L.A.'s new parolees, Westwood's FlyAway bus, LA Weekly piles on Zooey Deschanel, new gigs for Laurie Pike and Arnold Schwarzenegger, water main breaks in the Valley and the non-story of the month: secession from California.
The Board of Supervisors will take up today who should supervise the 13,000 parolees that will be become the county's responsibility this fall: Sheriff Baca, who wants the job, or the Probation Department, which some others prefer. The Times editorial board and Celeste Fremon are in that latter group. LAT editorial, Witness LA
Election Day in the 36th congressional district. Janice Hahn's campaign says she is scaling back her activities today due to the passing of her mother. In an outside view of the race, "Democrats are anxious about a potential upset, but Republicans don’t believe their candidate has much of a chance." Craig Huey is the Republican. Politico, NYT
The Westwood FlyAway bus will continue to shuttle passengers to LAX for at least six more months, but one-way fares will be doubled to $10 and hours could be reduced. Daily Breeze
Clearest non-story on politics pages this month: a Riverside pol's never-alive suggestion to secede from California. Shouldn't the stories wait for at least one heartbeat of life before giving it validation?
The LA Weekly's Dennis Romero piles on Zooey Deschanel in the Patt Morrison media brouhaha, and declares a creative new L.A. geography: everything west of Downtown is now "the Westside," including (believe it or not) Hancock Park. The Informer
Laurie Pike, the former Style Editor at Los Angeles magazine, has joined cocodot.com as Editor-in-Chief. She oversees editorial content for cocodot's planned expansion into a lifestyle guide centered on celebrations, and participates in merchandising of the site's e-commerce items related to parties and entertaining.
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets an acting gig. LAT
That police activity in Venice this morning was a hunt for three men who stole a truck full of electronics from Best Buy on Pico then were chased by the cops. Venice 311
A man in his 20s who allegedly pointed a green laser at a Los Angeles police helicopter flying above a Glassell Park home was arrested. Breeze wires
The Valley was hit by a rash of water main breaks yesterday and today. DN
With Real Madrid in town to practice at UCLA and play a friendly vs. the Galaxy, a writer posits that the Spanish model of semi-public ownership of soccer teams is a good model for the Dodgers. Zócalo
L.A. Kings prospects are training this week in El Segundo. Rich Hammond