High speed rail even more costly, legal opinion says some campaign donations can be given twice, a warning about Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, members of the jails commission and more.
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The new business plan for California's high-speed rail system shows the nation's most ambitious state rail project could cost nearly $100 billion in inflation-adjusted funding over a 20-year construction period. AP, LAT
A legal analysis by the state's campaign finance watchdog agency says that donations never deposited into candidate accounts by accused treasurer Kinde Durkee can be solicited a second time. Capitol Notes
California's court system is about to make a big mistake by accepting a questionable $20 million donation for its troubled computerized case management system from Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Dan Walters/Bee
The Board of Supervisors' appointees to the county's new jails commission have their work cut out. The first three names are former judges. Witness LA
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to announce this week that one of his former deputies, Arif Alikhan, will oversee homeland security at LAX. Daily Breeze
Villaraigoisa: "Did I say Corina? I was married to a Corina.” City Maven
An explanation for why City Hall doesn't repave the streets in worst condition, putting its dollars elsewhere. DN
UCLA unveiled plans for a new conference and guest center on campus next to Pauley Pavilion. A former proposed project on the site of the faculty center met with opposition. UCLA Newsroom
The city of Compton is in full financial meltdown. LAT
Tim Naftali, who has resigned as director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, joins Patt Morison on KPCC at 1:50 p.m. to talk about it.
Jill Stewart was promoted to managing editor of the LA Weekly (from news editor) by newly arrived editor in chief Sarah Fenske, at Monday's staff meeting.
Dr. Brandy Dunn and David Rensin’s upcoming memoir "The Men On My Couch: True Stories Of Sex, Love and Psychotherapy," is moving to TV as a half-hour on ABC from "Happy Endings" co-executive producer Gail Lerner and producer Warren Littlefield. Deadline
Jonathan Gold of the LA Weekly speaks at the USC Annenberg Journalism Director's Forum from noon to 1 p.m.
Is Day of the Dead the next great American holiday marketing opportunity? An ad exec ponders saving it from Cinco de Mayo syndrome. Ad Age
A team of UCLA researchers has developed a computer program capable of pointing police to potential suspects when feuds between rival gangs erupt into violence. LAT
A 78-year-old homeowner is battling with the city of Manhattan Beach over the height of his front yard yucca trees, which block a neighbor's ocean view. Daily Breeze
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium is closed until mid-December for a facelift. Via release
Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, a former curator and head of the Department of Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, died in Santa Fe at age 71. LAT