Within the last 20 months, five state legislators and one former state senator have been arrested on suspicion of crimes including drunk driving, perjury, voter fraud, shoplifting and trying to carry a loaded gun through airport security. "Not since the FBI sting known as Shrimpscam, which targeted influence peddling in the Capitol in the 1990s, have so many state lawmakers posed for booking photos in such a short span of time," says Patrick McGreevy. LAT
For the third time since Californians embraced some of the strictest term limits in the nation 22 years ago, modifying term limits will be on the ballot again. Oakland Tribune
Here's why an NFL stadium sails through City Hall but a BNSF plan for big cinstruction project at the Port of Los Angeles drags for seven years. Jim Newton/LAT op-ed
Chief Beck's different view on when police shootings are justified is once again an issue between him and the police commission. LAT
There's already concern about the new DWP ratepayer advocate and his independence. DN/Orlov
The DA's public integrity unit is investigating $7,000 in meals expensed to the City of
West Hollywood over three years by councilman John Duran. LAT
Opponents of the plan to tunnel the Purple Line subway under Beverly Hills High School produced a video showing fireballs erupting in the corridors. LAT
ABC News and Univision announced their collaboration on an English-language news, entertainment and lifestyle venture that will cater to the country's 50 million Hispanics viewers. The Wrap
Gabe Friedman of the Daily Journal won the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia Business School and will be moving to New York. Sean Windle left the paper to be an industry research analyst at IBIS World in Santa Monica. Rebecca Beyer will become the San Francisco editor and Emily Green is moving from the Sacramento bureau to San Francisco to cover the California Supreme Court.
Rush Limbaugh remains at the top of Talkers magazine's "Heavy Hundred" rankings of radio talk hosts. Patt Morrison of KPCC moved up 19 spots to #47 this year. Talkers
Steve Oney's Playboy profile of ex-NFL great Herschel Walker won the Chicago Headline Club's Peter Lisagor Award for best magazine sports story of 2011.
Muralist Phil Stein and LA photographer Gary Leonard and a home in Echo Park. Echo Park Patch
Jim Romenesko recently found his archive of More magazines from the 1970s and says he will be posting items from the era all week. Jim Romenesko.com
The Lakers beat the Nuggets 92-88 and now lead the playoff series 3-1.
Criminal courts file room employee Marcos Saldana may have saved a family of ravens that nest on the Hall of Justice building on Temple Street. LAT
Police in Santa Monica are investigating a car-to-car shooting on Sunday morning near the Penmar golf course. SM Mirror
A new website by the non-profit Water and Power Associates has a museum section with historical photos that "explain the significant role both water and energy played in the city’s development." Plus more. Website
Bob Stewart, the television producer who created the popular game shows "To Tell the Truth," "The $10,000 Pyramid" and "The Price Is Right," died Friday at age 91. LAT