It's not the economy that led to the dramatically bigger state budget deficit, just poor estimating. Sacto Bee
The 140,000-member Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council endorsed Rep. Brad Sherman over Rep. Howard Berman.
Though not widely reported, Monday's Coliseum Commission vote on USC was accompanied by harsh words toward Councilman Bernard Parks from former ally Zev Yaroslavsky. "Wow, the anger and mistrust," said Channel 5's Jim Nash. KTLA
The City Council votes today on an ordinance to prohibit tents as well as sleeping bags, bed rolls and hammocks in city parks, timed to go into effect before the City Hall park reopens from post-Occupy repairs. LAT
Two retired Los Angeles County sheriff's supervisors painted a violent picture of life inside Men's Central Jail, "recounting tales of deputies beating prisoners, ignoring bosses, forming cliques and engaging in off-duty misconduct." LAT, KPCC
Deirdre Hussey, the former Executive Editor at the San Francisco Examiner, is the new deputy chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and will oversee communications and social media and assist in public policy and strategy.
Larry Kramer, another former editor of the SF Examiner, was named president and publisher of USA Today. Romenesko
Paul Steiger, a former editor in the LA Times business section, will step down as ProPublica editor-in-chief at end of year. Steve Engelberg will replace him. NYT
The New Yorker relaunched its online book coverage and books blog, Page-Turner, "supported by Amazon Publishing." TNY
Eli Broad guests on KPCC's "Airtalk" at 11:30 to talk about his new book with Larry Mantle.
Santa Monica's new "smarter" parking meters that wipe away left-over time when a car pulls out are the topic on "Patt Morrison" at 1:30 p.m.
Steve Soboroff's typewriter collections, in audio and photos, by John Rabe on KPCC. Off-Ramp
It's "Ask Chris" the video, on the Lakewood origins of the Denny's chain. Los Angeles
Thursday's "Treasures of Los Angeles" luncheon at the Westin Bonaventure will honor
Y.H. Cho, Hugh Hefner, Andrew Meieran, the LA Galaxy, the Good News Girls and Marilyn Ziering, with City Council President Herb Wesson as master of ceremonies. Info