Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 1.5.07

Mayor Villaraigosa picks up another tribute from People en español, a strange phone call to Channel 2 about Jim Lampley's arrest, Pellicano's day in court and a flock of other items await after the jump. Click for a neat little roundup of just the L.A. news you want to know about. Later this morning, check out Mark Lacter's first look at the headlines at LA Biz Observed.

And from yesterday on LA Observed, don't miss the reappearance of a tape of Martin Luther King speaking in Hollywood 42 years ago, Rip Rense's email about Du-Par's, Pulp Fiction's trouble with L.A. geography and the view from Malibu and Echo Park.

Muy influyentes
People en español puts Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on its new list of the 100 most influential Hispanics. On the English-language website gallery he's the first to come up who isn't an entertainer. Well, officially.
Poor Lynwood
The troubled city is listening to a pitch from a developer who wants to build an NFL stadium, even though getting a team there would be a longshot.
How Channel 2 learned about Lampley
Assignment editor Mark Liu blogs about the strange anonymous phone call he received at the desk. Eventually he figured out that former CBS-2 anchor Jim Lampley was in custody.
SAG chief wants to stay
Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg confirmed that he will seek another two-year term.
El Cucuy is big news
The arrest of popular deejay Renán Almendárez Coello was the lede story in yesterday's La Opinión. Daniel Hernandez gives the story a read and a translation.
What's up with Pellicano?
The jailed private investigator will make a motion today to represent himself at his upcoming federal trial, the Daily Journal reports.
Name reappears
For years Judy Dugan was a Times editorial pages writer and editor, laboring mostly behind the scenes. Today her name graces the op-ed page as co-author of a piece on health insurance reform. She is research director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.
New time for Lores Rizkalla
Lores Rizkalla Live moves to Sundays at 7 pm on KRLA 870 AM, from 10 pm, starting this weekend.
Police beat
MTA bus hits tree, driver killed
He had just dropped off his last passenger of the night in Willowbrook.
Mary Frampton, photographer was 76
She was among the first female staff photographers at the Los Angeles Times and later a Malibu activist. LAT obit

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