Truncated Morning Buzz today...
Clinton in town
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in Commerce to speak at the Electrical Training Institute, a facility affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Wires
Gang deaths plunge
Pacheco charged with DUI
City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo filed misdemeanor drunk-driving charges against ex-City Councilman Nick Pacheco, himself a former city prosecutor. He was popped Downtown on New Year's morning. LAT
Port officer who nudged reporter gets off
Sgt. Kevin McCloskey will not be disciplined for checking Azteca America reporter Alicia Unger into a steel container after last Aug. 3's press conference by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. But McCloskey does have a future with the Kings if he wants it. Breeze
Killing coots in Santa Clarita
A homeowners association in Santa Clarita has obtained a “depredation permit” from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that would allow the trapping and killing of native American coots that live at their tract's man-made lake. SCV Talk
More Eli Broad catching up
New travel blog
Also: My LA Observed commentary on KCRW at 4:44 pm will discuss yesterday's transit conference downtown.