Afternoon Cram: Papal’s Got a Brand New Bag

Pope Benedict XVI has tendered his resignation and everything else you need to know from today’s news headlines

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The Pope, Citing Health Reasons, Has Made the Extremely Rare Papal Decision to Resign
He’ll be handing over the keys to the Popemobile at the end of this month.
[LAT]

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney To Help Select The Next Pope
Yes, that Cardinal Mahoney.
[DN]

Eric Garcetti First Mayoral Candidate To Air Spanish Language Ad
Quiere el voto Latino.
[LAO]

Movie Ranch Helicopter Crash Victims Identified
David Gibbs, Michael Donatelli, and Darren Rydstrom were killed Sunday morning.
[NBCLA]

91-Year-Old Mauled To Death By Pet Pit Bulls
“It appears to be a horrific accident.”
[CBSLA]

Fugitive Christopher Dorner Officially Charged With Murder
The Riverside County District Attorney filed charges today.
[DN]

Kobe Bryant #NotCool With Homophobic Tweet
The Laker reminds a fan that “using ‘your gay’ ain’t OK”!
[ESPNLA]

Everyone Watched the Grammys Last Night
Well, 28.4 million people did to be exact.
[Variety]

California Nuclear Initiative Could Make Ballot
An initiative that would close California’s two nuclear power plants is gathering signatures.
[KCET]

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