- GOP Reps Change Tunes Obama budget critics Buck McKeon and Kevin McCarthy, two conservative Antelope Valley congressmen, are seeking $187 million in earmarks for their districts. Antelope Valley Press
- Broken Records Dozens of computers containing records on 7,000 credit card accounts and 800 tax filings were stolen from a huge office complex in Woodland Hills known as the Chateau. L.A. Daily News
- Ain't No Mountain High Enough Nicholas Rice of Hermosa Beach set out this weekend to attempt a solo ascent of Manaslu, the world's eighth highest mountain. Last year, during a failed attempt to reach the summit of K2, also in the Himalayas, Rice was on the mountain when 11 other climbers lost their lives. Daily Breeze
Toy Gun, Real Bullets Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a Compton man they say waved what turned out to be a toy gun at them. Associated Press
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- Budget Whoas The L.A. City Council's Budget and Finance Committee meets Monday for an all-day session to iron out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's $7 billion proposed budget. Committee Web Site