Thursday Roll Call


Mayor Villaraigosa has threatened L.A. city managers with layoffs, which would be the first since the early 80s. [Daily News]

LA Weekly digs into why turnstiles will soon be installed at L.A. subway stations, and isn’t taking MTA CEO Roger Snobles reasons as fact.

USC’s Marshall School of Business has been enlisted by the F.B.I. to develop marketing plans to aid recruitment. [Daily Trojan]


The 10.6 million-acre California Desert Conservation Area may be excluded from federally protected status just because it doesn’t have the word “national” in its name. [LA Times]


Bakersfield could be the next California community require mandatory spaying and neutering of pets. [Bakersfield Californian]

Robert at the new California High Speed Rail Blog is skeptical of the proposed “public private partnership” to build and manage the project.

Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, D-Burbank has proposed anti-piracy legislation that would increase the amount of damages copyright holders may be entitled to and would also allow prosection of anyone who helps transport pirated material. [Daily News]


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