Morning Buzz: Tuesday 2.12.13

Profilers and analysis are trying to answer this about fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner: Methodical, well-trained professional or panicked amateur in over his head? LAT

One of the protection details guarding Dorner's alleged targets is using KCRW producer Darrell Satzman's back yard in Glendale. WWLA

Wendy Greuel says that her call with the police union for 12,000 LAPD officers wasn't a promise but a goal to strive for: “If – if – we have additional revenue, if our economy comes back, we should prioritize a portion of that for making sure we have more firefighters and more police officers.” KPCC | Also: My KCRW segment last night on the mayoral race

Mayor Villaraigosa said he wants LA Zoo administrators to look at ways to bring in more revenue including charging for parking for the first time, developing a 4D theater and other attractions, as well as applying to become a sign district to bring in revenue from billboards. DN

City Council candidate Matt Szabo, a former deputy mayor, said that city officials are using "fuzzy math" to overstate the size of the projected budget shortfall. LAT

Metrolink's chief financial officer, Nancy Weiford, resigned following a scathing report that revealed accounting irregularities, poor management and record-keeping that made it difficult for board members to understand the agency's financial situation. LAT

Sometime LA Times sports writer Chuck Culpepper wrote and talked about about being gay. "I am that exotic creature, a gay male sportswriter..." Sports on Earth, Sherman Report

The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, writes Phil Bronstein, "sat in a wicker chair in my backyard, wondering how he was going to feed his wife and kids or pay for their medical care." Center for Investigative Reporting

Josh Grossberg, an assistant city editor at the Daily Breeze, is leaving to do PR for County-USC Medical Center, per an office memo.

civic-center-wright.jpgThe Never Built: Los Angeles project reached its Kickstarter goal.

The latest Earth satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. AP

More by Kevin Roderick:
Dorner in shootout with police, two deputies down. Dorner may be in cabin in Angelus Oaks area. Roads closed out of Big Bear area, schools locked down.
Greuel goes up with another TV spot, on waste theme
Unfortunate ad placement o' the day
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