Monday news and notes: 6.2.14

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Campaign 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat, says the USC Dornsife-LA Times Poll. LAT, AP

County Supervisor candidates vie for votes as election nears. LAT

Outsider could end 100-year tradition by becoming L.A. County sheriff. LAT

Voters guide to the sheriff's race. LA Weekly

L.A. County Assessor's Race: Who Will Replace John Noguez? LA Weekly

In Waxman's West LA Congressional district, it's not all glamour and glitz. KPCC

News and notes

James Risen, the NYT reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information, lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources. AP

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay $36.1 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a 55-year lease on the former May Co. department store where the academy's movie museum is scheduled to open in 2017. LAT

The Long Beach Register will go from six days a week to one day and plans to furlough an undisclosed number of staff, according to well-placed sources, per the OC Business Journal.

At the L.A. Times, Dean Baquet Dispatched a Strike Force to Rescue Stories Held Hostage. LA Weekly

Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a new website Saturday loaded with information on how the city works. LAT, Data LA

City Hall has a backlog of 300 requests for new traffic signals. Rick Orlov/Tipoff

Seven Curious Things I Learned About City Council Members From Their Websites. Downtown News

Elliot O. Rodger's killings in Isla Vista followed years of withdrawal. NYT

Peter Rodger and Richard Martinez, the father of the Isla Vista shooter and of one of the victims, met privately Sunday at a coffee shop in Santa Barbara and agreed to work together. KEYT, AP

Is Still Car Crazy, and We Shouldn't Apologize For That. LA Weekly

Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, a self-described political junkie with an extensive background in Bay Area public relations, is the subject of a nationwide manhunt after FBI agents said they found explosives in his San Francisco apartment. SF Chronicle

$2 Billion for Clippers? In Time, It May Be a Steal for Steve Ballmer. NYT

What the future may hold for Derek Fisher, possibly with the Lakers or Knicks. NYT

Ann B. Davis, the actress best known as the housekeeper Alice on "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday in San Antonio at age 88. LAT

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