Student murdered in the Valley, City Hall park plans, making fun of TV critics, Olivia Munn gets naked, interviewing with Arianna Huffington, the KKK's membership roster in OC and more.
Francisco Rodriguez Jr., the 17-year-old goaltender of the soccer team at El Camino Real High School, was shot and killed outside his front door in Winnetka by a girl who went to the door while a car waited. Grief counselors are at the school today.
Why did the city choose to reveal three plans for restoring the City Hall park destroyed by Occupy LA at a meeting of the Downtown neighborhood council, and why are the three options so lame? Emily Green asks. Chance of Rain, Blogdowntown
An anonymous Hollywood executive tells stories on the TV critics who attend the network dog and pony shows in Pasadena, and the piece sets off a lot of speculation, agreement and ruffled feelings. THR, Romenesko
Reaction was so strong to his mentioning a Wilmington murder victim's old, unprosecuted arrest that Breeze reporter Larry Altman wrote a blog post explaining his thinking. Daily Breeze
Actress Olivia Munn will unveil a new naked anti-fur billboard for PETA at 11:45 a.m. at 8366 Beverly Blvd., near N. Kings Road.
Writer says: the most important job interview of her career happened in the back of a town car with Arianna Huffington … and a film crew. IFC.com
Tweet of the day: "Ding dong the brand is broke! Hostess files for Chapter 11..again." By Stacey Vanek Smith of Markeplace Radio.
Veteran radio host and ESPN sportscaster Jim Rome is leaving the cable channel to join CBS networks. He will launch a new, half-hour show on CBS Sports Network — called “Rome” — on April 3. Washington Post
Baseball writer Christina Kahrl launched a new, non-sports blog. Rational Transactions
The non-sports fan's guide to theTim Tebow phenomenon. Gawker
No one can deny that Mr. Brainwash, a French native whose real name is Thierry Guetta, "is very talented at self-promotion." LA Weekly
Details begin to emerge on USC's proposed deal with the Coliseum. Neon Tommy
Gustavo Arellano looks at the membership roster of the Orange County chapter of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s, with more than 1,000 members. OC Weekly
A Ross Dress for Less store will move in to the former Woolworth’s Department Store at 719-725 South Broadway.
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's announced Robert A. Kleinhenz as the new chief economist at the Kyser Center for Economic Research. He succeeds Nancy Sidhu.
Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines and Elaine Paige will reprise their roles and Victoria Clark will join the company of “Follies” opening at the Ahmanson Theatre May 3.
The Ripley's Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium has reopened its all-new display.
Judges Alex Kozinski and Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will discuss federalism on the same panel for the American Constitution Society, Jan. 19 at Kirkland and Ellis downtown.