Tuesday quick news and notes

If you missed it, as I did, City Council President Herb Wesson received a C+ from the LA Times editorial board's exercise assigning letter grades to local politicians. Next up, apparently, is the mayor.

Cartoonist Ted Rall and his supporters say an enhanced version of a scratchy old barely audible LAPD audio tape further backs up his version of what happened when he got a jaywalking ticket 14 years ago. Remember, LA Times editors dropped Rall as a contributor last week after concluding his recent blog post about the incident was inaccurate. NY Observer, Ted Rall, Police Protective League

The National Park Service posted photos of 3 to 4-week-old female mountain lion kittens P-43 (born to P-23 near Malibu Creek State Park) and P-44 (born to P-35 in the Santa Susanas.) Photos of the cubs are posted at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area wildlife blog.

p-43-kitten.jpg p-44-kitten.jpgP-43, left, and P-44.

Controversial former LAPD detective Frank Lyga, fired over racist comments about a shooting, sued in federal court to get his job back even though he retired. LAT

The City Council is moving toward regulating and/or taxing rentals through AirBnB. KPCC

The Hill named its 50 most beautiful people in politics for this year and included Rep. Norma Torres, a Pomona Democrat; Yusef Parray, an Angeleno who works for Rep. Mike Honda; and Fox News contributor Michelle Fields, who is from Woodland Hills.

Bon Appetit put four LA restaurants on its list of the 50 best new places across the country: Alimento, Gjusta, Jon & Vinny's and Petit Trois. LAT

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