Mitt Romney is suspending his presidential campaign, CBS News reports.
OC beach toll road voted down
The California Coastal Commission rejected plans to build a toll highway through San Onofre State Beach. LAT
Sam Zell is in town
This is the day Sam Zell is scheduled to stop in at the L.A. Times offices. He's due at First and Spring for an hour from 9:30, at the Olympic printing plant downtown at 11:30 and at what remains of the LAT's presence in Orange County at 2:30. His appearance in the main offices will be beamed to bureaus in Washington, New York and a few other places.
Architectural review of BCAM
Christopher Hawthorne sees a clash between the visions of Eli Broad and LACMA chief Michael Govan: "What a visit to the new LACMA makes clear is the extent to which the western half of its campus has become contested space, straining to hold two very different ideas of how a museum in Los Angeles should look and operate....Much of the fun of making sense of the expanded museum, in fact, lies in figuring out whose influence and sensibility can be glimpsed in which parts of the new construction." The Broad Contemporary Art Museum opens Feb. 16. LAT
Rudy Giuliani for mayor?
Patt Morrison offers him up if Antonio Villaraigosa joins a Clinton cabinet. "What would Rudy bring to L.A.? He's deliciously mean. Maybe Villaraigosa can deliver the political shiv with the best of them, but even when Giuliani smiles, he scares me." LAT Op-Ed
Gates Foundation head to step down
Patty Stonesifer, who is the wife of commentator and editor Michael Kinsley, will leave as chief executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by the end of the year. NYT