Morning Buzz: Wednesday 11.14.12

Former LAPD officer Evan Samuel and suspended officer Richard Amio were found guilty of perjury and conspiracy for lying during a drug case and could face prison. LAT

el-sereno-sketches.jpgMore than 250 police, rescue workers and volunteers searched a brush area near El Sereno Recreation Center for a teenage girl reportedly dragged away kicking and screaming by a kidnapper. Clothes were found but LAPD chief Charlie Beck said there was no evidence of a victim in the park. Composite sketches have been released. LAT, KPCC News

City attorney candidates Carmen Trutanich and Mike Feuer will debate tonight at the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association at Notre Dame High School.

Councilman Paul Krekorian apologized Tuesday for an incident involving a fake letter on his "Ask Paul" Patch column, and says he didn't know his communication deputy wrote fake questions. DN

Police Protective League president Tyler Izen challenged former mayor Richard Riordan to a series of three public debates on Riordan's pension reform plan. LAPD.com

The City Clerk approved a second medical marijuana petition for signature gathering.

Mayor Vilaraigosa announced the start of a year and a half of underground utility relocation work for the Westside subway extension.

Long before feminism became a potent political movement in the U.S., Carmen Warschaw cracked glass ceiling after glass ceiling. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe/NBC
Plus: LA Times catches up with a Warschaw obit. Previously on LA Observed

Ribbon cutting will be held at Forever 21’s new Lincoln Heights headquarters at 3880 N Mission Rd. at 10 a.m.

KUSC has lost more than half its core audience over the last 20 months, according to Arbitron, but the classical station says that it's an undercount by the service and that donations are fine. LAT

The Downey Beat website shuts down.

Sandy Close, executive editor and director of Pacific News Service, has been selected as winner of the 2012 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.


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