Morning Buzz

Wednesday, 8.9.06

Morning Buzz
Dodgers streak reaches 11
They beat the Rockies and Daily News columnist Steve Dilbeck eats crow.
Beauty comes before duty — or not
Some veterans are upset that the inscription at the gate of the new Veteran's Park in Brentwood reads "Beauty, Honor, Country" in a play on the West Point slogan.
What's up with the Valley?
Seven murders since Friday and robberies of all kinds up 15%, while crime is down in the rest of the city. Police don't know why heists are rising so fast: up 46% in the West Valley. LAT, DN, In the Oaks
The crimes include purse snatchings, strong-armed robberies of personal electronics such as iPods and a highly publicized string of more than 200 takeover robberies of restaurants and other businesses.

"We're looking to keep the public's attention on this issue," Bratton said at a news conference. "If somebody sees something even in the moment sees somebody going into one of these restaurants or lounges, putting on the mask or putting on the gloves, or in 100-degree temperature sees somebody walking into a shopping mall with gloves on that's what is known in our business as a clue."

Death by murder
Clifton Cafeteria heiress and philanthropist Jean Clinton Roeschlaub was killed, Glendale police say.
AFTER THE JUMP:Ethics and the Garcettis, Councilman No, Pat Tillman and Narda Zacchino, Robert Shapiro, Garry Abrams, William H. Macy and Harris K. Telemacher.
Politics
More term limits fallout
Beth Barrett story in the Daily News focuses on the Garcettis, father and son.
The Honorable Councilman No
Curbed L.A. says that planner types like them think that staffers for Councilman Bill Rosendahl only need to know one word: no.
Media
Pat Tillman book
Hyperion won the rights to an untitled book by Mary Tillman, mother of the former NFL player killed by other American soldiers in Afghanistan, and Narda Zacchino, deputy editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. Steve Wasserman at Kneerim and Williams represented the authors. Connections galore: Zacchino was a top editor over the Los Angeles Times Book Review when Wasserman was the section's editor. She is married to former Times columnist and web entrepreneur Robert Scheer; Wasserman used to be Scheer's LAT research assistant.
Book on Schwarzenegger
Times reporter Joe Mathews talked about The People's Machine with Val Zavala last night on Life & Times on KCET.
Huell's new show
CityBeat's interview with Huell Howser drops in that he next month he will launch a new weekly show devoted to downtown Los Angeles. News to me.
Top 25 fictional Angelenos
Blogging.la is rolling out its faves. So far they are at #16 Jupiter Jones. Others on the list include Jim Rockford, Roger Rabbit and Steve Martin's L.A. Story weatherman, Harris K. Telemacher
Media gossip
Was that Dean Singleton in the Daily Breeze offices last Friday?
Noted
Robert Shapiro settles
On the eve of jury selection, the prominent L.A. lawyer made peace with an attorney who sued over $6 million from the proceeds of what the Times calls a death futures scam.
Times catches up on Garry Abrams
Obituary notes that he was a staff writer in View before leaving and eventually landing at the Daily Journal.
Today
William H. Macy
The actor chats with Elvis Mitchell on "The Treatment," 2:30 pm on KCRW.
Around LA Observed
Earlier at News & Chatter
Full text of Mel Gibson's fundraising letter for McClintock, where the beaches are closed, Gary Webb book.
On the blogs
Native Intelligence: The day the Sixties died, and an L.A. rite of passage.
LA Biz Observed: Morning headlines.
SoCal Sports Observed: David Neiman interviews painter Stanley Silver, the Dodgers streak hits 11, and why press box interns should rejoice today.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Morning Buzz stories on LA Observed:
Thursday news and notes
A little bit of mid-week reading
A few links from a few different places
Let's talk about anything but the weather
A few links from here and there
A couple of links from a couple of places
A bit of news from a few places
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14


 

LA Observed on Twitter