. Franklin Avenue
KCET is adding additional newscasts from NHK World: NHK NEWSLINE will air Sunday from 11:00 PM till midnight, and Monday morning from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM. KCET
Patrick Hipes, assistant managing editor of the Hollywood Reporter, is moving over to be managing editor for Deadline Hollywood. Fishbowl LA
Robert Scheer of Truthdig and KCRW, and Bill Lasarow of Artscene, debate the Huffington Post at 10:30 with Larry Mantle on KPCC's "AirTalk."
Natasha Vargas-Cooper is filing from Wisconsin for Slake's website.
Pam Kehaly, President and General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross - California will address Town Hall Los Angeles on “Health Care Then, Now, and Tomorrow” at 12:30 p.m., Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.
The Dodgers and NBC LA hold a "drive-through" relief event at Dodger Stadium to help raise money for the American Red Cross Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., parking lot 1. DN
AEG will soon announce a new hotel project for property it controls north of L.A. Live. Blogdowntown