Gov. Brown speaks to a Town Hall Los Angeles luncheon in the Gold Room of the Biltmore at 12:30 p.m.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. has eight full-time employees, an annual budget of more than $5.7 million and critics say its endorsements are "often for sale to the highest bidder." LAT
Richard Riordan's pension reform proposal received its official title and summary from the City Attorney and will begin accepting signatures on Friday. The Save Los Angeles campaign press secretary is John Schwada. The title: New Defined Contribution Plan; Amendment to Existing Retirement Plans. Initiative Charter Amendment.
Riordan's measure would cost the city "nearly an additional billion dollars in the next decade...[and] may lead the City to bankruptcy," the police union says. LAPPL Blog
DA candidates Alan Jackson and Jackie Lacey appeared jointly on "Which Way, LA" but they refused to debate and could not hear each other's answers to Warren Olney's questions. KCRW
City controller candidate Cary Brazeman runs a full-page ad in the LA Times today urging voters to support Measure J.
Mac Taylor, the state's Legislative Analyst, talks to Patt Morrison. LAT op-ed
UCLA announced it will go smoke-free in April. UCLA Newsroom
The Twitter user ComfortablySnug who made up and tweeted numerous false reports of scary Sandy storm damage was identified as Shashank Tripathi, a hedge fund analyst and campaign manager for a Republican House candidate in New York. Once exposed, Tripathi apologized on Twitter and resigned from the campaign. BuzzFeed, Romenesko
The Atlantic compared Sandy photos to decide which were fakes. Atlantic
USC professor Carol Muske-Dukes isn't happy that KPCC took Patt Morrison off the daily air — and she called to complain. Huffington Post
The LA Times reported an 11.9 percent increase in average weekday print and digital circulation, to 641,369, over last September. Via internal memo
Times editor Davan Maharaj accepted an honorary degree over the weekend at the University of the West Indies. Fishbowl LA
A driver suspected of trying to run down an LAPD officer in the parking lot of a Trader Joe's in Sherman Oaks escaped after officers fired at his pickup. City News Service
Another California surfer was bitten by a shark, this time in Eureka in Humboldt County. The 25-year-old man survived. Times-Standard
The Arroyo Seco Foundation says it has obtained $3.3 million in state funding to improve water reliability and environmental conditions in Hahamongna Canyon. ASF
The Lakers opened their season with a loss to Dallas and bad reviews.
The Dodgers signed relief pitcher Brandon League to a new three-year contract to stay with the team.