On election day the Times finally covers the community college races, more LAX concession bids tossed out, questions about the AEG stadium and designs for an Expo line station in Westwood. Plus more.
It's election day in Los Angeles and some of the other cities. Polls in L.A. close at 8 p.m.; most parking restrictions don't apply today near polls in the city.
Today the L.A. Times does a story on the community college board election races — and it's a three byliner. LAT
City redevelopment agencies improperly shortchanged schools by more than $40 million last year while allocating millions of dollars in public money for such things as a luxury golf course and a lobbyist, state Controller John Chiang said in a report released Monday. LAT, Bee, Register
Bids for the retail concession contracts at LAX were thrown out again due to a conflict on the part of a city lawyer with ties to Rick Caruso's company. Daily Breeze
D.J. Waldie has a question about the NFL stadium plan from AEG: "Los Angeles will have to pay off the last $445 million in existing Convention Center bonds at about $48 million a year for another 10 years. And Los Angeles will have to pay off at least $350 million in new Convention Center bonds at about $29 million a year for 30 years. And someone - the city probably - will need to raise $117 million for new parking structures at a cost of $9 million a year for 30 years. Setting aside the cost to the city of infrastructure improvements and not counting any revenue losses at the Convention Center for up to three years, someone will have come up with $86 million a year for the first ten years to make the stadium deal work.Or am I wrong? KCET
The Kamala Harris-Steve Cooley race for attorney general "illustrates just how close a modern election must be before a campaign demands a statewide recount, even though the law seemingly provides an opportunity to stall the results indefinitely while ballots are re-examined." California Watch
Rick Caruso is set to break ground today on a $60-million luxury apartment and retail development at Burton Way and La Cienega, the site of the old Fish Shanty restaurant. LAT
Some possible designs for the Westwood station on the Expo Line. Streetsblog
As of today it's illegal to smoke in outdoor dining areas in Los Angeles. The ordinance prohibits smoking within 10 feet of outdoor dining areas and food courts and within 40 feet of food carts and mobile food trucks. L.A. Now
Charlie Sheen wants to hire an intern. AP