Villaraigosa on pensions and taxes, where in Asia he's going, Obamajammers tweet, what Steve Jobs said about the New York Times and more.
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In any California budget fight, there are winners and losers. Then there are lawyers. Sacto Bee
Mayor Villaraigosa's actions raise questions "about how far a mayor should go in efforts to sway decisions by public pension boards, which under state law are supposed to remain free of political interference." LAT
In a speech today at the United Chamber of Commerce’s annual mayoral luncheon in the Valley, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will call for the city’s business tax holiday to be made permanent. City Maven
More details on Villaraigosa's December trade mission to Asia: Stops in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sendai and Seoul. Enviro firm OnGreen, clothing retailer Forever 21 and architecture firm Gensler will take part. LAT
The House Ethics Committee is moving toward a full-scale investigation of Rep. Laura Richardson, who has been under scrutiny for months over allegations that her staff engaged in banned political activities while on government time. Politico
9th Circuit judge Jay S. Bybee reported he accepted more than $3.2 million in free legal services from Latham & Watkins to fight ethics allegations that he provided the Bush administration legal justification to use harsh interrogation tactics. LAT
Tweets from Obamajammers. THR
Nikki Finke mixed up James Lassiter, who hosted President Obama's fundraiser last night, with Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, who didn't. Fishbowl LA
KRLA-AM has dropped mayoral candidate Kevin James's talk show. "I respect KRLA’s decision and now look forward to talking to radio audiences on other stations and other KRLA shows as a candidate rather than just as a host,” James says.
Former Councilwomah Ruth Galanter on Monday announced her support of Councilwoman Jan Perry for mayor in 2013. Sausage Factory
According to the new biography of Steve Jobs, he was making it a personal project to help the New York Times figure out its digital strategy, hence that meeting with 50 NYT executives. "I would love to help quality journalism," Jobs said in the book. "We can't depend on bloggers for our news. We need real reporting and editorial oversight more than ever." Romenesko
TMZ founder Harvey Levin spoke Monday at the National Press Club and said old news media haven’t adjusted. “Young people aren’t interested in the traditional media,” he said. “It doesn’t speak to them.” Romenesko
Lindsay Lohan is shooting a nude pictorial for Playboy magazine and being paid somewhere between the $750,000 that Playboy offered and the $1 million she asked for, says TMZ.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will play a second show at Cal State Northridge this weekend as a benefit for public radio station KCSN-FM. LAT
KCET will re-air Les Gutman's 1999 documentary "Corwin," about the life of radio legend Norman Corwin, on Saturday at 8 p.m. followed by Corwin's 1969 production of his broadcast, "The Plot to Overthrow Christmas."
Calendar writers Siran Babayan and Liz Ohanesian were both laid off last week by the LA Weekly. Fishbowl LA
For the first time, Major League Baseball put a specific number on the amount it alleges Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took out of the team -- $189.16 million -- and described the distributions as "looting." LAT
Susan Claassen and Paddy Calistro, co-writers of the one-woman show "A Conversation with Edith Head" that opens Oct. 28 at the Odyssey Theatre, will be on "Patt Morrison" during the 1 p.m. hour on KPCC.
San Pedro's historic St. Peter's Episcopal Church willbe moved tonight to Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. South Bay Pipeline