The Secretary of State assigned numbers to the November ballot measures, with Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure getting the top spot:
Proposition 30 - Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase plan
31 - State budget process changes
32 - Ban on payroll deductions for political contributions, contributions from unions and corporations
33 - Auto insurance rates based on driver's history of coverage
34 - Death penalty repeal
35 - Increased penalties for human trafficking
36 - Changes in "Three Strikes" sentencing law
37 - Labeling of genetically engineered foods
38 - Molly Munger's tax increase plan
39 - Increased taxes on some multi-state companies to fund clean energy programs
40 - Referendum on state Senate district boundaries
Hollywood has a new insider status symbol: being an Obama surrogate. Sharon Waxman/The Wrap
Rough stuff being talked about at the Los Angeles Citizens Commission on Jail Violence. Tthis is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life,” Sheriff’s Captain Michael Bornman said after testifying. Witness LA
Plus: Jail captain denies protecting abusive deputies. LAT
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party reelected Eric C. Bauman to a seventh term as chair.
Mayor Villaraigosa is in Las Vegas today for the National Council of La Raza annual conference.
Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" sculpture was declared a Santa Monica city landmark by a vote of the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission.
Anne Rice' erotic Sleeping Beauty trilogy of hardcore S&M tales wil be re-issued by Plume, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, in a blatant ride on the "Fifth Shades of Grey" coattails. NYT
Bridge work has started on the Westside extension of the Expo Line. Curbed LA
For months, perhaps even years, a man in his 50s or 60s has been driving up and down Ventura Boulevard, armed with a slingshot and ball bearings he shoots into store windows. DN
The city of Gardena may ban the sale of single cigars and cigarillos. Daily Breeze
Meet the cast of "K-Town." YouTube
The treasure trove of historic Los Angeles photos by C.C. Pierce. LAT