- Newsmaker: Mayor Nominates Rebecca Avila as Police Commission Head Mayor Richard Riordan foresees a new and improved police commission after nominating Rebecca Avila to fill the vacancy left by the firing of Gerry Chaleff. Riordan credits Avila with the toughness that helped turn around the LA Ethics Commission. With city council approval, Avila will help set policy for the LAPD.
- Reporter's Notebook: Continued Rain Affects Local Coastline - The LA River and other streams are flowing briskly after the weekend rains, but what are they carrying to the ocean? Huntington Beach's coastline has seen its share of mysterious closures. Research biologist Burt Jones is with USC's Sea Grant program, which will study the cause of the contamination at Huntington Beach.