A stadium endorsement, Howard Berman vs. Brad Sherman, Rainey on Schwada, Ross Porter gets a gig and more media and politics notes. All inside.
The difference between a full-time and a part-time Legislature is four weeks. And those four weeks begin today, says George Skelton. LAT
"As rotten as the process might be," the AEG stadium deal is good for Los Angeles, says columnist Doug McIntyre. DN
Tim Leiweke hopes to break ground on the NFL stadium by June 1 of next year. Downtown News
Galpin Ford's owners and top political aide are backing Rep. Howard Berman for reelection over Brad Sherman if the two Democrats face off in a merged San Fernando Valley district. Rick Orlov/DN
Peter Douglas' departure marks the end of an era for the state Coastal Commission. LAT
If you take mortgage interest tax deductions, the next 100 days could have significant financial implications for you because of Congress' new federal debt ceiling plan. LAT
Former South Bay assemblyman Richard Floyd died at age 80. LAT
Jim Rainey does a column on his friend John Schwada getting a "day" at the City Council after being dumped by Fox 11. LAT
Susan Stamberg interviews 83-year-old Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt. NPR
New York Times technology writer Miguel Helft begins today as a senior writer for Fortune. Media Moves
Former Dodgers announcer Ross Porter has taken a gig as studio host and play-by-play announcer covering high school and college football and basketball for Interactive Broadcast Network Sports. Dodger Thoughts
Alex Cohen guest-hosts for Madeleine Brand on KPCC this mornng, 9 a.m. to 10. One of the subjects is Boing Boing blogger Xeni Jardin, back from Japan where she is co-producing a PBS special on the tsunami. From 1 to 3 p.m., KPCC managing editor Nick Roman fills in for Patt Morrison.
An 11-by-6 inch Rembrandt drawing, called The Judgment and valued at more than $250,000, was taken from the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey during an exhibit Saturday night in what sheriff's investigators describe as a well-orchestrated heist. LAT, Breeze
The Twitter feed for Compton rapper The Game posted a message encouraging his 580,000 followers to call a phone number if they wanted an internship. It was the Compton sheriff's station, which wasn't amused by the barrage of calls. Criminal charges may result. LAT
Here's how the renovation of the old Hall of Justice is proceeding. DN
Kim Bruno, the principal at the lauded LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts in New York City, turned down an offer to become principal of L.A.'s downtown arts high school, leaving it without a leader a few weeks before classes resume. DT News
Dodgers rookie Justin Sellers hit a home run in his third major-league game.