A round-up of news, politics and media notes and other observations to get the week started.
Former congressman James Rogan, now an Orange County judge, has a book coming out May 3 on his moment in the national spotlight: "Catching Our Flag: Behind the Scenes of a Presidential Impeachment." Register
Four of the 16 Democratic candidates running in the May 17 special election for the open seat in California’s 36th Congressional District met in a debate on U.S.-Israel and Middle East policy organized by Democrats for Israel. Jewish Journal
The L.A. Times endorses Janice Hahn in the race. LAT editorial
Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoffs. DN
New LAUSD superintendent John Deasy has terminated the contracts of 19 district construction consultants over the last four weeks, the Daily News has learned. DN
John Mecklin resigned as editor of Miller-McCune and explained his reason in a letter. Romenesko
Tom Zeller, energy reporter at The New York Times, has been named Senior Reporter for Energy & Environment at the Huffington Post. The site also added Paul Raushenbush, Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton, as full-time Senior Editor of HuffPost Religion. Via release.
Twelve of the top talent bookers who keep New York's talk shows filled. THR
Marc Cooper misses online poker already. LAT Op-ed
Steve Lopez has a book of columns out — "Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun" — and it's reviewed in the Times by David Kipen. LAT
Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. project reaches Reyner Banham's classic, "Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies." LAT
Commissioner Bud Selig wanted an owner like Frank McCourt who would operate the Dodgers like a small market team, so he has only himself to blame for the current mess, argues Bob Keisser. Long Beach Press-Telegram
Mac people are younger, more urban and more liberal than the PC masses, but you knew that. Hunch Blog
Faith-inspired Easter theater at Vasquez Rocks. The Signal
Mumford & Sons and two other bands arrived in San Pedro on vintage rail cars. San Pedro News-Pilot
Richard C. "Dick" Dunn, leader of a Los Angeles commercial real estate dynasty, died at age 84. LAT
The Lakers lost to the Hornets — their playoff series is now tied 2-2 — anhd the Ducks were eliminated by Nashville from the NHL playoffs. The Kings play game 6 against the Sharks tonight at Staples Center.