Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Monday 10.1.07

Still looking for the mayor's million trees, more fallout from the Yom Kippur inspection in Hancock Park, new arrivals Downtown and a lot more.

Mayor's missing million trees

This time it's the Daily News that goes looking and can't find therm. DN

Not everyone sorry about Yom Kippur inspectors

Attorneys for the Concerned Residents of Hancock Park said the Building and Safety inspectors who told Yavneh Hebrew Academy to shut down Yom Kippur services were just doing their job. The mayor had apologized. LAT

Riordan on Mitt Romney

Elaborating on his endorsement of Rudy Giuliani, ex-mayor Richard Riordan said Romney also sought his backing but that he was put off at their meeting. "I donít think he has the charisma to get the votes,Ē Riordan said. ďAnd he didnít make eye contact with me.Ē NYT

Monday columns

Orlov/DN: Mayor's affair and Hillary Clinton, and Riverside awaits Mirthala Salinas.
Hymon/LAT: Transit into downtown L.A.

Homeboy Bakery moves Downtown

Bakery reopens eight years after its site in Boyle Heights burned down. The new home at at Bruno and Alameda streets, two blocks from Union Station, will house most of Homeboy Industries, the job program for reformed gang members started by Father Gregory Boyle. Grand opening with all the pols is Tuesday. LAT, Witness L.A.

Pinkberry comes Downtown too

You can now get trendy yogurt-like frozen confections in Little Tokyo on 2nd Street between San Pedro and Central. Downtown News

See's stands up for chocolate

L.A.'s favorite homegrown candy maker is joining the the campaign to keep requiring that anything called chocolate actually contain cocoa butter. LABJ

Beating infection at USC

It took years but the the Trojans have nearly eradicated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus from their sports teams' locker rooms. LAT

No smoking, no tickets

Seven South Bay cities have banned beach smoking in recent years, but not a single citation has been written for violations. Breeze

Appreciation for Martin Manulis

Variety's Cynthia Littleton writes "Playhouse 90 -- what a legacy. If Martin Manulis had only produced Rod Serling's "Requiem for a Heavyweight," he would forever have earned his place in TV history books. But as the creator and chief steward of CBS' high-end dramatic anthology series, Manulis, who died last week at the age of 92, presided over many more great hours of television." On the Air

McCourt does speak

Before yesterday's season-ending laugher, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt endorsed the GM and manager and said ticket prices would probably go up again this winter.

Background checks at JPL

The controversy over submitting to new background investigations or losing your job at the Jet Propulsion Lab is covered this morning at 10:30 am on "Larry Mantle's Airtalk," KPCC.

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