Election day, Brown's budget, those FlyAway buses to LAX run up a huge deficit and a bunch of media and politics notes.
Today is election day for a few limited races in the L.A. area, including runoffs for one school board seat and a college board seat, and the first cut in the 36th congressional district to begin picking a successor to ex-Rep. Jane Harman.
There's a projected $6.6 billion in state revenue beyond expectations, but still a huge budget deficit that Gov. Jerry Brown says requires deep cuts and tax extensions. LAT
A bill in the state Senate would restrict political candidates from adorning the Chinese names they put on the ballot. LAT
With the City Council scheduled to vote Wednesday on Los Angeles' $6.9 billion budget plan, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Fire Department are pushing hard for passage of a controversial deployment plan that could save an estimated $54 million. DN
The FlyAway shuttle service that serves LAX is expected to run a $4.6 million deficit by the end of June, but officials said Monday they still plan to launch two more routes on the city-owned system. Westwood, though, has an average of only seven passengers per bus and will likely be discontinued this year. Daily Breeze
No advance copies of “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN” were sent out, so those allowed to read it before the May 24 release — among them magazine editors vying to buy an excerpt — had to sign confidentiality agreements and read it in Little, Brown’s office. NYT
Ed Humes talks about his new book, "Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart’s Green Revolution," at 11:30 a.m. on "Airtalk with Larry Mantle" on KPCC.
Inglewood police are investigating the drive-by shooting of hip-hop artist Montae "M-Bone" Talbert, 22, shot twice in the head Sunday night when he stopped at a liquor store after leaving a recording studio in the 400 block of North La Brea Avenue. LAT
After 45 years, Jerry Lewis will step down as host of his annual Labor Day telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. NYT
Gay LAPD Sgt. Ronald Crump is suing the city claiming that his boss in the Media Relations unit, Lt. John Romero, created a hostile work environment for gay and lesbian officers. His civil suit claims that Romero said, among other things, that “I was a religion major at Liberty University – Jerry Falwell would roll over in his grave if he knew I hired you." LGBT/POV
Edward L. Rada, president of the Music Center Foundation, has been named the new Managing Director of Center Theatre Group. He was formerly chief financial officer of the group.
Manhattan Beach police officer Mark Vasquez died at age 36 after a public battle with cancer. Breeze
Funeral services are today for Joe M. Sanchez, the longtime community activist, businessman and Los Angeles Fire Department commissioner. DN wires
A Noise Within, the classical repertory theater company, stages its final Glendale performances June 3-5 before moving to its new home in Pasadena. Website