With state revenues slowing to a trickle as the end of April draws near, the state's top fiscal analyst said late Wednesday that California could be "a few billion dollars" shy of Gov. Jerry Brown's budget projections through June 2013. Bee
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the only member of the Board of Supervisors who did not endorse John Noguez for county Assessor, issued a statement encouraging the district attorney's office to "act expeditiously to expose and extinguish any undue influence or unethical dealings" at the assessor's office and "to restore the public's trust in the office as swiftly as possible." LAT
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on how Los Angeles County can turn around its juvenile detention and probation system and return to being a leader in progressive reforms. Zocalo Public Square
YouTube restored the "Sexy Frisbees" campaign commercial posted by the Fred Karger for president campaign.
Pacific Standard, the successor to Miller-McCune magazine, puts out its first issue this week.
Matriach of largest known San Fernando Valley family dies at 87. DN
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened for limited prototype use the first two elements of its 3½-acre North Campus, "the long-awaited urban nature experience that will serve as a new front yard for the Museum and a new outdoor destination in the heart of Los Angeles." Via release
The Kings will open their second-round playoff series Saturday in St. Louis and play again there next Monday. The first two games in Los Angeles would be Thursday, May 3 and Sunday, May 6.