Short stack today...
New Variety owner Jay Penske told the staff that the print edition is staying and the website paywall is coming down. A reporter for Nikki Finke's Deadline.com was escorted from the building. The Wrap, Deadline
Another view of Berman-Sherman: Tom Hanks, Sumner Redstone and Robert Iger back Howard Berman. Nancy Cartwright, Ed Begley Jr. and Mayim Bialik like Brad Sherman. Bloomberg
Mayor Villaraigosa endorsed Councilman Richard Alarcon for the state Assembly.
Alleging a pay-to-play system of promotions in the Sheriff's Department tied to undersheriff (and Gardena mayor) Paul Tanaka. Witness LA
An undercover LAPD officer was shot in the Westlake District about 3 a.m. this morning. He was treated at the scene and released. KTLA
Gustavo Arellano is no fan of the Guardian-USC series on Latino politics and its reporting on Orange County. OC Weekly
TJ Montemer, publisher of the Santa Monica Mirror, leads a group that now owns the Tampa Tribune in Florida. Tampa Bay Times
What the Register is up to hiring-wise in Orange County. Nieman Journalism Lab