Water main breaks in the Fairfax area and why, donor to the Assessor gets a big tax break, changes to high speed rail, Ron Paul coming to UCLA, Al Martinez grieves and museums join the Google Art Project.
The DWP reports three water breaks in the Fairfax area, including 3rd and Fairfax, and leaks at other nearby five locations this morning. "The leaks are related to inspection work that occurred yesterday at the Lower Franklin Reservoir, which serves this area of Los Angeles," the DWP says. "As part of regular inspection protocol, the reservoir is taken offline and temporarily replaced by a different source of water. Operational changes such as these can cause fluctuations in pressure and expose weaknesses in older main lines." LA DWP News
A campaign donor to Assessor John Noguez has gotten a huge property tax break because the assessor's office has not yet taken the routine step of updating the news sales price of $21 million to the assessed value of the mansion in Pacific Palisades bought by Jordan Kaplan. LAT
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took issue Monday with a study that said there was no evidence a multimillion-dollar anti-gang program had reduced crime, telling a youth violence summit in Washington that Los Angeles is safer than any time since the 1950s. LAT
Presidential candidate Ron Paul will appear at a rally at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreational Center at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy will launch its Prosper LA plan for economic and environmental recovery in a live web stream from City Hall at 9:30 a.m. LAANE
The White House will host a Hispanic Community Action Summit at the Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, April 5th.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that dismissed a challenge to Proposition 209 and sought to resume use of racial preferences in college admissions. LAT
Daily News columnist Al Martinez on the grief of losing his daughter a year later. DN
Author and attorney Connie Rice talked about gangs, race, the LA sheriff's department and the LAPD in an interview with Terrence McNally on KPFK's "Free Forum." Audio
David Davis on why the home of baseball book publishing lies in the heartland of Lincoln, Nebraska, home of the University of Nebraska Press and its imprint, Bison Books. NYT
Cartoon tribute to Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin, who died last week. Editorial Cartoonists.com
The Getty and LACMA have joined the Google Art Project. LAT
California in 1940 had the highest rate of college graduates and high school diplomas of any state. California Watch
Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Westwood was deemed the top rabbi in America by Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Jewish Journal
Shelly Tammy Kim, 43, of Northridge was sentenced to 18 months in prison for failing to report over $1 million in income to from her mortgage referral businesses. Via release