Awaiting the Prop. 8 ruling, Brown takes a hit, Pete Wilson joins Romney, helicopter traffic reporter laid off, getting the burrito story wrong and a blogger takes on Wikipedia.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule today on whether Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, violates the federal Constitution. Lots of tension on both sides.
Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign to balance the state budget with new income and sales taxes took a double hit on Monday, says Dan Walters. Bee
Mitt Romney named former governor Pete Wilson the co-chair of his California campaign.
Assembly Speaker John Perez has "diverted resources from competitive 'swing districts'" where the Democrats could win back seats in order to meddle in primaries such as the Westside clash between Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Torie Osborn (and others.) Beyond Chron
Channel 2 discovered the port's longtime PR boat, the Angelena, and did an investigative report. CBS LA
Former ABC News London correspondent Miguel Marquez is joining CNN as a Los Angeles correspondent. Fishbowl LA
Four big facts that Gustavo Arellano says The Daily got wrong about its history of the burrito, including the role of El Cholo. OC Weekly
Fox 11 reporter Phil Shuman admires Gov. Jerry Brown's straight talk. Studio City Sherman Oaks Encino News (pg.4)
Larry Harnisch, the LA Times copy editor and Daily Mirror blogger, explains why for him Wikipedia "is nothing more than the fan boys’ brain dump: a magnet for coding tweakers, factoid zealots and crackpots." And way too often wrong, like on the Black Dahlia entry he used to try to keep accurate. Daily Mirror.
Salon's editor in chief explains why the website is posting fewer stories and thinking about things a little longer. Salon
Circulation is up for GQ and The New Yorker, down for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Capital New York
A janitor at Germain Elementary in Chatsworth was arrested in a student molestation case. DN
Here are the 2009 campaign donations to sheriff's official Paul Tanaka's Gardena mayoral campaign. Witness LA
Two more Sousaphones were stolen, this time from Bell High School. LAT
Starbucks and the city of Santa Barbara are fighting over the size of a sign with the company's familiar mermaid logo. Daily Sound