Morning Buzz: Monday 2.5.07

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Mark Lacter link
Politics
Arnold unguarded
The Times got hold of more audio tapes of Gov. Schwarzenegger chatting with his aides about Sacramento figures and "the Mexicans," but there's nothing as inflammatory as last time. The files had been downloaded from the governor's unsecured website by the Angelides campaign.
Monday columns
Hymon/LAT: Laura Chick doesn't want to be called a carpetbagger, but she is; Councilwoman Perry and Central Avenue.
Orlov/DN: Bernard Parks' NFL persistence, Delgadillo bounced off campus, another council office cuts back driving.
Mia Farrow op-ed
The actress lands on the LAT op-ed page with a piece about keeping your money out of Darfur.
Media
New language website
Students at the UCLA Center for World Languages have launched LA Language World, also known as LALA, an online monthly magazine about linguistic diversity and practices in Los Angeles. Check it out.
Sporting News Radio moving here
Joel Russell says in the L.A. Business Journal that the network will shift production of its nationally syndicated radio shows from Chicago to KMPC AM 1540. The station may also move out of Santa Monica.
Strange coincidence
Last week's LAO item on Tribune's help wanted ads for a new local entertainment guide aimed at 18-to-34-year-olds was as brief and straight as they come: purely informational, no commentary or spin. Well, friends Kate Coe at FishbowlLA and Cathy Seipp both imagined in some backstory and posted it. Anyway, Tribune has ads up for the new service at many of its papers. Here's some spin: until proven otherwise I'll assume it's going to be just another not-very-savvy online city guide.
Getting around
Bus lines up for cutting
Three dozen "under-used" MTA lines are on the table.
Hybrid owners out of luck
The state won't issue any more stickers to let solo drivers use carpool lanes.
Noted
Downtown's hot restaurant market
Kathryn Maese in the Downtown News lists what's coming, including an outdoor sushi lounge on the top floor of the 811 Wilshire Building. She says the owners hope the the Takami Sushi and Robata Restaurant will be "hotter than the Standard's rooftop bar, pump out pricier meals than the Water Grill and draw more celebrities than a Lakers playoff game at Staples Center."
Stodder blogs but not about his fate
Missed this last week, but John Stodder explains on his blog why he won't have anything to say directly about his prison sentence — and apologizes to the LA Weekly's David Zahniser.
Googie on the town
Original Googie architect Eldon Davis went for a bus tour of some remaining sites with the modernists at ModCom. LAT
Los Angeles obituary
Floyd Levin, jazz historian was 84
Levin wrote hundreds of reviews and profiles and he authored Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians, published by the University of California Press. His jazz archive was accepted by the Smithsonian and Tulane University. LAT obituary by Dennis McLellan.

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