Morning Buzz: Short stack Friday

The state's Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted new rules to clean up stormwater runoff into the ocean that will impose costs on Los Angeles and other cities. LAT

The city's housing authority is plagued by bad financial management that causes "questionable practices and poor decisions," according to an audit by Controller Wendy Greuel. LAT, CNS

Councilman Richard Alarcon said on "Which Way, LA?" that he will continue in public service and expects to be exonerated on the criminal charges over his residency. Plus: Dana Bartholomew of the Daily News on the city of San Fernando political dramas. KCRW

Cal State proposed new fees on seniors who stay too long and other students who over-enroll. LANG

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which pushed for mandatory condom use by Los Angeles County porn actors, said it will now take the campaign to Sacramento.

A dead pig dressed in a Mitt Romney T-shirt was dumped at a Republican Party office in Manhattan Beach. CNS

Don Barrett has shut down once and for all. "I believe I have one more career in me and I will decide among three of them (all non-radio) after the holidays," he says in an email to subscribers. All Access

belva-davis-sfchron.jpgBelva Davis, the long-time host of public affairs TV show "This Week in Northern California," retires today. End of an era on KQED in the Bay Area, says journalist Carla Marinucci

KPCC's "Off-Ramp" on Saturday will introduce some of the reporters hired by the station this year.

Dean R. Gits, chief deputy of the federal public defender's office here, died at home of cancer complications at age 68. LAT

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