Are freeway shootings back? Authorities were searching Friday for a gunman who shot a 21-year-old in the ear as he drove on the 110 Freeway in Carson. LAT
Gov. Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, are headed for the weekend's White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington. They will be seated at the Newsweek/Daily Beast table with Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and J.R. Martinez of "Dancing With the Stars." Also going: Mayor Villaraigosa. Insider, KPCC
Plus: Journalism winners at the event. Politico
The MTA board yesterday also approved the 1.9 mile long Regional Connector line that will connect the Expo, Blue, and Gold Lines--effectively turning the three lines into two and allowing people to train travel across the County without transfers. Curbed LA
LAUSD is counting on voters to approve both a statewide tax hike and a local parcel tax to bail out the cash-strapped school district, but two new polls show it will be an uphill battle to get either passed in November. DN
Gary Townsend, the former chief deputy of the L.A. County assessor's office, failed to disclose a $255,000 loan from lobbyist Harvey Englander, the L.A. Weekly has learned.
Former Rep. Diane Watson is recovering from a heart attack she suffered last week, friends and former aides said. Sacto Bee
I'm told that three more staffers, all women, have newly announced their departures from the Los Angeles Daily Journal newsroom: associate editor Alexia Garamfalvi (going to The Recorder), associate editor Pia Sarkar (to American Lawyer Media in New York) and page designer Nicole Vas. Staff roster with photos
How the overnight shift works for the "Marketplace Morning Report" crew. LA Weekly
KCET will ceremonially cut the ribbon at its new Burbank home this afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
USC's Marty Kaplan will be tonight's "Moyers and Company" talking about big money, big media and big trouble in politics.
Actress, political commentator and talk-show host Janine Turner joined PJ Media as a columnist.
Fed up with the antics of a vandal who kept painting over red curbs in Studio City to create parking spaces, the city on Thursday installed signs that it hopes will end the paint war. Daily News
The Los Angeles County Fair announced it will no longer offer elephant rides. DN
Christopher Koelsch has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Opera, effective September 15.
The 20 most embarrassing things found in the Los Angeles River by cleanup volunteers. LA Weekly
East of Borneo Books will celebrate its launch and the publication of its first title, "Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader," with a conversation between editor Susan Morgan and filmmaker Thom Andersen. Sunday 3-5 p.m. at ForYourArt, 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
The Council on Foundations annual conference comes to LA Live April 29-May 1:
"more than 1,100 philanthropists, grantmakers, and foundation representatives will experience firsthand the cutting-edge, innovative reforms taking place in the Los Angeles area as a result of strategic grantmaking."
Skylight Books in Los Feliz will participate in a May 1 general strike on Tuesday, "serving as a meeting place in the morning for neighborhood members to gather and travel to the Occupy activities downtown, and hosting labor singer Ross Altman at 7:30pm to teach about the history of May Day and lead and perform classic labor songs." The store will close from 2 to 5 p.m. so staff may attend demonstrations downtown.