- Newsmaker: Alatorre Gets Three Years Probation for Tax Evasion - Former LA city councilman Richard Alatorre was sentenced to three years probation for tax evasion after admitting that he had accepted 41,000 dollars from influence peddlers. The LA Weekly's Marc Haefele details Alatorre's career, downfall, and political future, which includes a substantial contract with the Department of Water and Power.
- Reporter's Notebook: Public Opposition to El Toro Airport Grows - An appellate court has refused to stop Orange County from accepting petitions for an initiative to build a park on the former El Toro Marine Base. The county had previously planned to build a regional airport on the site. Christian Collet directed the recently released poll by Pacific Opinions, which found a mixture of public sentiments.