Prison realignment on NPR, LA Weekly loves those porn eyeballs, media notes, an LAPD detective and Milton Bradley arrested, plus six characters you'll see outside the Conrad Murray trial.
California is days away from a dramatic shift in the way it handles criminal offenders, redirecting tens of thousands of nonviolent felons from state prisons to local facilities. NPR
Plus: It's the 1 p.m. topic on "Patt Morrison" on KPCC, with several guests planned.
Jim Sutton and Brad Hertz, attorneys who specialize in political and campaign finance law, discuss some lessons of the Kinde Durkee case. LAT op-ed
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes and Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, will be guests on Off the Presses at 11 a.m.
LA Weekly's cover story by Dennis Romero, with video: Porn defends the traditional money shot. LAW
Where have the Chicano radio DJs gone? Adolfo Guzman-Lopez tries to answer. SoCal Focus
Ben Baeder, formerly of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, has started the Downey Beat which will provide "deep, constant news coverage of Downey and its surrounding communities." Downey Beat
Lisa Belkin, a contract writer for the New York Times Magazine, became the fifth NYT person this year to jump to the Huffington Post. WWD
Nick Madigan, the former New York Times and Variety writer who had a media segment on KCRW, is joining the University of Miami School of Law as executive director of communications. Release
Former New York Times media writer Geraldine Fabrikant joins Reuters as a columnist. Romenesko+
Six characters you'll find outside the Dr. Conrad Murray trial. LA Weekly
Long Beach Police arrested LAPD detective Richard Womack on charges of domestic violence, false imprisonment and making criminal threats against his live-in girlfriend, according to prosecutors. Daily Breeze
Ed Roski, developer of the proposed City of Industry stadium, sounds ready for the first and possibly only new NFL stadium around here to be Farmers Field in Downtown: "The main concept is to just get football back here. It's been too long. I'm tired of watching it on TV." DN
About 60 people camped outside Rose Gudiel's house in Bassett Wednesday night as the embattled homeowner began her desperate last stand against Pasadena bank OneWest and Fannie Mae, who gave her until midnight to vacate the premises. SGV Tribune
Big plans for Pacoima Wash. Streetsblog
Matt Kemp layout and interview (about Rihanna, being young and well-paid in L.A., and more) in Flaunt magazine.
Hate Frank McCourt? There's an app for that. LA Weekly
Former Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was arrested on suspicion of felony assault Tuesday after his wife reported that he swung a baseball bat at her during an argument at their Encino home. LAT