Cardinal Mahony apologizes but doesn't satisfy, the mayor skips out on personal questions, and much more in a good rich Monday installment of Morning Buzz. Click for entry.
Mahony apologizes at news conference
"There really is no way to go back and give them that innocence that was taken from them," Cardinal Roger Mahony said after Mass Sunday. "The one thing I wish I could give the victims ... I cannot. Once again, I apologize to anyone who has been offended, who has been abused. It should not have happened and it will not happen again." He added, "I made mistakes. I wish I had known when we sent priests to treatment programs, they (those programs) didn't work." Replied David Clohessy, national director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests: "It's hard to take his apology seriously....He avoided the No. 1 thing he fears, which is disclosing under oath how much he knew and how little he did about predatory priests." LAT
Pox on both their houses
UCLA law professor Stephen Bainbridge has no great love for Mahony, but he thinks the Times could have covered the settlement better. Blog
Mayor avoids Channel 7 questions
Villaraigosa skipped his regular monthly guest appearance to answer questions on "Eyewitness Newsmakers," refusing to get into the personal side of his life. "More than two-thirds of the questions we received were about his relationship," said Channel 7's Adrian Alpert. DN
Interest in DWP job
Before general manager Ron Deaton fell ill, DWP commission president H. David Nahai let the mayor's office know he might be interested in replacing Deaton in the top job, says Rick Orlov. Steve Hymon's column focuses on the recent City Council retreat. Daily News
Porn star to Episcopal priest?
Sharon Waxman says in the New York Times that the former Rod Fontana is part of a church in suburban Oak Park and heading toward ordination. But Fontana's pastor has big issues
with the story. NYT
Is it true....
...that a local music writer just got the axe...or that L.A. is gaining a business columnist from S.F.?
is now tied more closely to the feature sections in the Daily News and other LANG papers, which also are renamed today and introduce a new comics lineup and other changes. From DN Editor Ron Kaye's note in the paper:
It's not just a change of name but a whole new concept in journalism that links the online world to our daily printed section. It is filled with stories about what's hot and happening from the beaches to the valleys to the desert across Southern California.
There's celebrity news galore and gossip, stories about living a healthy life and doing it with style, movies, music, and nightlife from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach and beyond.
Latino stereotypes in coverage of Villarsalinas
Gregory Rodriguez is mad about the telenovela references and other aspects of the way journalists handled the news. LAT
Veronique de Turenne of Here in Malibu
by Kurt Wenzel in Sunday's L.A. Times Book Review. LAT
More by Kevin Roderick:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
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
Morning Buzz: Wednesday 4.16.14