Worst mass killing in OC history, new sheriff abuse report, feds to target media in pot war, Art Walk tonight and KCSN gets rock star support.
Plus morning headlines from Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed.
L.A. County’s Office of Independent Review details 12 disturbing incidents of abuse by deputies in the jails and says the numb er of cases in which deputies get away with excessive force may be on the rise. LAT, Witness LA, report PDF
Federal prosecutors are preparing to target newspapers, radio stations and other media outlets that advertise medical marijuana dispensaries in California, another escalation in the Obama administration's newly invigorated war against the state's pot industry. California Watch
A Field Poll finds that Californians have become unusually cynical about ballot measures. Bee
How the state Fair Political Practices Commission raised red flags about Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. Capitol Weekly
The City Council voted formally to support Occupy L.A. City Maven
Artist Lalo Alcaraz has posted an Occupy LA cartoon/poster. His website
City Hall wants the monthly Downtown Art Walk to pay $8,800 toward the cost of city services for the crowded event, which returns tonight. LA Weekly
The L.A. Board of Public Works voted unanimously to support a ban of plastic and paper bags. LA Weekly
State lawmakers heard various ideas for improving the Los Angeles River in the Valley. DN
KCSN-FM is getting some celebrity support: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the first KCSN Benefit Concert on Saturday, Oct. 29, on the Cal State Northridge campus. U2, Coldplay, Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and Robbie Robertson have contributed signed guitars to be auctioned. Release
The suspect in the celebrity phone hacking case is a 35-year-old Florida cybserstalker who the FBI says would guess passwords to break into the email accounts of Scarlett Jojansson, Mila Kunis and others. LAT
Bob Miller, the Los Angeles Kings' broadcaster for more than 30 years, turned 73 yesterday.
Guerilla poster artist Robbie Conal is the guest on "Patt Morrison at 1:44 p.m. on KPCC.
The Los Angeles Press Club's annual meeting is tonight at 7 p.m.
California has 988,000 people who have been unemployed for more than 6 months. California Watch
The Smoke House in Burbank celebrated 65 years in business. DN
This week’s "SoCal Connected" on KCET explores two troubling health trends – the growing number of ‘Personal Belief Exemptions’ to opt out of vaccinating children and the increase of diabetes, a leading cause of death among African-Americans. Friday, 8:30 p.m.
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