• Eyesore or Landmark? The Century Plaza Hotel and its fate are a bone of contention between city preservationists enamored with its curving, Jet Age architecture, and the hotel's owner, who wants to raze it and raise a mixed-use development in its stead. L.A. Times

  • No YouthTube for L.A. Times The city's paper of record is dropping its printing-cost support for L.A. Youth, the country's largest not-for-profit newspaper for and by teenagers. L.A. Observed

  • Sheriff Positive L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has withdrawn his support for City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss because of what he calls the Westside Councilman's negative advertising campaign against lawyer and candidate Carmen Trutanich. L.A. Daily News

  • Jay Leno: Patient Zero? NBC talk-show host Jay Leno returned to his nightly program, joking about the 103-degree fever that made him miss two shows — and, yes, about swine flu: “What happened was and I think was a mistake I ate a raw pig a friend brought back from Mexico . . . It was delicious.” Associated Press

  • Overdue Notice Azusa library employees “accidentally” threw away 600 books as part of the library's periodic weeding out process. The town's Friends of the Library Association were able to rescue about 500 of the volumes from a Dumpster, then notified city officials. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • Lakers Hoop It Up The L.A. Lakers handily eliminated the Utah Jazz from the NBA's first round of post-season play, 107-96 at Staples Center. L.A. Daily News

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