Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Don Knabe joined Warren Olney on "Which Way, L.A.?" tonight to continue the conversation on county redistricting and a second Latino seat. Thomas Saenz of MALDEF and Richard Close of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association were on too. LA Weekly reporter Gene Maddaus provided perspective, including this gem: that Tuesday's public hearing at the Hall of Admin offered a condensed lesson in the realities of L.A. today. Listen
Related: David A. Lehrer, the former director of the Anti-Defamation League and now a frequent critic of diversity politics, blasts top Jewish organizations for siding with Supervisor Gloria Molina over Zev Yaroslavsky. Jewish Journal
- Developer Rick Caruso resigned from the Coliseum Commission, citing his position as a USC trustee. He called on the commission to be phased out and gave his support for an audit of the troubled agency by Controller Wendy Greuel. Resignation letter.
- The same day that the ACLU called on Sheriff Lee Baca to resign over deputy abuses in his jails, Baca gave details of an FBI sting to gather info from jail inmates.
- Baca has chosen to blame the messengers, the L.A. Times says in an editorial.
- City Council President Eric Garcetti and Councilman Paul Krekorian released a joint statement that they were pleased an Ottoman-era military marching band called off an Oct. 3 procession in Hollywood, avoiding a confrontation with Armenians.
- Garcetti canceled Wednesday's City Council meeting and apologized to the public in attendance after too few members attended to form a quorum.
- Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon hired Alissa McCurley as his new Communication Director, based in the Washington office.