- A Tale of Two Budgets With L.A. County facing a $300 million deficit, the Board of Supervisors approved a $22.8 billion budget tilted toward helping the unemployed and foreclosed. Meanwhile, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa submitted a $7 billion city spending plan he hopes will maintain city services without layoffs and through wage reductions and departmental consolidations. Long Beach Press-Telegram, Associated Press
- Waiter, My Check! Claremont's Buca di Beppo restaurant pulled the plug on a Monday evening GOP event headlined by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Immortal Scully L.A. Dodger announcer Vin Scully will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Tuesday in this, his 60th year at the mike. LAist
- AG O'Brien? Republicans appear eager to run Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom O'Brien as their candidate for California Attorney General in 2010. O'Brien, the top federal prosecutor for L.A. and other parts of Southern California, has not indicated his intention to seek Jerry Brown's job. Brown is widely expected to run for governor next year. L.A. Times
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Perez Hilton Sued An Ohio woman has sued online gossipeur Perez Hilton, claiming she lost her job after Hilton posted her name and workplace address following an angry email she'd sent him. Diane Wargo says Hilton acted out of revenge for her calling him a "big, fat pig" in a email. City New Service