In last night's mayoral campaign debate, Greuel hit at Garcetti for that 2009 email about the solar power measure on the ballot, and Garcetti stressed that Greuel could not be independent from the unions and other groups spending millions on her. Coverage: LAT, KPCC, NBC 4
Garcetti amended two years of financial disclosure statements to belatedly report his ownership interest in that Beverly Hills property that leased the oil rights to a drilling operation. LAT
Emily's List goes negative against Garcetti with a mailer that accuses the candidate of living "a Hollywood lifestyle." There likely goes a whole bunch of future contributions to Emily's List. Daily News
The LA Times opinion desk posted video interviews with Garcetti and Greuel. LAT
Five (good) reasons to care about the LA mayoral race. LA Weekly
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce this morning the details of the next citywide gun buyback program.
The City Attorney's office is investigating the Sacramento Bee's report that Nevada’s primary state psychiatric hospital bused indigent mentally ill patients with few or no resources to California cities. LAT
Three competing marijuana measures on the May 21 city ballot have divided L.A.'s lucrative medical cannabis industry, with each side accusing the other of trying only to protect profits, not do what is best for patients. LAT
A Los Angeles jury has acquitted one current and one former LAPD officer of perjury and falsifying a police report stemming from a drunk driving stop three years ago. KPCC
In the wake of Boston, a question for media outlets: is your social media editor destroying your organization? The Awl
The LA Times website referred for awhile to the late performer Richie Havens as "Ronnie" Havens.
The book on morning TV by NYT reporter Brian Stelter was slammed in a New York Times review. Daily Beast
The Blockbuster video at Wilshire and La Brea is fixing to close. "The last Blockbuster in Hollywood," says BuzzFeed.
Katy Tur, an NBC News correspondent who has been reporting from Boston in the aftermath of last week's bombings, is the daughter of LA helicopter reporter Bob Tur. LA Radio
LAX faces substantial flight delays due to controller furloughs. DN
An emergency message displayed on monitors telling LAX passengers to evacuate was mistakenly triggered by a contract worker, airport officials said. LAT, CNS
UCLA officials banned smoking and all other tobacco use on campus, the UC school to do so. LAT, UCLA Newsroom
What SimCity tells us about America’s metropolitan optimism. Pacific Standard
“Everybody Must Get Stoned”: MOCA’s far-out gala. Culture Grrl
Some of Jenni Rivera's family will be at the City Council meeting this morning to be honored. They also perform Sunday at Fiesta Broadway.
An Indo-Pacific house gecko, a type of lizard not previously documented in Southern California, was found in a downspout at a home in Torrance. SoCal Wild