Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.14.06

Israeli PM in town
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gives the keynote address at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly this afternoon at the Convention Center. Heads of state are never good for traffic; he goes on sometime between 4 and 6 then stays for dinner.
Ouch: Times takes on Antonio's Yukon
Duke Helfand's story notes that the mayor talks a good game about the need for everyone else to take transit, but gets driven around in an SUV. So Helfand takes the bus line closest to Villaraigosa's home and hears an earful during the 44 minutes it takes to reach City Hall.
More LAPD video trouble
New footage surfaces of a handcuffed Venice man pepper-sprayed by an officer who resigned before the internal probe could be completed. LAT Meanwhile, NBC4 got a jailhouse interview with the suspect who was slugged by an officer in the videotape that broke last week. LA Observed also gets email.
Headline got my attention
"Frozen Pigs Fly Across Golden State Freeway." Oddly, it's true.
AFTER THE JUMP: A little politics, a little media and more — nicely tucked away out of sight until you need it.
LAPD headquarters keeps costing more
Expense is piling up. LAT
Janett Humphries pleads to federal charges
The former LAUSD union official pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and four embezzlement counts, admitting to taking more than $30,000 from Service Employees International Union Local 99, mostly to pay campaign workers for Martin Ludlow. She already was convicted of state charges in the case.
Boyarsky and the ethics commission
This is the day that commission vice president Bill Boyarsky plans to ask some hard questions and Measure R, the term limits-extending proposition that passed in Los Angeles last week. Boyarsky blogged about it at his new LA Observed blog.
Hollywood causes smog
All those generators, idling trucks and special effects explosions, says a new UCLA study. LAT, DN
Cheap shot of the day
U.S. contenders for the 2016 Olympics were pared down to Los Angeles and Chicago — which city would the Tribune-occupied L.A. Times endorse?
Luc Robitaille gets a job
The Kings' probable future Hall of Famer will work with the team and AEG in community relations and the development of arenas in Kansas City and Ontario.

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
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