Burbank man nabbed for feeding birds near airport, those Santa Monica Mountains stop sign cameras, Times employees settle suit, Patrick Range McDonald profiled, Bay Area writer says Hollywood stole his script, prolific TV director dies and much more.
Burbank police arrest businessman Charles Douglas for refusing to stop feeding a flock of pigeons near Bob Hope Airport, where officials are reporting more bird hits. News-Press
Mayor Villaraigosa's contention in his Proposition 13 speech that Gov. Jerry Brown has "got to be more assertive" echoes a growing murmur around the Capitol, writes George Skelton. LAT
With the state paying less, this year for the first time UC tuition will bring in more than the state pays toward students' education. LAT
With Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul signed up to speak to next month’s California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry should come too. Calbuzz
Rep. Maxine Waters over the weekend: "The tea party can go straight to hell." L.A. Now
David Lehrer and Joe Hicks argue against using the Voting Rights Act to make the case for Latino-majority districts for county supervisors. DN op-ed
The mayor's office released a video feature today on Joan Sullivan, the deputy mayor for education. YouTube
A group of former and current Los Angeles Times employees settled a federal lawsuit against GreatBanc Trust, the trustee for Tribune Co.'s employee stock ownership plan, for $32 million. This was the class-action suit by newsroom staff that originally included Sam Zell and Tribune. The settlement, minus attorney fees, will go into about 13,000 employees' retirement accounts. LAT
The LA Weekly's Patrick Range McDonald is profiled as a West Hollywood resident who is "changing the world." WeHo News
Joe Quirk, a Bay Area novelist, says that Sony's upcoming movie "Premium Rush" is a pretty direct rip-off of his 1998 novel "Ultimate Rush," down to the character names, love interests, villains connected to Chinese organized crime, corrupt policemen and a grouchy bike-messenger dispatcher with suspect motives. The original novel was optioned once by Warner Bros. and repped by CAA. Bay Citizen
An excerpt about Rin Tin Tin in Hollywood from Susan Orlean’s forthcoming book, “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend,” is in this week’s New Yorker.
“After 9/11,” an e-book of stories that ran in the New Yorker, goes on sale today.
It's been a year since the remains of Mitrice Richardson were found in Malibu Canyon. Mike Kessler talks abut his piece in the September issue of Los Angeles magazine on The Madeleine Brand Show with guest host Alex Cohen, 9:20 a.m. on KPCC.
Ann Louise Bardach had a piece in the New York Times' Sunday Review on Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. NYT
Dmitri Dmitrov, the 60-year-old Macedonian immigrant who is maître d’hôtel at the Tower Bar on Sunset Strip, is "a sphinxlike figure who knows everything and says nothing" NYT
T.J. Simers talks to Tony Spino, the longtime caretaker for the late UCLA coach John Wooden. LAT
Caltrans will unveil restored 1984 Olympics-era murals on the Santa Ana and Hollywood (101) and Harbor (110) freeways today. DN wires
On September 17, ArtCycleLA takes over Santa Monica Boulevard from Vermont Avenue to Virgil, closing the street to cars and creating an "open-air gallery that features artists and artisans creating arts and crafts, bike tours of local galleries and architecture, live music on two stages, opportunities to create and activities for all ages."