This is a holiday week around LAO, so expect light posting. Here's a slimmed down Morning Buzz.
- An L.A. Times editorial urged Controller Wendy Greuel to appeal the ruling that her office does not have the power to conduct performance audits of other elected officials and city programs.
- Two Republican congressmen asked a federal district court in California to unseal all closed records in the prosecution of Anne Masters Sholtz, a former California Institute of Technology economist, in a massive cap-and-trade fraud. Dow Jones
- The process of replacing Paul Krekorian in the state Assembly could involve an April special primary, June runoff and November general election. Orlov's Tipoffs
- The Mike Gatto for Assembly Campaign announced it has banked $200,000 in the race to succeed Krekorian. Via release
- The recession has not taken a bite out of Woodland Hils' Candy Cane Lane. DN
- The U.S. Transportation Department, responding to tarmac horror stories, ordered airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes deplane after three hours. AP
- George Abou-Daoud is preparing to open his sixth restaurant in the heart of Hollywood, all within a one-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard. LA Biz Journal
- Andrew and Brian Kamenetzky announce their departure from the LAT's Lakers blog. As posted earlier, they are headed for ESPN's new L.A. site.