Over 700 prisoners now sit on California's Death Rows -- men at San Quentin, women at Chowchilla. Only 13 have been executed in the 30 years since the death penalty was reinstated by voters. Capitol Weekly
Gil Duran, Gov. Jerry Brown's press secretary, and Bee columnist Dan Walters got into a public spat on Twitter. LAT
Safer sex advocates say they will submit more than 360,000 signatures supporting a county ballot measure drive that would require adult film producers to obtain a permit from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Mandatory random drug tests for Beverly Hills High School athletes will start next fall under a new policy passed Tuesday by the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education. Patch
Molly Ringwald has been named grand marshal of Los Angeles' 42nd annual Pride festival on June 10. The Advocate
Daily News reporter C.J. Lin is leaving Los Angeles to work in Washington for Stars and Stripes.
Daily News columnist Al Martinez will conduct Wednesday afternoon writing workshops at the Huntington Library in San Marino beginning May 30. He will continue his Topanga Writers Workshop every Saturday.
Krista Simmons, a judge on Top Chef Masters, joins LAist as resident Food Editor for the month of June. LAist
A memorial service for artist Calvin Hicks will be Saturday at noon in the Museum of African American Art on the 3rd floor of Macy's in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
Former LA featherweight boxer Raul Rojas died at age 70. LAT