Morning Buzz: Tuesday, 10.10.06

Dr. Phil house shut down
Had been terrorizing mid-Wilshire neighborhood.
Women dress better when they are ovulating
Turns out there are visual cues to when women are at their most fertile, a UCLA study concludes.
Gang murder of 3-year-old was "intentional"
Kaitlyn Avila was shot and her father wounded as they got out of their car Sunday in Baldwin Village. "This wasn't an accident or case of her getting caught in the fire," LAPD deputy chief Charles Beck said. "He intended to kill her. This was callous killing. It is beyond even what gangsters consider usual."
AFTER THE JUMP: Antonio in China, culture clash at LAFD and more news.
Politics
Antonio in China
Duke Helfand's LAT blog reports on an unscheduled Beijing meeting with Henry Kissinger.
Taking on Santa Monica Mountains conservancy
A group of unidentified taxpayers says the agency is misusing bond funds.
Trouble at LAFD
Daily News rounds up criticism of the department culture.
Media
More Tavis Smiley
This time it's the New York Times looking at the author-host-entrepreneur.
Ruth Reichl too
The Gourmet editor, author and former restaurant critic at the NYT and LAT has a show on public television called Diary of a Foodie.
Noted
UCLA frat house burns
A vacant fraternity house on Gayley Avenue suffered $50,000 in damage from a fire that required 95 firefighters to put out.

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LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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