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Morning Buzz: Monday 6.4.07

Full Monday helping after the jump.

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Monday columns
Orlov/DN: Jack Weiss' colleagues don't like him.
Hymon/LAT: Transit projects
Parks still sore about Bratton
Councilman Bernard Parks wrote an Outside the Tent piece in the Sunday LAT venting that the Times writes too favorably about Chief Bratton and too critically about Parks' time as chief. LAT
Porn in the Valley (again)
The Daily News kicked off a multi-part series on the porn industry Sunday. Haven't read it all so I can't say if there's much new there. DN
Sportsmen's Lodge sold
Real estate investor and developer Richard Weintraub paid about $50 million for the Studio City landmark hotel and surrounding nine acres. "Sources familiar with the deal said that Weintraub plans to renovate the existing hotel and add retail space. The project would retain the Sportsmen’s Lodge name, and would be renovated to evoke the 'mid-century cool' of the San Fernando Valley in the 1950s. As much as 300,000 square feet of retail space could be built." LABJ
Phil Anschutz? In public?
Los Angeles' least-visible absentee billionaire made the scene at the groundbreaking for the L.A. Live hotel. Downtown News
Confusions of young journalists
Former Times staffer Steven Barrie-Anthony discusses at the Huffington Post with, among others, the LA Weekly's Daniel Hernandez and Downtown News' Kathleen Nye Flynn.
Noted down
On Monday morning a message at the site reads "Application Error (Rails)"
Missing the point
Dan Neil's column in Sunday's West magazine was all about his search on YouTube for the next big amateur thing, yet there was not a single link out from the LAT website. As a reader, even online, you just had to take his word for it that the videos were great.
News website for the Inland Empire
Instant Riverside, which offers news and user videos, is run by former KFI and KCBS/KCAL reporter Craig Fiegener.
Carolla at Zócalo
Adam Carolla's conversation with Meghan Daum is blog-reviewed by Scott O'Malley at Otoh, Botoh.
Book leave for Welch
L.A. Times editorial writer-opinion blogger Matt Welch has gone on leave to write a book about John McCain. Janet Duckworth, formerly of West magazine, has moved into his slot temporarily.
Heather John becomes a bride
The senior editor of Bon Appétit in Los Angeles married John Fogarty on Sunday in the Napa Valley, the New York Times says.
Chez Panisse book
Patric Kuh, restaurant critic for Los Angeles magazine, reviewed Alice Waters and Chez Panisse in Sunday's New York Times Book Review. Also: LA Observed contributor Veronique de Turenne reviewed Rick Moody's Right Livelihoods in the LAT Book Review.
Looking back
Fifteen Times staffers who took the buyout reminisce about their favorite career moments on a page at

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