Morning Buzz: Thursday 2.27.14

Rainy Thursday short stack

When the gunman opened fire in an LAX terminal last year, the police dispatcher who received the call didn't know where to send officers because no one was on the line and the airport communications system didn't identify that the call was coming from a security checkpoint emergency phone. AP

Thousands of recent applicants for open slots at the LAFD were eliminated from consideration without their knowledge because of a decision by city officials to only process applications in which the physical fitness test record was submitted within the first 60 seconds. LAT

Los Angeles firefighters on average earned nearly $43,000 in overtime in 2013, up nearly 20% from the year before, according to data released Tuesday by City Controller Ron Galperin. LAT, DN

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office releases names of members of the upcoming trade delegation to Mexico. DN

Candidates for LA sheriff found their desired website names were already taken and pointed to Paul Tanaka's campaign website. LAT

Forget the NSA, the LAPD spies on millions of innocent folks, says the LA Weekly.

The Motion Picture Association of America is boosting its donations to Republican groups in hopes of increasing its clout. WSJ

It's been generations since a high-rise building had its debut on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, but the skyline is finally in for a dramatic change: 34 stories at Broadway and 4th. LAT

pigeon-flyers-sport.jpgFinding community and beauty in the sport of flying roller pigeons in Pacoima. KCRW

Many Dodger fans facing ‘blue-out’ as games begin. KCRW

Watch Downtown LA’s new 32-story Onni Tower rise halfway in 21-second time lapse. Brigham Yen

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