Monday holiday notes

mike-trout-mlb-com.jpgThe Angels' astonishing young outfielder Mike Trout became at 21 the youngest winner ever of the American League rookie of the year award — and he got every single vote. "Wow! What an incredible feeling and honor!" Trout tweeted. He's not the youngest rookie winner ever, because Bryce Harper won the National League award today too — and the Washington Nationals OF is ten months younger.

Rob Marciano of CNN will become co-anchor of "Entertainment Tonight" with Nancy O’Dell starting in January, executive producer Linda Bell Blue announced Monday. CBS LA

Tess Vigeland signed off as host of "Marketplace Money" with a note about all that she didn't know about finances and money.

Two California congressional races remain too close to call: the San Diego district where Republican Brian Bilbray is the incumbent, and the northern California race where Republican incumbent Dan Lungren holds the seat now. In both cases, the Democratic challengers are leading. KPCC News

Marc Haefele remembers the career highlights and lowlights of the late Eastside councilman Art Snyder: "I raise a glass of this fictitious fizz to your memory, Arthur K. Snyder. There will never be another like you." KPCC Off-Ramp

More than 90 hopefuls filed declarations of candidacy before Saturday's deadline. That number will winnow down as some fail to file signatures. Five state lawmakers filed for City Council seats. Full list

Environmental report finds traffic, parking concerns if the NFL moves to Rose Bowl, KPCC News

Should Manhattan Beach sand be dredged and trucked to Malibu's wealthy Broad Beach? Breeze

The Penguin and Random House merger pushes Scott Timberg to call for a government policy to help the arts. Salon

David Davis surveys hockey literature for the LA Review of Books — missing the NHL, perhaps? LARB

A memorial gathering for John Retsek is set for Friday, Nov. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Plaza at Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro.

Mike Trout photo: screen grab

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