Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 9.25.06

Legal issues of LAUSD takeover
It's not at all clear the mayor will prevail in court, says LAT legal writer Maura Dolan.
Garcetti's future
The Times picks up on rumblings of dissatisfaction with Council President Eric Garcetti. No revolt yet, just chatter.
Nomar walks off again
Dodgers win on Garciaparra's 9th inning grand slam and stay close to the Padres and Phillies. If they don't make the playoffs, it was the last game at Dodger Stadium this season.
Now we know
If you were curious why mini-watermelons all of a sudden became ubiquitous this summer — and I kind of was — Larry Gordon explains it all in today's LAT. It's all demographics.
Everybody's known for something
Danny Flores, who died at 77, was the Champs band member who wrote and growled "Tequila" in the 1950s instrumental tune of the same name. Does her comment sound a little double-edged: "I can honestly tell you he never got tired of playing that song," said his wife, Sharee.
Copy editor humor
The LA Weekly's copy editors have a blog that gently satirizes the paper's own Style Council blog. And it has been around since April.
Superintendent speculation
The LAT's School Me blog keeps a running tab of candidates it wants to see considered for the top job at LAUSD.
Ray, just Ray
Developers got the endorsement of the Venice Neighborhood Council for a 57-room boutique hotel on the site of the former Charles and Ray Eames design warehouse on Abbot Kinney. It would be called Ray. Story is in the LABJ.
Et tu, BH?
Beverly Hills is looking at banning smoking on restaurant patios and other outdoor places.
Wedding bells
Vanessa Grigoriadis, contributing editor here for Rolling Stone, pops up in the NYT wedding pages marrying Craig Maldonado, a designer for David LaChapelle. They fell in love at Burning Man.
Consultants' showdown
Bill Carrick (Angelides) and Matthew Dowd (Schwarzenegger) guest on KPCC's "Patt Morrison" at 2 pm.

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