Curated news, notes and observations most weekdays from LA Observed.
Tesla has ruled out California as the location for a new $5-billion battery factory. Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas are in the running for as many as 6,500 jobs. LAT
Mayor Eric Garcetti officially began the search for a new port director. DN
Personal data of as many as 168,500 patients of Los Angeles County medical facilities may have been stolen in a break-in at a county contractor's office last month. LAT
The Los Angeles Marathon is Sunday with a number of street closures and higher security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. DN
Officially, the organizer of the early morning Marathon Crash bicycle race cancelled because the city required a permit, but some riders plan to go anyway. LAT
Long Beach mayoral candidate Bonnie Lowenthal sent out a mailer showing the San Diego skyline. LAT
An exhibit this month at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse features the role of 20th-century female mariachis. LAT