Duty calls away from the desk so it's Morning Buzz Lite today...
Don't even pretend you're surprised
Frank Gehry's vision of the Grand Avenue project is running about 40% over the original budget. He's looking for ways to contain costs. Same for the LAPD headquarters, of course.
City and ACLU agree to end Skid Row tent camps
LAPD will be free to arrest daytime sleepers or anyone even lying down in public downtown, Chief Bratton tells the Times.
You didn't win a genius grant — again
But UCLA mathematician Terence Tao did. He's 31.
No change on Hathout
The Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission reaffirmed its award to Muslim leader Maher Hathout despite an outcry from some Jewish organizations.
Judge Real to defend himself
U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real will head to Washington for a Thursday hearing that might lead to impeachment over seven-year-old charges that he helped a woman in bankruptcy proceedings after overseeing her probation in an unrelated case, says the Daily Journal.
LA Biz Observed is right: USC Annenberg dean Geoffrey Cowan's decision to retire next year did get remarkably little play. Completely missed it here. Here's the release.
Veronique de Turenne comes face to face with a hawk.