City Council tensions, Bay Area's Warren Hellman dies, giving credit to Dalton Trumbo and celebrating Esther MCCoy, plus more.
Early signs are that the City Council's redistricting effort "will be contentious, divisive and nakedly political," writes Jim Newton. LAT op-ed
Council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry have yet to congratulate Wesson on his election to president of the body. Plus more. Rick Orlov's Tipoff/DN
Warren Hellman, the San Francisco financier behind the Bay Citizen, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and many other causes up there, died Sunday evening from what his family called complications of leukemia. He was 77. SF Chronicle
The Writers Guild of America, West has restored blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo’s screenplay credit for the 1953 classic film "Roman Holiday." Written By
There's a resurgence of interest in Esther McCoy, the late architecture critic and historian who "first gave shape to the story of modern architecture in Los Angeles." LAT
The Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise teamed up on a story about the redistricting quirk that leaves some Californians temporarily without a state Senator. Register
Tommy Hawkins, the former Laker turned broadcaster, has a new book of poetry out: "Life’s Reflections: Poetry for the People.” CBS 2
Tribe magazine has a new website.
The desert city of Lancaster has more blocks with a "substantial mix" of white and black residents than any place in the county. LAT
Lack of donations continues to plague La Plaza de Cultura y Artes downtown. LAT
Celebrating Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore in Sylmar. DN
Andres Martinez writes about his "melancholic reaction to the movie "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." Zocalo
The Journal of Legal Education at Southwestern University Law School has announced its first short legal fiction contest.with judging by authors Michael Connelly, Denise Hamilton and others. Info
The Lakers and Clippers will play a pre-season game tonight at Staples Center.