Gov. Brown on pepper spray, mayor tested by Occupy LA, Chief Beck tweets, blaming the tar pits and more.
Gov. Jerry Brown responded to the UC Davis pepper spray incident for the first time and asked a statewide law enforcement commission to review guidelines for crowd control and "without delay" make "whatever changes are necessary to ensure compliance with First and Fourth Amendment protections against excessive force." Sacto Bee
Former Republican lawmaker Stan Statham regrets term limits. Zocalo Nexus
Mayor Villaraigosa's test over Occupy L.A. WSJ
Beck tweeted after Monday's peaceful encounter with Occupy: "Thank you to the men/women of the LAPD. You've shown true professionalism & restraint during the past several hours-So proud 2 B your Chief!"
James Rainey says Village Voice Media "has launched an exuberant counterattack" against criticism of its sex ads with a lawyer, a public relations firm and two cover stories plus multiple blog posts "that attempt to knock down what the papers call a 'sex-trafficking panic' trumped up by 'sex prohibitionists.'" LAT
AJ Daulerio of Deadspin has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Gawker, and other changes. Read the memo: Romenesko
Sue Grafton talks about her newest mystery at 2:40 on KPCC's "Patt Morrison" show.
Writers Bloc presents Tom Brokaw in conversation with USC media and political expert Marty Kaplan on Wednesday night at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. WB
A shortage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff has forced international airline passengers to wait up to three hours for federal inspections at Los Angeles International Airport. Daily Breeze
Over of oily water from the La Brea Tar Pits has been identified as a source of pollution in Ballona Creek. LAT
The USC School of Public Policy is getting a $50-million donation from the charity established by Sol Price, the late founder of the Price Club warehouse-style shopping chain. LAT
A new 15,663-square-foot cold-storage unit was opened Monday in hopes of substantially increasing LAX's ability to store and ship refrigerated goods while also decreasing delivery costs and times to West Coast destinations. Daily Breeze
Grab a tumbleweed and some shears. It's time to build the Elysian Park snowmen. The Eastsider LA
Former Los Angeles Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Margie Petersen, who co-created the Petersen Automotive Museum with her late husband Robert and ran the Scandia restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, died at 76. LAT