Stadium snookerage, A.J. Duffy prepares to yield, Stelter to write a book, AP hiring, Zocalo announces a poetry prize and a petition for Vin Scully. Plus more.
In the debate over whether to build a downtown football stadium, Jim Newton writes, "there's a gnawing, vague and understandable public apprehension that the city may be getting snookered." LAT op-ed
Checking in on the 36th congressional district battleground between Janice Hahn and Craig Huey. LAT
A.J. Duffy, the colorful and outspoken leader of United Teachers Los Angeles, turns over the reins of power to teacher Warren Fletcher on Friday. Rick Orlov's Tipoff/DN
L.A. Unified is reducing the importance of homework so that it counts for just 10% of a student's grade, pleasing some and disappointing others, including many teachers. Plus, summer school has been slashed. LAT, DN
Checking in on school board member Yolie Flores. DN
New York Times media writer Brian Stelter will write a book on morning television to be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2013. Romenesko
About three-quarters of California voters say they keep up with government and political news at least some of the time, but the quarter that has tuned out represents an increase from 12 years ago, according to a new Field Poll. Bee
AP is looking for a deputy regional editor for Latin America and the Caribbean to be based in Mexico City.
KCET's website has been taking viewers out to a free lunch. KCET
Zócalo Public Square is launching an annual poetry prize to be awarded to "the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place." Zócalo already has a book prize. Zocalo
Three sold-out showings of "Sunset Boulevard" for Last Remaining Seats marked the reopening of the renovated Palace Theatre on Broadway. LAT
Works begins this week, finally, on rebuilding the Garfield High School auditorium that burned down four years ago. On Facebook, former school board member David Tokofsky says "I can't believe this project is so delayed" and "unbelievable neglect." LAT
There is no date in sight for the reopening of Angels Flight after excessive wear was found on the wheels. Downtown News
The city is scheduled to begin ticketing apron parking in the north Westwood Village area. Daily Bruin