Change at the top at county jail, Villaraiosa wants to borrow Measure R funds, what Occupy LA plans for Friday, Kirsten Dunst, Tyler Shields and the Getty acquires some photos. And much more inside, plus Mark Lacter's morning healines at LA Biz Observed.
Looking to end his term "with a burst of public works projects," Mayor Villaraigosa has been quietly assembling a plan to borrow 27 years worth of Measure R tax revenue to repair nearly one-fourth of the city's streets. LAT
Occupy LA is planning a Friday morning march through Downtown again, aimed at banks and the so-called financial district. LA Weekly
The City Council's transportation committee is recommending a change in the Los Angeles ordinance to allow the long-standing practice known as "apron parking. DN
George Skelton admires the new documentary of former Gov. Pat Brown by two of his granddaughters: "It's very complimentary. But it also accurately reflects today's virtually unanimous view of Pat Brown: He was a great governor." LAT
Speculation about how Dr. Conrad Murray funded an expansive legal team "focused Wednesday on a British documentary made with Murray's cooperation and purchased recently by NBC for broadcast on its cable network MSNBC this weekend." LAT
Kirsten Dunst on "Melancholia." Fresh Air
KSWD/100.3 FM, known as The Sound, tied Classic Rock rival KLOS-FM in the 25-54 demographic in the October Arbitron ratings. OC Register
Playboy Enterprises has been sued by a charity party guest at the Playboy Mansion who complained that he was charged $625 admission while some women were allowed in free and others paid $350. Xbiz
In the controversial, celeb-heavy, often blood-splattered images of L.A. photographer Tyler Shields, this contrast between beauty and dread is definitely intentional. LA Weekly
Michael Gross, author of "Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles," guests on "Patt Morrison" with guest host David Lazarus on KPCC this afternoon.
The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of 72 photographs by 20th century photographer Andreas Feininger, best known for his work for Life magazine.
Another way that Malibu homeowners try to stop you from going to the beach: fake no parking signs. LAT
A new, quicker security screening system is coming next year for American Airlines passengers at LAX. LAT
L.A. Weekly says it inspected nine certified farmers markets in greater Los Angeles and found "a sharp disconnect between the actual practices and the stated policies of adhering to the law." LA Weekly
The former Schaber's Cafeteria on Broadway, heavily damaged in the 1992 riots, will be redeveloped as a Figaro Bistro. Blogdowntown
Curiosity for rent: Inside the Krotona apartments on Vista Del Mar Avenue in Hollywood. LAT
Comedian and civil rights icon Dick Gregory will make a special appearance when Hugh Hefner accepts the Los Angeles Press Club's Lifetime Achievement (in entertainment journalism) award Nov. 17 at the Biltmore Bowl.
Fr. Gregory Boyle will be thge featured guest and speaker at the Los Angeles City Historical Society annual dinner, Dec. 13 at USC's Doheny Library. LACHS
The 52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be Dec. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. It airs this year on KCET and KPFK-FM.