Morning Buzz: Design flaws, jails and news briefs

A group of high-profile architects advising Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the downtown football stadium is recommending a redesign of the Convention Center part of the project, pointing out what they see as major design flaws. DN

The ACLU released a report alleging a high frequency of head injuries inflicted on county jail inmates by sheriff's deputies. DN

According to an Amnesty International report to be released Thursday, conditions within California's high-security prison housing units "breach international standards on humane treatment." LAT

city-hall-park-closed.jpgFrom City Hall to suburban Van Nuys: Occupy L.A. looks much different one year later. LA Weekly

District Attorney Steve Cooley will endorse Kevin James for mayor Friday morning, according to the James campaign (which revised the date.)

El Segundo police asked the public for help in finding a man who frisked a woman on a city street last week while he was was dressed like a police officer. Daily Breeze

Authorities confirmed Thursday that human remains found by hikers in Pacific Palisades last weekend are those of a 22-year-old UCLA honors student, David John Goeser, who went missing over the summer. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot. LAT

The City Council has resurrected plans to brand the MacArthur Park/Westlake and Pico-Union neighborhoods as the Central American Cultural District. Curbed LA

Thousands of people without medical insurance will flock to Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena today for the start of a four-day free health clinic. City News Service (link fixed)

An entire Redondo Beach medical building disappeared from the tax rolls a few years ago. LAT

Los Angeles River advocates hope to block a $1.6-billion makeover of Universal Studios unless a bike path is created between movie sets and the waterway. DN

LA Times photographer Gary Friedman explains where he was to get his picture of the space shuttle Endeavour flying in front of the Hollywood sign. Readers' Rep

Deborah Needleman, the editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal’s style magazine, has been hired to run T: The New York Times Style Magazine. NYT

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