* Day of the week fixed. Geez, is it Wednesday already?
Republican Mitt Romney will be in LA's hills on Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. fundraiser at the "art-filled Beverly Crest mansion" of billionaire investor and philanthropist Tony Pritzker. Tickets are $50,000 a couple. Romney is in the Bay Area's town of Hillsborough for a funder tonight hosted by Charles Bartlett Johnson, Dr. Anne Johnson, George Schultz and Pete Wilson. THR
The LAUSD's settlement with an employee who made allegations of sexual harassment against former Supt. Ramon Cortines threatened to unravel over disputed terms of the agreement and its early disclosure by the district. Meanwhile, some at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts want to change the name. Cortines admitted to an episode of consensual "adult behavior" with the man. DN, LAT
The Coliseum was the location for a hardcore porn video in 2001, shot at night with the stadium lights on. But no one at the commission admits to knowing anything about it. LAT
David Horsey, the LA Times political cartoonist, writes today that "any fool can get a lot of page views by running photos of cute kittens, funny dogs, hot cheerleaders and bosomy models in bikinis....but it would not be a newspaper." But wait, his newspaper does run a lot of photos of cute animals, models and anything that includes the word "bikini" or "nude." LAT
Jane Bornemeier, formerly the editor in charge of podcasting for the New York Times, now oversees coverage of the medical industry for the business section. There's also a new reporter on the newspaper and magazine beat: Christine Haughney, formerly a Metro transit reporter. Via Gorkana
The 12-acre Grand Park between City Hall and the Music Center will open this summer, the county said. LAT
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Playboy are presenting a Marilyn Monroe film festival June 1-7.
The former Miyagi, Imperilal Garden, Player's club spot on Sunset Strip has reopened as a Pink Taco.
Dr. David L. Rimoin, a medical geneticist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who pioneered studies of dwarfism, was among the first to recognize that diabetes is caused by a variety of genetic abnormalities and layed an influential role in establishing screening programs for Tay-Sachs disease, died at Cedars at age 75. LAT
Doc Watson, a guitarist and storyteller who recorded more than 50 albums and won seven Grammy Awards, died Tuesday in North Carolina at age 89. He had undergone colon surgery Thursday. Watson first treveled to LA to play at the Ash Grove in 1962. LAT, Randall Roberts appreciation