Friday quick links:
- The chairman and CEO of the embattled High-Speed Rail Authority both stepped down. Bee, LAT, WSJ
- Lot of politics in the debate over whether the LAPD should continue to impound cars of unlicensed drivers for 30 days. DN
- Los Angeles missed out on $23.1 million it should have earned from the city's bus stop furniture contract, according to an audit by Controller Wendy Greuel. DN
- Sheriff's deputy Henry Marin, charged with smuggling heroin into county jail in a burrito, was dismissed from the academy his first time around and portrayed as the class bumbler on the reality TV show, "The Academy." LAT
- How former sports agent Leigh Steinberg hit bottom. Alcohol is a factor. OC Register
- The Natural History Museum announced plans for another expansion, an exhibit space called “Becoming Los Angeles” to open in December focused on ecology and human history.
- British born LA-based photographer Steve Shaw apparently has a hit with his magazine of "tastefully" nude women, Treats. Fishbowl LA, Daily Beast