Emmy winners, Durkee fallout on campaigns, some candidate chatter, getting longer yellow lights in L.A., media notes and two journalist obit notes. Plus much more for Monday, all inside.
Alec Baldwin, star of "30 Rock," pulled out of Sunday night's Emmy awards program on Fox after the network killed a joke referring to the ongoing scandal at News Corp. regarding voice-mail eavesdropping at the defunct tabloid News of the World. Deadline
Democrats who used Kinde Durkee as their campaign treasurer ignored warning signs about her work. LAT
Orlov's Tipoff: Durkee fallout, plus expect announcements that Felipe Fuentes and Andrea Alarcon are running for City Council and state Sen. Alex Padilla is looking at the Yaroslavsky seat on the Board of Supervisors. DN
Before Ron Paul won the California Republican Party's straw poll Saturday, a backer wrote a check for $26,000 to register Paul supporters and allow them to vote. Flashreport.org via Bee
The length of yellow lights at some L.A. intersections could change if activists and two councilmen get their way. LAT
People living near the Hollywood sign continue to be upset by all the tourist traffic the landmark brings. LAT
The City Council voted to gate in a section of Solar Drive near Runyon Canyon, due to excessive use. LAT
Veterans protested a policy that keeps them off grass in a portion of the large VA campus near Brentwood. DN
Tina Daunt of the Hollywood Reporter was on the CBS Early Show this morning talking about Obama and Hollywood.
David Lazarus guest hosts for Larry Mantle on KPCC's "Airtalk" and at 10:40 a.m. talks with guests about Malibu Lagoon.
KPCC's Steve Julian is profiled as a native of Pomona. Daily Bulletin
L.A. Times columnist Michael Hiltzik will discuss and sign his new book, "The New Deal: A Modern History," on Tuesday evening at Vroman's.
Gene Webster, former president of the Los Angeles Press Club and editorial director at KABC-TV, died at age 86. LAPC
Martha Willman, a former Los Angeles Times reporter, died on Sept. 15 after a struggle with cancer, her daughter announced.
Christopher Knight on Pacific Standard Time. LAT
Every Picture Tells a Story, the Santa Monica gallery that sells art from and about books, announced it is closing. Facebook
Once again a speeding Ferrari has crashed on Pacific Coast Highway. LAT
Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design, celebrates the late writer and architectural historian at the MAK Center starting Sept. 28.