Day's first cut at the news after the jump.
LAPD sets up critical incident bureau
The new group will specialize in crowd control. DN
Wendy McCaw op-ed
The owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press uses an online-only piece at LATimes.com to smear her critic Lou Cannon and to position her paper as taking a lead in a new wave of anti-elite journalism. Just what her mega-elite friends in Montecito want: a newspaper with no reporters, credibility or guts. LAT
Another LAX close call
A departing cargo jet came too close for comfort to an arriving Delta flight on Tuesday night. It's the fourth incident of the year. Breeze, LAT
New (and old) L.A. college chancellor
Marshall "Mark" Drummond is returning to head the L.A. community college system. LAT
Familiar names with Fred Thompson
Former Lt. Gov. Mike Curb and longtime Republican consultant Ken Reitz are on the Fred Thompson for president team, says Joe Scott. Body Politic
Those Syrian musicians on Northwest flight 327
The Daily Breeze looks into the incident three years ago where passengers got nervous about the actions of a dozen Middle-Eastern men who, it turned out, had no terrorist connections or criminal intent.
Ducks up 2-zip
As the color commentators enthused afterward, who said a 1-0 hockey game can't be exciting? The Canadian talking heads on Versus seemed a little shocked that a team from SoCal could be this good and a building in Anaheim that loud.
Marcus Allen clarification
The deputy mayor is leaving to work for a new joint venture between City Hall lobbyists Arnie Berghoff (as noted Wednesday) and Harvey Englander.
Kate Sullivan's love letter to the Dodgers
She's a happy fan. LA Weekly
J. Edgar Hoover's black relatives
Rancho Cucamonga woman tells the story of her family. Our Weekly