Jerry Brown's unpredictability, sheriff's culture, the L.A. River, the Boston Globe and Whitey Bulger and more.
Gov. Brown's unpredictability on bill signings and vetoes confounds Sacramento. Bee
The culture of the Sheriff's Department needs nothing short of a drastic overhaul, the Los Angeles Times says in an editorial.
A legal adviser with the ACLU is dismissing Sheriff Lee Baca's call to reinvestigate cases of alleged brutality at Los Angeles County jails as mere "political damage control" and questioned whether Sheriff's Department "insiders" could be trusted to conduct an impartial investigation. DN
It's "deeply disappointing" that Baca has appointed his second in command, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, to head up a jail investigation task force, says Celeste Fremon. Witness LA
The city Ethics Commission meets today to decide how much to fine Koreatown real estate developer Alexander Hugh for for allegedly making illegal contributions to Mayor Villaraigosa's 2009 campaign, and who was indicted by a grand jury earlier this year on charges that he conspired to circumvent campaign contribution limits, procured false documents and committed forgery. LAT
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes and state Sen. Fran Pavley will chair a hearing on the future of the Los Angeles River and its tributaries across the San Fernando Valley, Wednesday at CBS Studio Center in Studio City.
The Boston Globe is defending its naming of the Icelandic woman who tipped the FBI that fugitive Whitey Bulger was living in Santa Monica. Globe
Jonathan Gold of the LA Weekly won a first place prize for newspaper restaurant criticism in the Association of Food Journalists awards. Romenesko+
KCRW's Warren Olney will receive the inaugural Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from Community Advocates at an event on Oct. 18. Bill Boyarsky of LA Observed will introduce Olney.
Susan Zeidler, a Reuters reporter in L.A., has moved from the media beat to legal stories with a focus on restructuring / bankruptcy. Via Gorkana Alerts
For years, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs drove around Silicon Valley in a a silver 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG without a license plate. LAT
Developer Ed Roski has dropped his demand for a no-cash minority share of any NFL franchise that moves to his proposed stadium in the City of Industry and instead is offering to hand over the 600 acres he controls to any team that relocates there. LAT
One of Orange County's most unusual tombs awaits pianist Roger Williams, who died Saturday at age 87. Los Alamitos Patch
Beatrice Gersh, an art collector and patron who played a significant role in the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art, died at age 87. LAT