Today’s News: Deasy wants more school, New regs for runoff, B backers urge statewide condom law

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School days. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy says he’ll ask the school board to restore five days that were removed from the school year because of budget cuts. In addition Deasy says he’ll ask the board to restore five additional furlough days for district employees. Deasy’s move follows the passage of Prop. 30 this week. The measure eliminated the threat of billions of additional cuts to public education in California. L.A. Daily News

Runoff rules. The L.A. Regional Water Board has adopted new standards for cities to clean-up runoff  flowing into the Pacific Ocean. The new rules place restrictions on 33 pollutants and require cities to capture storm water for drinking supplies. Municipal officials estimate it will cost billions of dollars to clean up urban runoff and to replenish aquifers. But environmental groups say the regulations lack an enforcement mechanism and don’t go far enough. L.A. Times

Covering their bases. The groups behind this week’s county ballot measure requiring porn actors to wear condoms have a new goal: they want to take the law statewide. The Daily News reports backers are looking for a sponsor in the Legislature. Measure B passed with 55 percent of the vote in L.A. County. The porn industry says it plans to challenge the law in court. L.A. Daily News

Familiar faces. The dynamics of the state Assembly have changed since Tuesday’s election, but the leaders will remain the same. Connie Conway has been re-elected as Assembly Republican Leader. And Assembly Speaker John Perez will retain his leadership role for Democrats. Two pending races will determine if Democrats achieve a veto-proof supermajority in the Assembly, as they have in the state Senate. Sacramento Bee

House in disorder. Officials with the L.A. Housing Authority say they agree with many of the findings of a critical new audit by City Controller Wendy Greuel – and will use the report to help guide reforms. Greuel says oversight is lax and financial mismanagement rampant at the billion-dollar-a-year agency. The audit was launched last year amid reports of high spending by Housing Authority officials, and criticism of a million-dollar payout to the agency’s former director. L.A. Times

Air ball. USC officials insist a student manager acted on his own when he took some of the air out of footballs used by the Trojans in their game with Oregon last Saturday. The NCAA has fined the USC football program $25 thousand for the indiscretion. It didn’t help. The Trojans lost to the Ducks 62-51. USA Today

Hoops happening. Pauley Pavilion officially reopens to the public this evening when the Bruins basketball team takes on Indiana State. Doors will open an hour before the 7:30 game for a dedication ceremony with speeches by Chancellor Gene Block and family members of late Bruin coach John Wooden. The university just wrapped up a two-and-a-half-year, $136 million-dollar renovation of the arena. ESPN L.A.