Curated news, notes and observations most weekdays from LA Observed.
Ten years after the recall, Schwarzenegger's legacy up for debate. Capital Public Radio
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law changes to Proposition 65, the state's landmark anti-toxins law, that aim to reduce lawsuits and fines for businesses. LAT
Mayor Eric Garcetti maintains a strong approval rating among city voters after 100 days on the job, but most said they hadn’t yet heard enough about him to form a distinct impression, according to a new Pat Brown Institute/Cal State L.A. poll. LAT
Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoff: Measure J may be revived, Garcetti wants Frank Gehry back on the Grand Avenue Project, a Valley caucus on the City Council and more. DN
The California High-Speed Rail Authority named Robert Magnuson as the Director of Communications and Lisa Marie Alley as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs. Magnuson is the former LA Times editor and reporter who recently became board chairman of PBS SoCal.
Andrew Epstein called City Hall's 3-1-1 line the other day about a street services issue and while on hold noticed the interesting choice of music: Missing Persons' "(No one) Walks in LA." What's next, he wonders: the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication"?
Nielsen is introducing a new service to measure what it calls the “unique audience” for Twitter posts about television shows. NYT
Fox News host Anna Kooiman fell for an spoof story and said on the air that President Obama "has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture." Mediaite
Esquire has made Scarlett Johansson the magazine's first two-time designee as "sexiest woman alive." There's a cover story to go with it, of course.
Paul Tanaka says he will campaign for sheriff in 88 cities in 88 days. Daily Breeze
Richard Riordan and Eli Broad look back on their fundraising campaign to get the Walt Disney Concert Hall built ten years ago and they say "private generosity plus political will equals civic success. It's a lesson Los Angeles can't afford to forget." LAT Op-ed
Pilots arriving at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX park their jets with the use of a laser-guided system — no more men with glow sticks or flashlights. Daily Breeze
There's a big drawback to naming your airport Bob Hope or John Wayne — people don't know where you are. LAT
Israel's medical marijuana industry has roots in Los Angeles, but they do it better over there. Jewish Journal
Whenever Hollywood needs to stage a slobs-versus-snobs invasion, it turns to Los Angeles’ Biltmore Hotel. A.V. Club
Berendo Street Baptist Church in Koreatown has gotten the OK for a major expansion. Land Use LA
This is different: An online photo gallery of U.S. Olympic athletes (winter variety) where the boys and girls are allowed to keep their clothes on. The Guardian
The Dodgers will open the stadium gates at 3:30 p.m. for tonight's playoff game with the Atlanta Braves. Game time is 6:37 p.m.
The Kings open their home season tonight at Staples Center.
When a website asks "Are you sure you want to leave this page?" I wish it would then run its hands up and down its body in a suggestive way.— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) October 7, 2013