More Housing Authority, poll says Brown looks good on taxes, Brokaw and Olney to be feted, and more. Plus: Tuesday morning headlines by Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed.
Note: My email has been down since about 7 p.m. last night. Still down, but the hosting service says they're on it.
Movement on the Housing Authority issue. Mayor Villarigosa urged the board to make Doug Guthrie, who is general manager of the city's Housing Department, the interim CEO of the Housing Authority. Plus Controller Wendy Greuel Greuel will release an audit of the Housing Authority at :30 a.m. outside City Hall East.
Plus: Greuel, former Controller Laura Chick and KCET reporter Laurel Erickson were on "Which Way, L.A.?" last night to discuss the housing authority spending story. KCRW
The state Board of Accountancy has concluded that campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee provided clients with accounting services without a license, but they have had trouble finding a prosecutor without political ties to her. LAT
A federal audit faulted the MTA for failing to analyze how its fare and service changes would affect poor and minority customers, and for not translating notices in enough languages. DN
City officials held the groundbreaking event Monday on the Dunbar Village project, which will include renovation of the historic Dunbar Hotel on Central Avenue.
The Office of Public Accountability, which will oversee rate proposals from the Department of Water and Power, would have a budget of more than $650,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year under a proposal that is scheduled to be voted on today by the City Council. The City Maven
The Police Commission at 9:30 a.m. holds a hearing on discontinuing the 30-day impound for cars driven by illegal immigrants.
Tom Brokaw wil receive the broadcast legend award and Warren Olney of KCRW the lifetime achievement award at the 62nd annual Golden Mike Awards show Jan. 21 in Universal City, the Radio & Television News Assn. announced.
Christal Smith, the longtime KPCC and KCET news producer, is launching a company called EK4A to market emergency-preparedness kits. EK4A
The decision by Lowe’s Home Improvement to remove its commercials from future episodes of TLC’s “All-American Muslims” is the topic on "Airtalk" with Larry Mantle at 10:30 on KPCC.
The city of Santa Monica's lottery system to award spots in Palisades Park has led to atheist activists claiming most of the spaces traditionally at Christmas used for Nativity scenes. SM Daily Press
Behind the scenes of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. CNN