The county Federation of Labor endorsed seven candidates for City Council but did not endorse for mayor, controller or city attorney. LAT
Everybody panders a bit when they go for a labor endorsement. "But at the recent SEIU endorsement meeting, [council candidate] John Choi set the bar for pandering very high." LA Weekly
County Assessor John Noguez will keep receiving his $197,000 salary in jail after the Board of Supervisors declined to take any action to cut off his pay. LAT
Four local Obama supporters are being considered for appointment as ambassadors: White House decorator Michael Smith, Hollywood philanthropist Colleen Bell, industry money manager John Emerson and Tennis Channel chief Ken Solomon. Hollywood Reporter
MTA officials outlined their plans to repair flaws at the intersection of the Expo Line and Blue Line at Washington Boulevard and Flower Street. Weekend work will lessen disruption. LAT
The city's Dec. 26 gun buyback in reponse to the Newtown, CT tragedy will be held in Lot 6 at the Sports Arena and at the Van Nuys Masonic Temple.
Mayor Villaraigosa on Tuesday replace the city's last coin-only parking meter, in the 1200 block of south Alvarado Street.
Christine Essel takes over Feb. 1 as president of Southern California Grantmakers.
President Barack Obama is Time's person of the year. Time
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is donating nearly $500 million in stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a charitable foundation. LAT
Columnist Steve Lopez's recent focus on mortality and dying turns today into a front-page column based on letters from readers about the process of dying. LAT
Robin Fields, a former LA Times reporter, has been promoted to managing editor at ProPublica. She succeeds Stephen Engelberg, who becomes editor-in-chief. Romenesko
The unorthodox Hollywood relationship between Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. Hollywood Reporter
Michelle Nicolosi has returned to the OC Register after 13 years to lead its community outreach team. Register
A jury awarded $6.9 million to a 14-year-old boy who was molested by a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher when he was a fifth-grade student at Queen Anne Place Elementary. LAT
Du-Par's restaurant in Studio City is closed today due to a fire last night in the kitchen and an office area. CNS