Rick Perry out, Jerry Brown at City Hall, Antonio Villaraigosa at breakfast in Washington, a new radio talk show and Jonathan Gold's eulogy to Angeli. All inside, plus more.
Texas governor Rick Perry has had his fun but now he's out of the Republican race for president too. He endorsed Newt Gingrich on the way out. NYT
Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he would oppose legislation to delay the scheduled elimination of more than 400 redevelopment agencies. LAT
Brown makes his budget and taxes pitch at City Hall. DN
Mayor Villaraigosa speaks at the Christian Science Monitor Washington bureau. YouTube video
New city councilman Joe Buscaino's chief of staff will be Doane Liu, who had the same job for Janice Hahn, Alice Walton of City Maven tweeted.
Mitch O’Farrell will step down as a senior advisor to Councilman Eric Garcetti next month to run for the council opening inthe 13th distruicts that will be created when Garcetti runs for mayor. Eastsider LA
The Hollywood Reporter is preparing to launch Russian print and web editions. Fishbowl LA
David Cruz, the former KNBC reporter, has a new talk show from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays on KTLK/1150 AM. OC Register
Callie Schweitzer, not too long ago a USC student who was editor of Neon Tommy, was promoted to deputy publisher of Talking Points Memo, or TPM. Fishbowl LA
Warning to Dodgers bidders: Frank McCourt has the option to keep the surrounding parking lots, and his interests as landlord and potential developer might not coincide with those of the new owner. LAT
Jonathan Gold's eulogy for Angeli Caffe. LA Weekly
Tioga Pass into the High Sierra closed for the winter just yesterday, a clear sign that is an unusual season so far for snowfall. The road into Yosemite Park typically closes by October or November. Sierra Wave
UCLA's plans to sell the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel Air, announced in November, runs into some opposition on and off campus. LAT