Villaraigosa doings, Feinstein on Trump, Capitol Weekly's top 100, Michael Kinsley, Moby — and are William and Kate coming to L.A.?
Prince William and Kate Middleton are coming to Los Angeles in July as part of their trip to Canada, one of the royal reporters said on ABC. (They all blend together, sorry.)
Villaraigosa's budget proposal to cut 18 fire companies and four ambulances is generating an outcry from some members of the City Council and leaders of the LAFD union. LAT
Villaraigosa has formed three legal defense funds to raise money to pay for his ethics fines. CityWatch
Capitol Weekly runs the second half of its Top 100 list, with Anne Gust Brown on top. CW
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said that Donald Trump's efforts to fuel questions about the president’s birthplace were “reaching the point of ridiculousness.” LAT
A 10-member independent review panel was appointed Wednesday to recommend an overhaul of ethics rules and construction oversight for the Los Angeles Community College District's troubled rebuilding program. LAT
Leaders of LAUSD's administrators and police unions tentatively agreed this week to taking 12 furlough days to help the district close a $408 million budget deficit and sources close to negotiations said Wednesday that more unions are expected to join them. DN
Michael Kinsley's "inability to hold a job—I mean, Kinsley's restlessness—speaks to no character flaw," writes Jack Shafer. "He does what every man and woman would do if it were in their power: He works at a place as long as he likes it....All publishers long to hire him, and most have." Slate
A federal judge has invalidated a state law that makes Boeing Co. responsible for decontaminating its portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory to standards that are stricter than national cleanup guidelines. DN
At home in his Hollywood Hills garden with Moby. NYT
Daniel A. Olivas lists five books he relied upon to write his new novel, "The Book of Want," and among them are "Los Angeles A to Z" and "Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles." Madam Mayo
David Figueroa-Ortega, Mexico's consul in San Jose, has been moved to Los Angeles to replace Acting Consul Juan Carlos Mendoza, who held the post since October. LAT
Saturday on "Off-Ramp," they pay tribute to the late Googie architect Eldon Davis and talk about new Dodgers monitor Tom Schieffer as the brother of longtime newsman Bob Schieffer. KPCC noon to 1 p.m.