Sheriff Baca urges support for Trutanich as DA, Vincent Bugliosi writes about God, the Los Angeles Review of Books debuts a website, and it's Pulitzer day for the newspaper types. Plus more.
The study finding that California children have seven times more flame-retardant chemicals in their blood than their foreign-born counterparts once again raises concern about an obscure state law. California Watch
It's Pulitzer day. The prizes will be announced starting at noon our time on the Pulitzer website and at Columbia University in New York. The LAT staff is hoping for a win on Bell coverage.
Rick Orlov's Tipoff: Mayor Villaraigosa comes to the Daily News and talks about his relations with labor. DN
Sheriff Lee Baca sent his supporters an email urging them to support City Attorney Carmen Trutanich for DA. City Maven
Editor Jon Regardie timelines the State of the City speech. Downtown News
Time.com relaunched its Swampland politics page. Swampland
How California Watch undertook its investigative study of seismic safety in the state's schools. CJR
Author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has now written a book about God from an agnostic point of view. LAT
The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism is accepting applications for Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life.
Jonathan Friedman strokes USC Annenberg. Market Watch
A piece on immortality research at UC Irvine by Louise Lao, a graduating senior in the campus' literary journalism program. Science 2.0
James Rainey of the L.A. Times is due to guest on "Patt Morrison" on KPCC at 2:20 p.m.
The new Los Angeles Review of Books unveiled a preview website with a roster opf prominent contributing editors, the first step in the launch of what the release calls "a major literary and cultural arts online magazine." LARB
Checking in on the expansion of the Tom Bradley international terminal at LAX. Daily Breeze
The weekend opening of LA Plaza de Artes y Cultura fills the need for a cultural center that tells the story of Latinos in Los Angeles. La Opinión editorial
An economic aftershock of the Great Recession has quietly crushed a half-billion dollar redevelopment project for Laurel and Valley plazas in North Hollywood, leaving an "intersection of broken promises." DN
The San Fernando Valley Council of Governments named Robert L. Scott as the group's executive director. Via release.
A man was shot and left in critical condition during a flash mob gathering at Venice Beach. LAT
Water is being released from Big Bear Lake for the first time in 15 years. LAT
Father Aloysius Ellacuria, a Basque Claretian Missionary priest who is buried at Mission San Gabriel, is being talked up for sainthood. SGV Tribune
Gary Leonard's 60th birthday celebration (and print sale) is this Friday. Downtown News