Eavesdropping In: Mayor V Announces Big City Layoffs; 'Lorax' Stolen From Dr. Seuss' Home; Thunder Down Lakers; Mega Millions Drawing Tonight

by Alex Gilman · March 30, 2012

In a remarkably depressing announcement, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announces that the city is more than $220 million short on the budget and city employees should prepare for "a large number" of layoffs. Hope they bought their lottery tickets! [LAT]

A unique bronze statue of The Lorax over 2 feet tall and weighing more than 300 pounds was stolen from Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel's former residence (where his 90 year old widow still lives) in La Jolla. If there's any justice in this world, those guys will get killed by a falling Truffala Tree or something. [USA Today]

The Oklahoma City Thunder and newest member Derek Fisher beat the Lakers handily at Staples last night behind Russell Westbrook's 36 points for a final score of 102-93. [ESPN]

The Mega Millions lottery, which draws tonight at 8pm, has ballooned to $640 million dollars. Even though you technically have a better chance at being struck by lightning, that's the biggest lottery prize in world history, so maybe buy a ticket, just 'cuz? [KTLA]