Amazon's donations, airport commissioner resigns, new assignments for the City Council, Joe Francis surrenders, rabbis go Hollywood and more.
Amazon.com has put more than $5 million into its campaign to qualify a referendum that would kill the law requiring online sellers to collect sales taxes from California buyers. Capitol Alert
Walter Zifkin, the former CEO of the William Morris Agency, has resigned from the Board of Airport Commissioners, officials confirmed Monday. Daily Breeze
Here are the new committee assignments for the L.A. City Council. City Maven
Looking ahead to the election clash between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman. DN
Matt Klink announced Monday he is leaving s president of Cerrell Associates to take a job with Phillip Morris in corporate relations in Lausanne, Switzerland. Sausage Factory
Former DWP chief operating officer Raman Raj was not fired in February as reported but was put on disability and is still being paid. Ron Kaye
Some Tea Party leaders react to Rep. Maxine Waters' quip that the group can "go straight to hell." HuffPost
Leaders of the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists and CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California said they are optimistic about the future diversity at KNBC after meeting with a station official. LAT
Rabbis go Hollywood for High Holy Days sermon tips, meeting with screenwriters while visiting L.A. Forward
Thinking about not paying the fine for a ticket from the city's red light/right turn cameras? You may not get a DMV hold or an arrest warrant, but you might get a collections notice and a blip on your credit report. Kerry Cavanaugh/DN
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis turned himself in at the LAPD Pacific Division on Monday night in connection with a misdemeanor warrant involving false imprisonment. He was bailed out this morning. LAT, Breeze wires
Brent Zubek, the suspect in a double murder in Chatsworth, was arrested in Encino after shooting at police. LAT
Chief Charlie Beck, Ben Goldhirsh. Anita Hill and Joan Didion plus more are on the fall calendar of of Aloud at the Los Angeles Public Library.