A shadowy Phoenix-based group contributed $11 million Monday to a campaign committee funding attacks on Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative and supporting Prop. 32, the measure curbing union dues collection. Bee, ABC-10
Plus: Brown campaigned yesterday at UCLA. Photo by Alan Mittelstaedt.
The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to hire a special monitor to oversee reforms recommended by the commission on jail violence. "I do not believe that [reform] will be effectively accomplished if the department alone is left to make implementation happen," said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who led the move for an independent observer. LAT, Witness LA, KPCC
The Berman-Sherman congressional race has so far cost the candidates' campaigns $9 million, with Rep. Brad Sherman way ahead in cash on hand for the final push. Plus independent expenditures. LAT
The City Council voted 11-3 to draft new regulations for digital billboards, despite protests from critics who accused lawmakers of trying to circumvent a pending court decision that could eliminate dozens of signs. LAT, DN, KPCC
The City Council also voted to draft an ordinance to prohibit felons or those convicted of sex crimes from serving on neighborhood councils. DN
Gov. Brown is expected to attend today's memorial service for Mervyn Dymally, Holy Cross Mortuary Chapel of the Risen Christ in Culver City at 12:30. A public memorial service follows at 2 p.m. at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood.
The City Council of El Monte voted to rehire the 14 lifeguards fired over making a Gangnam-style video in the city's pool. SGV Tribune
Former Pasadena mayor Rick Cole has parted ways with the city of Ventura, where he had been city manager. He's now administrator of San Buenaventura Mission. LAT
Bumble Ward's time as executive vice president of film publicity at Twentieth Century Fox lasted just over a year, ending with five months left on her contract. She talks to Anne Thompson. IndieWire, Fishbowl LA
Rupert Murdoch "is expected to pursue acquisitions of distressed newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times.” WSJ
Kristina O’Neill is leaving Harper’s Bazaar to become editor of WSJ. Magazine. Romenesko
Los Angeles Conservancy director Linda Dishman talks to Patt Morrison about 20 years in the job. LAT op-ed