Friday desk-clearing: Assessor makes bail

Supporters of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez put up $1.16 million bail today, five months after he was arrested on corruption charges involving alleged bribes for tax breaks. A county spokesman said that in theory Noguez could show up for work on Monday but he is not expected to return to the office. LAT

Former Rep. Hilda Solis all but said she is running for Supervisor when Gloria Molina is termed out. KPCC

Rep. Judy Chu endorsed Wendy Greuel for mayor.

Delores Huerta of UFW fame endorsed Jose Gardea in his race for City Council against Gil Cedillo.

Some of the people behind the ballot measure that requires condom use on porn actors in Los Angeles received approval to circulate petitions to create a city of Los Angeles department of public health.

Berkeley's Chez Panisse restaurant was damaged by a fire early Friday morning, but a sprinkler in a downstairs dining room may have saved the building from being destroyed, fire officials said. AP

Steven Speilberg reflects on 20 years after "Schindler's List." Jewish Journal

Ross Dress for Less will open Saturday in a former Woolworth's store on Broadway in Downtown Los Anglees, billed as the first national retailer to come to the street in years.

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