Villaraigosa woos Hollywood, Feinstein doubts the subway money is there, S.A. Griffin and the Times on Scott Wannberg, CBS web writers sign a guild deal and most ridiculous parking sign ever?
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told a Hollywood forum he would consider taking further steps to help the local movie and TV industry, including lowering permit fees and speeding up the film permitting process. LAT
Sen. Diane Feinstein expressed doubt about the availability of federal funding for the Westside subway extension. Century City Patch
Democrats are trying to surmount the reluctance of Angelenos to vote by mail. Capitol Weekly
The Writers Guild of America, West signed its first contract covering news writing and promotions for the Internet, covering about 15 Web writer-producers at CBS in Los Angeles. Company Town
Kelly Candaele combines "The Hel[" and "Magic Trip - Ken Kesey's Search for a Cool Place" into one rumination on film. Politics and Film
Zach Galifianakis does the KCRW guest DJ thing. KCRW.com
Most ridiculous stack of parking restriction signs ever? Curbed LA
There are more Azorean people in California than in the islands, and in the Central Valley they keep alive a tradition of bloodless bull fighting. LAT Column One
Are highway emergency call boxes obsolete & should your tax $’s keep funding them. On "Patt Morrison," 1:20 p.m. on KPCC.
Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez on what Americans get wrong about Cuba: "Ever since the Buena Vista Social Club film and album, it’s been very hard to convince Ry Cooder’s compatriots that not all Cubans know how to dance, play dominoes, or sing a guaracha." More at Zocalo, which hosts a panel on the topic tonight at the Getty.
Bergamot Station gallery owners are "guardedly optimistic" about a new transit station. Santa Monica Lookout
Augustinus Van Hove, 44, a Netherlands music promoter, and his girlfriend were found dead in Joshua Tree National Park, possibly of heat exposure. LAT