1. The bathroom at the Santa Monica Pier is a finalist in the "America's Best Restroom" contest (and, yes, there's a blog). Cintas Corporation
2. Pomona City Hall is all about public service. A Pomona Councilwoman resigned her seat only to get reappointed to it by her colleagues, all part of a stunt to boost her public retirement pay. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
3. Slake editor Laurie Ochoa, formerly of the LA Weekly, talks about the effort to put out a high-quality, printed literary magazine in the age of the Internet. WWLA?
4. Texas journalism is getting smaller, as Hearst makes the first moves toward consolidation at its Houston and San Antonio papers. Poynter