The top watchdog at the Los Angeles Fire Department complained Wednesday that fire officials aren't providing him access to the information he needs to do his job. LAT
The co-director of an aquarium cut the line to free a great white shark over the objections of a fisherman on the Manhattan Beach pier. Daily Breeze
Expedia and its other travel booking sites have stopped booking in the city of Arcadia after a new hotel tax was applied to online sites. SGV Tribune
Former LA Times foreign correspondent Rick Paddock was hired as regional enterprise editor in the Bay Area for the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Vin Scully talks to Patt Morrison for a column. LAT op-ed
Lance Armstrong was given an extension to appeal his sanctions by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USA Today
Marion Cunningham, an icon of American cooking, died at age 90. LAT