Morning Buzz: Monday 9.17.12

Facing severe criticism of his leadership, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finds himself confronting his toughest political test since he took the helm of the nation's largest sheriff's department nearly 14 years ago. LAT
Plus Baca op-ed: We are fixing the jails

rickcarusocrop.jpgRick Caruso still playing the media on the will he or won't he run for mayor question. LAT

Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoff. DN

San Jose police, in a dispute with the city's mayor, gave him a ticket for not signaling a right turn — while in a right-turn only lane. Bad move, says columnist. San Jose Mercury

A feature on the Survey LA effort to discover all historic structures in the Valley. DN

Ten greatest songs of Antonio Aguilar, the ranchera legend who got his own statue at Placita de Dolores near Olvera street. OC Weekly

The time Dick Cavett met Stan Laurel in the Oceana Apartments in Santa Monica. NYT

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is on schedule to arrive over Los Angeles on Thursday and land at LAX. LAT

Actress Amanda Bynes was ticketed again this morning for driving on a suspended license and had her car impounded. City News Service

T. J. Simers had his breakthrough conversation with Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez, thus averting years of columns harassing the player for not giving Simers good quote. LAT

The Olympic champion U.S. women's soccer team beat Australia 2-1 on Sunday at Home Depot Center, then the players gave an on-field tribute to departing coach Pia Sundhage. Daily Breeze

More by Kevin Roderick:
Garcetti plays the Gyllenhaal card
Magic Johnson says he put $50 million into Dodgers deal
Cindy Carcamo lands final project for Register, heads to LAT
Space shuttle Endeavour will delay until Friday
Ex-Assemblyman Carl Washington arrested by FBI
Recent Morning Buzz stories on LA Observed:
Morning Buzz: Monday 9.17.12
Morning Buzz: Friday 9.14.12
Morning Buzz: Thursday 9.13.12
Morning Buzz: City IDs for the illegal?
Morning Buzz: Baca's jails and AEG's influence

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