Justice Kennedy and Prop. 8, Speaker Perez and tuition, Grammy party gets into Getty House, no city for East Los Angeles, Lana Del Rey draws a big crowd in Hollywood and more.
With Justice and former Californian Anthony Kennedy considered the key vote on same-sex marriage, and a possible supporter, the other four conservatives might even pass on accepting an appeal of the Prop. 8 case to avoid setting a national precedent. David Savage/LA Times
Plus: The legal path ahead analyzed by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law. LAT op-ed
Rep. Darrell Issa helped out CBS 2 reporter David Goldstein with some criticism of the Port of LA's yacht. CBS LA
"Marketplace" asked Mayor Villaraigosa about the subway to the sea and other issues in an interview on the show. Marketplace.org
Getty House will be the site of a closed-to-the-press reception this evening for the Grammy's sponsored by Delta Airlines.
Controller Wendy Greuel’s appointee to the redistricting commission alleged that Councilman Jose Huizar’s chief of staff caused Koreatown speakers to be delayed to the end of last night's meeting. Arroyo Seco Journal
Related: LA Weekly
U.S. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will sign a rule today that bans all sewage discharges from large cruise ships along the California coast.
An incorporated city of East Los Angeles would not be financially viable, the Local Agency Formation Commission voted. LAT
The name of another Dodgers bidder has newly emerged: Michael Heisley, the billionaire owner of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. He's one of the 11 semi-finalists in the bidding. LAT
A large number of Native American artifacts were found on the dry bed of the former Owens Lake in Inyo County, further complicating DWP's requirement to mitigate dust storms. Daily Breeze
That PETA lawsuit about the orcas at Sea World filed under anti-slavery laws? Dismissed almost immediately.
Singer Lana Del Rey drew a line-around-the-block crowd at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. LA Weekly