- Newsmaker: South Gate-s Recall Election
In the City of South Gate, elected officials are responding to charges of rampant corruption by handing out favors and even auctioning off a free house to one lucky resident. One local political scientist says South Gate-s government resembles the PRI, which governed Mexico for 70 years. Richard Marosi, who is covering tomorrow-s recall election for the LA Times, has more on the confused electorate and third world politics.
- Reporter's Notebook: Justice Department Signs Consent Decree with New Times, LA Weekly
Last year, the publishers of LA-s two alternative news weeklies made a deal the US Justice Department saw as an anti-trust case. New Times closed its Los Angeles operation, leaving a clear field for the LA Weekly, in return for the latter closing its paper in Cleveland, giving New Times a monopoly there. One of the beneficiaries could be former LA Mayor, Richard Riordan. Former LA Times editor Michael Parks explains.