A few links to limber up those early-morning fingers:
Big surf, big wind, big rain - a big week for weather. David Reyes in the LAT.
** Thief steals $100,000 banked by Skid Row homeless in a Union Rescue Mission safe. Cops make arrest. Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Carla Hall in the LAT.
NY to LA and back again
No joy in Brooklyn
More paper cuts
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach plan ban on pre-1989 trucks. NYT.
Health issues force Tom Hennessy to end his column in the Press-Telegram after 27 years. (Except for the part where, when he's feeling better, he'll start filing on Sundays...) P-T.
No, there she is!
Miss Barstow ascends to the Miss California throne following an "accounting error". Miss Los Angeles forced to step down. Another setback in Donald 'You're fired!' Trump's Miss Universe Organization, which controls the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants. Mercury-News.
LAist rounds up this week's book store readings.
That's all from me until tomorrow. Any tips, ideas, (kind) thoughts and, as always, corrections of my typos, welcome at veronique (at) laobserved dot com. (Try and make sense of that, infernal spambots.)