Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Mayor Levels With Base Antonio Villaraigosa painted a bleak economic picture for one of his largest constituencies, organized labor. The mayor suggested shorter work weeks and increased employee retirement contributions as ways to avoid city worker layoffs that could climb to seven percent of the municipal labor force. Associated Press
  • Building Census in Progress A survey of notable L.A. architecture is underway, with plans to create lists of what is worth saving or restoring. LA. Times
  • Water Down the Drain On the eve of countywide water rationing, officials in the San Gabriel Valley are looking at ways of putting to use more recycled water, most of which now goes to recharging groundwater. Pasadena Star-News
  • Weiss Wins Caruso Nod L.A. mall developer Rick Caruso is throwing his support behind City Councilman Jack Weiss in the City Attorney's runoff election. Weiss faces Carmen Trutanich in the May 19 election. L.A. Times
  • 115 Candles Los Angeles resident Gertrude Baines celebrated her 115th birthday, becoming the world's oldest living person. L.A. Times
  • Dodgers' Opening Game: One Down . . . Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda gave up only four hits and one run in five and two-thirds innings to beat San Diego at Petco Park in L.A.'s first game of the 2009 season. L.A. Daily News

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